Particle Physics
Electron microscopy allows scientists to understand the molecular trigger of allergic reactions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
For the first time, researchers from the Department of Engineering and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University have described the... more
When bonding noble metals to 2D materials, interfaces matter  nanowerk · 2 hours
Researchers have developed new materials for improved single-atom catalysis and future electronics. more
A better starting point for exploring entanglement  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Quantum entanglement is perhaps one of the most intriguing phenomena known to physics. It describes how the fates of multiple particles can become entwined, even when separated by vast distances. Importantly, the probability distributions... more
From China to the South Pole: Joining forces to solve the neutrino mass puzzle  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Among the most exciting challenges in modern physics is the identification of the neutrino mass ordering. Physicists from the Cluster... more
Safe method of adding metal particles to organic nanomaterials paves way for better batteries  nanowerk · 4 hours
Novel liquid-based method for safe synthesis of carbon-based materials containing ultrafine metallic atoms. more
From China to the South Pole: Joining forces to solve the neutrino mass puzzle  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A new study indicates that the next generation of neutrino experiments may well find the answer to one of the... more
Observation of non-trivial superconductivity on surface of type II Weyl semimetal  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Topological superconductors, with bulk superconducting gap and Majorana fermion states on the surface or edge, are one of the most sought after quantum materials. Topological superconductivity... more
Breaking the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing  nanowerk · 5 hours
Researchers have demonstrated a new method for testing microscopic aeronautical materials at ultra-high temperatures. By combining electron microscopy and laser heating, scientists can evaluate these materials much more quickly and inexpensively than... more
Synthesizing a superatom: Opening doors to their use as substitutes for elemental atoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Scientists have demonstrated how superatoms of a desired valency, stability, and volume can be synthesized in a solution medium by altering the... more
Mysterious 'antihydrogen' particles reveal uncanny quantum effect  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 hours
The bubbling, raucous quantum vacuum distorts the shape of every hydrogen atom in the universe, and it distorts antimatter "antihydrogen" too. more
Synthesizing a superatom: Opening doors to their use as substitutes for elemental atoms  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
'Superatom' is a name given to a cluster of atoms that seem to exhibit properties similar to elemental atoms. Scientists have shown... more
High-pressure scientists discover promising material for information technology  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have discovered an unusual material: When cooled down to two degrees Celsius, its crystal structure and electronic properties change abruptly and significantly. In this new state,... more
Breaking the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Researchers have demonstrated a new method for testing microscopic aeronautical materials at ultra-high temperatures. By combining electron microscopy and laser heating, scientists can evaluate these materials much more quickly and inexpensively than... more
XMM-Newton Detects X-ray Superflare from Ultracool Dwarf  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 hours
Using data from the European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory, astronomers have detected for the first time a... more
Cooling of a trapped ion to the quantum regime  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Neutral atoms and charged ions can be cooled down to extremely low temperatures (i.e., to microkelvins, 1 millionth of a degree above absolute zero) using laser techniques. At these low... more
Radio waves detect particle showers in a block of plastic  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
When neutrinos crash into water molecules in the billion-plus tons of ice that make up the detector at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, more than 5,000 sensors... more
An 'exceptionally stable' single-atom catalyst  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Scientists have shown that single platinum atoms trapped in C12A7 crystals act as a stable and effective catalyst for the hydrogenation of nitroarenes, an essential process in the production of many kinds of fine chemicals. Their approach could... more
Design of the W7-X fusion device enables it to overcome obstacles, scientists find  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A key hurdle facing fusion devices called stellarators—twisty facilities that seek to harness on Earth the fusion reactions that power the sun... more
Want to catch a photon? Start by silencing the sun  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have created a 3-D imaging system that uses light's quantum properties to create images 40,000 times crisper than current technologies, paving the... more
Synthesizing a superatom  nanowerk · 15 hours
Scientists have demonstrated how superatoms of a desired valency, stability, and volume can be synthesized in a solution medium by altering the number of atoms in a cluster structure. This is an important step in realizing the practical application of... more
Prolonged exposure to a pair of antioxidant proteins may fuel liver enlargement  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
All life is challenged by oxidants -- reactive molecules or compounds that remove electrons from other molecules -- often with adverse effect, commonly referred... more
Cryo-electron microscopy reveals how transport protein works very efficiently  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The structure of a transport complex used by bacteria to import aspartate has been mapped in unique detail by University of Groningen scientists. more
New technology uses microwaves and AI for tumor detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. more
Design of the W7-X fusion device enables it to overcome obstacles  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Advanced design of the world's largest and most powerful stellarator demonstrates the ability to moderate heat loss from the plasma that fuels fusion reactions. more
Want to catch a photon? Start by silencing the sun  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Researchers have created a 3D imaging system that uses light's quantum properties to create images 40,000 times crisper than current technologies, paving the way for never-before seen LIDAR... more
Defects add color to quantum systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
Researchers are investigating light-emitting defects in materials that may someday form the basis of quantum-based technologies, such as quantum computers, quantum networks or engines that run on light. Once understood, these defects can become controllable features. more
Defects add color to quantum systems  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers are investigating light-emitting defects in materials that may someday form the basis of quantum-based technologies, such as quantum computers, quantum networks or engines that run on light. Once understood, these defects can become controllable features. more
Researchers shine light on the defects responsible for messy behavior in quantum materials  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In a future built on quantum technologies, planes and spaceships could be fueled by the momentum of light. Quantum computers will crunch... more
New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The system uses harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence... more
A simple retrofit transforms electron microscopes into high-speed atom-scale cameras  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a way to retrofit the transmission electron microscope -- a long-standing scientific workhorse for making crisp microscopic images -- so that it can also create... more
An 'exceptionally stable' single-atom catalyst  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have shown that single platinum atoms trapped in C12A7 crystals act as a stable and effective catalyst for the hydrogenation of nitroarenes, an essential process in the production of many... more
Team discovers new way to control the phase of light using 2-D materials  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Optical manipulation on the nano-scale, or nanophotonics, has become a critical research area, as researchers seek ways to meet the ever-increasing demand... more
Transport protein efficiently uses three independent lifts to shuttle the goods  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The structure of a transport complex used by bacteria to import aspartate has been mapped in unique detail by University of Groningen scientists. The proteins were... more
A simple retrofit transforms electron microscopes into high-speed atom-scale cameras  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their collaborators have developed a way to retrofit the transmission electron microscope—a long-standing scientific workhorse for making... more
Going super small to get super strong metals  nanowerk · 1 day
A new study has resulted in a new understanding of how individual atoms of metal grains interact with each other, as well as a way to use those physics to achieve super-strong... more
A simple retrofit transforms electron microscopes into high-speed atom-scale cameras  nanowerk · 1 day
Patented 'beam chopper' provides cost-effective way to investigate super-fast processes important for tomorrow's technology. more
Inflammation caused by radiation can promote survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
While radiation is successfully used to treat breast cancer by killing cancer cells, inflammation caused as a side-effect of radiation can have a contrary... more
Mirrored chip could enable handheld dark-field microscopes  MIT · 1 day
Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms. more
An exceptionally stable single-atom catalyst  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have shown that single platinum atoms trapped in C12A7 crystals act as a stable and effective catalyst for the hydrogenation of nitroarenes, an essential process in the production of many kinds of fine chemicals. more
Physicists Observe Three-Atom Collisions in Ground-Breaking Experiments  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A team of physicists in New Zealand has held individual atoms of rubidium in place and observed previously unseen interactions. “Our method... more
Ability to control spin of atom-like impurities in 2-D material hexagonal boron-nitride demonstrated  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of international scientists investigating how to control the spin of atom-like impurities in 2-D materials have observed the dependence of... more
ATLAS experiment searches for natural supersymmetry using novel techniques  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In new results presented at CERN, the ATLAS Experiment's search for supersymmetry (SUSY) reached new levels of sensitivity. The results examine a popular SUSY extension studied at the Large Hadron... more
Electron-hole recombination mechanism in halide perovskites  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A research team led by Prof. Zhao Jin from Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found low-frequency lattice phonons in halide perovskites resulting in high... more
Scientists reveal infrared spectroscopy of neutral water dimer  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A research team led by Profs. Jiang Ling, Yang Xueming and Zhang Donghui from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Prof. Li... more
Sneaking up on nanocrystals with electron diffraction  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists present a method for serial electron diffraction of protein nanocrystals combining the benefits of serial X-ray crystallography and rotation electron diffraction. more
When plasmons reach atomic flatland  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a significant new fundamental kind of quantum electronic oscillations, or plasmons, in atomically thin materials. Their work has potential implications for novel imaging techniques and photochemical reactions at the nanoscale. more
Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Teeth damaged by trauma or disease require treatment to look and feel as good as new, but the restorative materials available to dentists don't... more
Shaping the rings of molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Chemists discover a natural process to control the shape of 'macrocycles,' molecules of large rings of atoms, for use in pharmaceuticals and electronics. more
Excitons in 2D perovskites for ultrafast terahertz photonic devices  Science Magazine · 4 days
In recent years, two-dimensional (2D) Ruddlesden-Popper perovskites have emerged as promising candidates for environmentally stable solar cells, highly efficient light-emitting diodes, and resistive memory devices. The remarkable existence of self-assembled... more
Photothermally induced transparency  Science Magazine · 4 days
Induced transparency is a common but remarkable effect in optics. It occurs when a strong driving field is used to render an otherwise opaque material transparent. The effect is known as electromagnetically induced transparency in atomic media and optomechanically induced... more
Singlet-filtered NMR spectroscopy  Science Magazine · 4 days
Selectively studying parts of proteins and metabolites in tissue with nuclear magnetic resonance promises new insights into molecular structures or diagnostic approaches. Nuclear spin singlet states allow the selection of signals from chemical moieties of interest in proteins or metabolites... more
Shaping the rings of molecules  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Macrocycles are molecules made of large rings of atoms. Despite being relatively big and flexible, the molecules don't always stay "floppy"—they can actually lock themselves into specific shapes and geometries. more
When plasmons reach atomic flatland  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers from the MPSD and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the United States have discovered a significant new fundamental kind of quantum electronic oscillation, or plasmon, in atomically thin materials. Their work has now been published... more
Sneaking up on tiny crystals with electron diffraction  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Understanding the structure of proteins, the building blocks of life, is essential to obtain insight into their biological function. Due to their minute size and extreme fragility, these structures are enormously difficult... more
New method to isolate atomic sheets and create new materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have invented a new method -- using ultraflat gold films -- to disassemble vdW single crystals layer by layer into monolayers with near-unity yield and with dimensions... more
A bioplastic that protects against UV radiation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the University of Oulu's Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry have developed a new synthetic bioplastic that, unlike traditional carbon-based plastics or other bioplastics, provides protection from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. more
Green ammonia could slash farm emissions and power the ships of the future  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For the past 100 years, a simple molecule has had an immensely positive impact on our world. Ammonia, which comprises three hydrogen... more
Twisted radio beams in space reveal unique properties of black holes  nanowerk · 5 days
An international research team that has detected twisted radio beams from the famous black hole in the M87 galaxy. The radiation discovered reveals unique properties of... more
Experimental identification of the foremost AFM tip atom  nanowerk · 5 days
The foremost atom of the tip in a scanning probe microscope is critically important for precise imaging results. In atomic force microscopy, the front atom significantly affects atomic-scale contrast and atom manipulation.... more
Administering immunotherapy alongside chemoradiation for advanced NSCLC appears to be safe and tolerable  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows administering the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab together with chemotherapy given at the same time... more
Scientists Produce 3D Map of SARS-CoV-2’s Spike Protein  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Researchers have made a breakthrough toward developing a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, by creating the... more
Scientists develop new method to isolate atomic sheets and create new materials  nanowerk · 5 days
New exfoliation method makes large-area atomically thin layers that can be stacked in any desired order and orientation to generate a whole new class... more
Researchers develop new method to isolate atomic sheets and create new materials  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Two-dimensional materials from layered van der Waals (vdW) crystals hold great promise for electronic, optoelectronic, and quantum devices, but making/manufacturing them has been limited... more
10,000 times faster calculations of many-body quantum dynamics possible  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
How an electron behaves in an atom, or how it moves in a solid, can be predicted precisely with the equations of quantum mechanics. These theoretical calculations agree with the... more
Physicists grab individual atoms in ground-breaking experiment  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In a first for quantum physics, researchers have 'held' individual atoms in place and observed previously unseen complex atomic interactions. more
Colorado River flow dwindles as warming-driven loss of reflective snow energizes evaporation  Science Magazine · 5 days
The sensitivity of river discharge to climate-system warming is highly uncertain and governing processes are poorly understood, impeding climate-change adaptation. A prominent exemplar is... more
Electrical power generation from moderate-temperature radiative thermal sources  Science Magazine · 5 days
Moderate-temperature thermal sources (100–400°C) that radiate waste heat are often the by-product of mechanical work, chemical or nuclear reactions, or information processing. We demonstrate conversion of thermal radiation into electrical power using... more
Novel Synthetic Bioplastic Protects against UV Radiation  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
A team of researchers in Sweden has developed a new bioplastic that, unlike traditional carbon-based plastics or other bioplastics, provides protection from... more
Brickmaking bacteria and solar cells that turn ‘waste’ heat into electricity  Science Magazine · 5 days
On this week’s show, Staff Writer Robert F. Service talks with host Sarah Crespi about manipulating microbes to make them produce building materials like bricks—and walls... more
Molecular mechanism of biased signaling in a prototypical G protein-coupled receptor  Science Magazine · 5 days
Biased signaling, in which different ligands that bind to the same G protein–coupled receptor preferentially trigger distinct signaling pathways, holds great promise for the design of... more
Disassembling 2D van der Waals crystals into macroscopic monolayers and reassembling into artificial lattices  Science Magazine · 5 days
Two-dimensional materials from layered van der Waals (vdW) crystals hold great promise for electronic, optoelectronic, and quantum devices, but technological... more
Synthetic bioplastic protects against UV radiation  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers have developed a new synthetic bioplastic that, unlike traditional carbon-based plastics or other bioplastics, provides protection from the sun?s ultraviolet radiation. more
Exploring a genome's 3-D organization through a social network lens  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken an algorithm used to study social networks, such as Facebook communities, and adapted it to identify how DNA and proteins... more
10,000 times faster calculations of many-body quantum dynamics possible  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
How an electron behaves in an atom, or how it moves in a solid, can be predicted precisely with the equations of quantum mechanics. These theoretical calculations agree fully with... more
How to keep the nucleus clean  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Cells are small factories that constantly produce protein and RNA molecules by decoding the genetic information stored in the DNA of their chromosomes. The first phase of this decoding, the transcription process, 'transcribes' the DNA code... more
How particle physics could prevent financial fraud  CERN · 5 days
How particle physics could prevent financial fraud achintya Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:13 (Image: CERN) Every day, commodity markets trade millions of food... more
New graphene-based metasurface capable of independent amplitude and phase control of light  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers described a new strategy of designing metamolecules that incorporates two independently controllable subwavelength meta-atoms. This two-parametric control of the metamolecule secures the complete... more
New graphene-based metasurface capable of independent amplitude and phase control of light  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers described a new strategy of designing metamolecules that incorporates two independently controllable subwavelength meta-atoms. This two-parametric control of the metamolecule secures the complete... more
New graphene-based metasurface capable of independent amplitude and phase control of light  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers describe a new strategy of designing metamolecules that incorporates two independently controllable subwavelength meta-atoms. This two-parametric control of the metamolecule secures the complete... more
Cell biology: How to keep the nucleus clean  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
RNA turnover in the nuclei of eukaryotic cells is controlled by the RNA exosome aided by numerous cofactors. Researchers at now show how two major nuclear exosome cofactors recognize their RNA targets... more
Physicists grab individual atoms in groundbreaking experiment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In a first for quantum physics, University of Otago researchers have "held" individual atoms in place and observed previously unseen complex atomic interactions. more
ALPHA collaboration reports first measurements of certain quantum effects in antimatter  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The ALPHA collaboration at CERN has reported the first measurements of certain quantum effects in the energy structure of antihydrogen, the antimatter counterpart of hydrogen. These... more
New world record for conversion of solar energy to electricity using quantum dots  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have set a world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity via the use of tiny nanoparticles called 'quantum... more
Creating custom light using 2D materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Making artificial structures that emit light tailored to our specific needs is an even more attractive proposition. However, light emission in a semi-conductor only occurs when certain conditions are met. Researchers have discovered an entire class... more
Kazan University's Telescope Assists in Discovering Invisible Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A sizable international team published findings about the discovery of a new binary star in Astronomy & Astrophysics. A co-author... more
Scientists Announce Fresh Experiments On Antimatter  NPR · 6 days
Researchers have conducted a new test on antimatter — matter's weird opposite. The researchers found that anti-hydrogen atoms behave exactly the same as regular hydrogen. But many questions remain. more
What if we could teach photons to behave like electrons?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
To develop futuristic technologies like quantum computers, scientists will need to find ways to control photons, the basic particles of light, just as precisely as they can already... more
LATS kinase-mediated CTCF phosphorylation and selective loss of genomic binding  Science Magazine · 6 days
Chromatin topological organization is instrumental in gene transcription. Gene-enhancer interactions are accommodated in the same CTCF-mediated insulated neighborhoods. However, it remains poorly understood whether and how the 3D... more
Sensory neuron-derived NaV1.7 contributes to dorsal horn neuron excitability  Science Magazine · 6 days
Expression of the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 in sensory neurons is required for pain sensation. We examined the role of NaV1.7 in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord using... more
Engineering light-controllable CAR T cells for cancer immunotherapy  Science Magazine · 6 days
T cells engineered to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) can recognize and engage with target cancer cells with redirected specificity for cancer immunotherapy. However, there is a lack of ideal CARs for... more
A spookily good sensor  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists from the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) at The University of Tokyo demonstrated a method for coupling a magnetic sphere with a sensor via the strange power of quantum entanglement. They showed that the existence of... more
Measuring a dynamical topological order parameter in quantum walks  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nonequilibrium dynamical processes are central in many quantum technological contexts. However, it has remained a key challenge to identify concepts for their characterization and classification, as the resulting quantum states... more
3-D imaging the flavor content of the nucleon  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration, in an experiment led by researchers at Faculté des Sciences de Monastir in Tunisia, Institut de Physique Nucléaire d'Orsay in France and Old Dominion University in... more
Cryo-chip overcomes obstacle to large-scale quantum computers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
QuTech has resolved a major issue on the road toward a working large-scale quantum computer. QuTech, a collaboration of TU Delft and TNO, and Intel have designed and fabricated an integrated circuit that can... more
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