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Physics News
December 11, 2019

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A new approach could inform the design of quantum materials platforms for future electronics, as well as faster devices with ... read more
Scientists have discovered why the Sun's magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface, which could help to solve the mystery of how the corona of the ... read more
In temperatures millions of times colder than interstellar space, researchers have performed the coldest reaction in the known universe. But that's not all. In such intense ... read more
Astrophysicists employed massive super-computer simulations to calculate the mechanisms that accelerate charged particles in extreme environments. They concluded their ... read more
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Gamma-Ray Laser Moves a Step Closer to Reality

A physicist has performed calculations showing hollow spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium atoms are stable in liquid helium. The calculations take scientists a step closer to realizing ... read more

Fusion by Strong Lasers

Nuclear physics usually involves high energies, as illustrated by experiments to master controlled nuclear fusion. One problem is how to overcome the strong electrical repulsion between atomic nuclei ... read more

Scientists See Defects in Potential New Semiconductor

A research team has reported seeing, for the first time, atomic scale defects that dictate the properties of a new and powerful semiconductor. The study shows a fundamental aspect of how the ... read more

New Instrument Extends LIGO's Reach

Technology 'squeezes' out quantum noise so more gravitational wave signals can be ... read more

Properties of Graphene Change Due to Water and Oxygen

A research team investigated the oxidation-reduction principle of two-dimensional materials by interfacial ... read more

Study Sheds Light on the Peculiar 'Normal' Phase of High-Temperature Superconductors

Every character has a back story, and so do high-temperature superconductors, which conduct electricity with no loss at much higher temperatures than scientists once thought possible. Recent ... read more

Making Higher-Energy Light to Fight Cancer

Researchers have achieved photon up-conversion, the emission of light with energy higher than the one that excites the material, using carefully designed structures containing silicon nanocrystals ... read more

When Laser Beams Meet Plasma: New Data Addresses Gap in Fusion Research

Scientists have directly demonstrated for the first time how laser beams modify the conditions of a plasma, addressing one of the challenges in the longstanding quest to achieve ... read more

Gains in One Type of Disruption Force Are Offset by Losses in Another

Simulations show that halo currents can serve as a proxy for the total force produced by vertical ... read more

Missing Link Between Soft Surface Adhesion and Surface Roughness

New research finds the missing link between soft surface adhesion and the roughness of the hard surface it touches. The key to this foundational discovery is a close look at the rough surface itself ... read more

Controlling the Optical Properties of Solids With Acoustic Waves

Physicists have found that large-amplitude acoustic waves, launched by ultrashort laser pulses, can dynamically manipulate the optical response of ... read more

New Way to Identify, Manipulate Topological Metals for Spintronics

A recent study gives researchers an easier way of finding Weyl semimetals and manipulating them for potential spintronic ... read more

Atomic-Scale Manufacturing Method Could Enable Ultra-Efficient Computers

As computers continue to infiltrate almost every aspect of modern life, their negative impact on the environment grows. According to recent estimates, the electricity required to power today's ... read more

Building a Better Battery With Machine Learning

Researchers have turned to the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to dramatically accelerate battery ... read more

Hourglass-Shaped Silicon Nanowire Photodiodes With Increased Absorption of Light Developed

Scientists have proposed creating vertical silicone nanowires with high sensitivity by using silicone and semiconductor ... read more

Milestone in Quantum Standardization

Researchers have developed a method that could pave the way to establishing universal standards for measuring the performance of quantum computers. The new method, called cycle benchmarking, allows ... read more

Billions of tiny interactions occur between thousands of particles in every piece of matter in the blink of an eye. Simulating these interactions in their full dynamics was said to be elusive but has ... read more

New Method for Using Spin Waves in Magnetic Materials

In order to miniaturize individual components of mobile phones or computers, for example, magnetic waves are currently regarded as promising alternatives to conventional data transmission functioning ... read more

Scientists Discover Surprising Quantum Effect in an Exotic Superconductor

Superconductors are already in use in various capacities, but newer iron-based superconductors have potential for future use. Researchers have studied what happens to the superconducting nature of ... read more

Breaking (and Restoring) Graphene's Symmetry in a Twistable Electronics Device

A recent study demonstrates a new way to tune the properties of 2D materials simply by adjusting the twist angle between them. The researchers built devices consisting of monolayer graphene ... read more

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