Physics
Detours may make batteries better  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Adding atom-scale defects to battery materials may help them charge faster, theoretical models show. more
Astrophysicists discovered a neutron star with an unusual magnetic field structure  nanowerk · 13 hours
Scientists discovered a unique neutron star, the magnetic field of which is apparent only when the star is seen under a certain angle relative to the... more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Researchers have discovered that the viscosity of solutions of electrically charged polymers dissolved in water is influenced by a quantum effect. This tiny quantum effect influences the way... more
Nanowire detects Abrikosov vortices  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have demonstrated the possibility of detecting Abrikosov vortices penetrating through a superconductor-ferromagnet interface. The... more
A neutron star with an unusual magnetic field structure  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Scientists from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI), and Pulkovo Observatory discovered a unique neutron star, the magnetic field of... more
Ultrafast stimulated emission microscopy of single nanocrystals  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The ability to investigate the dynamics of single particle at the nano-scale and femtosecond level remained an unfathomed dream for years. It was not until the dawn of the 21st century that nanotechnology and... more
Proton-hydrogen collision model could impact fusion research  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A new study uses new techniques to calculate the cross sections of atoms which have been excited to higher energy levels. Researchers analyzed the behavior over a wide range of impact energies. more
How Enceladus got its stripes  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is of great interest to scientists due to its subsurface ocean, making it a prime target for those searching for life elsewhere. New research led by Carnegie's Doug Hemingway reveals the physics governing the... more
Proton-hydrogen collision model could impact fusion research  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The motions of plasmas may be notoriously difficult to model, but they can be better understood by analysing what happens when protons are scattered by atoms of hydrogen. In itself, this property is characterised... more
Has physics ever been deterministic?  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Researchers have proposed a new interpretation of classical physics without real numbers. This new study challenges the traditional view of classical physics as deterministic. more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Researchers at EPFL have discovered that the viscosity of solutions of electrically charged polymers dissolved in water is influenced by a quantum effect. This tiny quantum effect influences... more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  nanowerk · 20 hours
A study sheds new light on the viscosity of aqueous solutions. It shows that, contrary to the traditional view that repulsive interactions between polymers are solely responsible for... more
In surprise breakthrough, scientists create quantum states in everyday electronics  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
After decades of miniaturization, the electronic components we've relied on for computers and modern technologies are now starting to reach fundamental limits. Faced with this challenge, engineers and... more
Spin on perovskite research advances potential for quantum computing  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
The next generation of information technology could take advantage of spintronics—electronics that use the minuscule magnetic fields emanating from spinning electrons as well as the electric charges of the electrons... more
Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel physics prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off... more
Gamma-ray laser moves a step closer to reality  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
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 a gamma-ray... more
Electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in superconductor  nanowerk · 3 days
Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, physicists have drawn a road map that reveals the quantum 'rules of the road' that... more
Gamma-ray laser moves a step closer to reality  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has performed calculations showing hollow spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium atoms are stable in liquid helium. more
Electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in superconductor  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, physicists have drawn a road map that reveals the quantum ''rules of the road'' that... more
Grain boundary decohesion by nanoclustering Ni and Cr separately in CrMnFeCoNi high-entropy alloys  Science Magazine · 4 days
The loss of ductility with temperature has been widely observed in tensile tests of single-phase face-centered cubic structured high-entropy alloys (HEAs). However,... more
FeSe quantum dots for in vivo multiphoton biomedical imaging  Science Magazine · 4 days
An immense demand in biomedical imaging is to develop efficient photoluminescent probes with high biocompatibility and quantum yield, as well as multiphoton absorption performance to improve penetration depth and spatial... more
Polyelectrolytes induce water-water correlations that result in dramatic viscosity changes and nuclear quantum effects  Science Magazine · 4 days
Ions interact with water via short-ranged ion-dipole interactions. Recently, an additional unexpected long-ranged interaction was found: The total electric field... more
Expedient synthesis of E-hydrazone esters and 1H-indazole scaffolds through heterogeneous single-atom platinum catalysis  Science Magazine · 4 days
Unprotected E-hydrazone esters are prized building blocks for the preparation of 1H-indazoles and countless other N-containing biologically active molecules. Despite previous advances,... more
Electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, Rice University physicists have drawn a detailed map that reveals the "rules of the road"... more
Researchers add order to polymer gels  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Gel-like materials have a wide range of applications, especially in chemistry and medicine. However, their usefulness is sometimes limited by their inherent random and disordered nature. Researchers from the University of Tokyo's Institute for Solid State... more
Simple experiment explains magnetic resonance  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physicists have designed an experiment to explain the concept of magnetic resonance. A versatile technique employed in chemistry, physics, and materials research, magnetic resonance describes a resonant excitation of electron or atomic nuclei spins residing in a magnetic... more
Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into 'war zone,' health official says  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The level of alarm is already high in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as the Pacific island nation struggles with rising... more
Life of a foam  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A fine coffee froth does not last forever. The bubbles that make the milk light and creamy are eventually torn apart by the pull of gravity. But there is a place where foams have a more stable life—in the weightless... more
Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 4 days
Video: 00:54:35 Station on 6 December 2019. The call was made from Stockholm, Sweden, at the start of Nobel Week festivities. ESA... more
Has physics ever been deterministic?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the University of Vienna and the University of Geneva, have proposed a new interpretation of classical physics without real numbers. This new study challenges the traditional view of classical physics as... more
A new view for glasses  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the University of Tokyo introduced a new physical model that predicts the dynamics of glassy materials based solely on their local degree of atomic structural order. Using computer simulations, they showed how this theory greatly improves... more
The surprising individuality of microRNAs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In order for the instructions contained within a gene to ultimately execute some function in the body, the nucleotides, or letters, that make up the gene's DNA sequence must be "read" and used to produce a messenger RNA... more
Simple experiment explains magnetic resonance  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physicists at University of California, Riverside, have designed an experiment to explain the concept of magnetic resonance. The project was carried out by undergraduate students in collaboration with local high school teachers. more
A new view for glasses  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists used computer simulations to demonstrate how the dynamics of a glassy liquid can be predicted based on the local structural ordering at the atomic level. This work may lead to a deeper understanding of glass transition. more
Life of a foam  ESA · 4 days
A fine coffee froth does not last forever. The bubbles that make the milk light and creamy are eventually torn apart by the pull of gravity. But there... more
A New Theory for How Black Holes and Neutron Stars Shine Bright  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
For decades, scientists have speculated about the origin of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from celestial regions that host black holes and neutron stars—the most... more
Student Solves a Decades-Old Physics Mystery  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Why do gas bubbles appear to get stuck inside narrow vertical tubes? more
New method to improve skeleton of common chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Every chemical, from the simplest to the most complex, have a structural skeleton of atoms. The atoms can be added or removed to transform the chemical into different types, for use in... more
Magnetic nano-sized disks could restore function for Lou Gehrig’s disease patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
For decades the renowned English physicist Stephen Hawking lived with a motor neuron disease until his death last year. more
The biochemical basis of microRNA targeting efficacy  Science Magazine · 5 days
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) act within Argonaute proteins to guide repression of mRNA targets. Although various approaches have provided insight into target recognition, the sparsity of miRNA–target affinity measurements has limited understanding and prediction of targeting... more
Massively multiplex chemical transcriptomics at single cell resolution  Science Magazine · 5 days
High-throughput chemical screens typically employ coarse assays, e.g. cell survival, limiting what can be learned about mechanisms of action, off-target effects, and heterogeneous responses. Here we introduce sci-Plex, which uses ‘nuclear hashing’... more
Direct determination of mode-projected electron-phonon coupling in the time domain  Science Magazine · 5 days
Ultrafast spectroscopies have become an important tool for elucidating the microscopic description and dynamical properties of quantum materials. In particular, by tracking the dynamics of nonthermal electrons, a... more
Comment on "The role of electron-electron interactions in two-dimensional Dirac fermions"  Science Magazine · 5 days
Tang et al. (Research Articles, 10 August 2018, p. 570) report on the properties of Dirac fermions with both on-site and Coulomb interactions. The substantial decrease,... more
Transmitting the quantum state of electrons across a metallic island with Coulomb interaction  Science Magazine · 5 days
The Coulomb interaction generally limits the quantum propagation of electrons. However, it can also provide a mechanism to transfer their quantum state... more
A platform for stable quantum computing, a playground for exotic physics  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Move over Godzilla vs. King Kong—this is the crossover event you've been waiting for. Well, at least if you're a condensed matter physicist. Harvard University researchers... more
A momentous view on the birth of photoelectrons  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The creation of photoelectrons through ionisation is one of the most fundamental processes in the interaction between light and matter. Yet, deep questions remain about just how photons transfer their linear momentum... more
Researchers develop method to improve skeleton of common chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Every chemical, from the simplest to the most complex, have a structural skeleton of atoms. The atoms can be added or removed to transform the chemical into different types, for... more
Fusion by strong lasers  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Nuclear physics usually involves high energies, as illustrated by experiments to master controlled nuclear fusion. One of the problems is how to overcome the strong electrical repulsion between atomic nuclei which requires high energies to make them fuse. But fusion... more
Warm-sector heavy rainfall in China: Studies and challenges  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Warm-sector heavy rainfall (WSHR) is a type of rainstorm proposed by Chinese meteorologists that had been found to only occur in South China. However, WSHR has also been found in other regions... more
New instrument extends LIGO's reach  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Just a year ago, the National Science Foundation-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, was picking up whispers of gravitational waves every month or so. Now, a new addition to the system is enabling the instruments to detect... more
Researchers discover potential key to extremely low-friction surfaces  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers studied friction of a graphene step edge using atomic force microscopy. more
Scientists see defects in potential new semiconductor  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A research team has reported seeing, for the first time, atomic scale defects that dictate the properties of a new and powerful semiconductor. more
Scientists reveal potential new class of X-ray star system research  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A scientist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian has announced the discovery that mass in triple star systems takes on the characteristics of recipient stars... more
New clues about the origin of stellar masses  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international team led by the Astrophysics Department-AIM Laboratory of CEA-Irfu has just obtained new clues about the origin of star mass distribution, combining observational data from the large interferometer ALMA and... more
Non-adiabatic dynamics of strongly driven diffusive Josephson junctions  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Understanding how microwave absorption changes the transport properties of diffusive Josephson junctions is at the forefront of interest in the quantum transport community. It is especially relevant for current efforts to address... more
Watch live: Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 5 days
Nobel Prize laureates in physics and chemistry will talk to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Jessica... more
New discovery on chromosomal function may shed light on human health and disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have discovered key mechanisms and structural details of a fundamental biological process-;how a cell nucleus and its chromosomal material reorganizes itself... more
Scientists detail how chromosomes reorganize after cell division  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have discovered key mechanisms and structural details of a fundamental biological process—how a cell nucleus and its chromosomal material reorganizes itself after cell division. The new findings in chromosomal architecture and... more
Atom music lets listeners experience atomic world through sound  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Atom music is a fun new way to explore the atomic world via musical synthesis techniques. more
Freeze frame: Scientists capture atomic-scale snapshots of artificial proteins  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists adapt microscopy technique to build and image peptoid nanosheets with unprecedented atomic precision. more
Freeze frame: Scientists capture atomic-scale snapshots of artificial proteins  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Protein-like molecules called "polypeptoids" (or "peptoids," for short) have great promise as precision building blocks for creating a variety of designer nanomaterials, like flexible nanosheets—ultrathin, atomic-scale 2-D materials. They could... more
Researchers achieve quantum control of an oscillator using a Josephson circuit  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Superconducting circuits, which have zero electrical resistance, could enable the development of electronic components that are significantly more energy-efficient than most chips used today. Importantly, superconducting... more
Paradoxical replacement tissue for medicine  nanowerk · 6 days
A material that thickens when you pull on it seems to contradict the laws of physics. However, the so-called auxetic effect is interesting for a number of applications. A new study shows how this amazing behavior can be... more
Auxetic membranes: Paradoxical replacement tissue for medicine  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A material that thickens when you pull on it seems to contradict the laws of physics. However, the so-called auxetic effect, which also occurs in nature, is interesting for a number of applications. A... more
How the U.S. hydrogen bomb secrets disappeared  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Given a choice of items to lose on a train, a top-secret document detailing the newly developed hydrogen bomb should be on the bottom of the list. In January 1953, amid the Red Scare... more
TESS Observes Huge Outburst from Comet 46P/Wirtanen  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
On September 26, 2018, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) observed an outburst of gase, ice and dust from the nucleus of... more
Nanoengineering: The skills and tools making technology invisible  nanowerk · 6 days
Nanoengineering is a branch of engineering that exploits the unique properties of nanomaterials - their size and quantum effects - and the interaction between these materials, in order to design and manufacture... more
Tech startups gravitate toward cities with strong social networks, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The presence of technology startups can drive economic growth for their home cities. So how can cities better appeal to entrepreneurs? A new study from the... more
Tech startups gravitate toward cities with strong social networks, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The presence of technology startups can drive economic growth for their home cities. So how can cities better appeal to entrepreneurs? A new study shows the... more
Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new approach could inform the design of quantum materials platforms for future electronics, as well as faster devices with more storage capabilities. more
19 Galaxies Are Apparently Missing Dark Matter. No One Knows Why.  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Nineteen newly discovered dwarf galaxies seem to be missing their dark matter, and physicists aren't sure why. more
Towards high quality zinc oxide quantum dots for biomedical applications  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Nanocrystalline zinc oxide (ZnO) is currently one of the most commonly used semiconductor metal oxide nanomaterials due to its unique catalytic and electro-optical characteristics. The inherent and distinctive... more
Electron correlations in carbon nanostructures  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
New materials are needed to further reduce the size of electronic components and thus make devices such as laptops and smartphones faster and more efficient. Tiny nanostructures of the novel material graphene are promising in this respect. Graphene... more
Towards high quality ZnO quantum dots prospective for biomedical applications  nanowerk · 7 days
Scientists have moved a step closer to creating stable, high quality colloidal zinc oxide quantum dots (ZnO QDs) for use in modern technologies and nanomedicine. Using advanced DNP-enhanced... more
Quantum Supremacy Is Unlikely, Scientist Says  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Google claims quantum supremacy – IBM says not so fast. One researcher explains why he doesn't see quantum computers outpacing classical computers any time soon ... and maybe not ever. more
Society benefits from investing in particle physics  CERN · 7 days
Society benefits from investing in particle physics achintya Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:31 Large-scale scientific facilities, such as those for conducting particle-physics research, are financed by society. A team of economists recently performed a cost–benefit... more
The impact of molecular rotation on a peculiar isotope effect on water hydrogen bonds  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The quantum nature of hydrogen bonds in water manifests itself in peculiar physicochemical isotope effects: While deuteration often elongates and... more
Mars: We may have solved the mystery of how its landslides form  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Some landslides on Mars seem to defy an important law of physics. "Long, runout landslides" are formed by huge volumes of rock and soil... more
The direct observation of van der Waals stacking-dependent interlayer magnetism  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Materials scientists aim to control the crystal structure of a solid—in a powerful approach to manipulate their fundamental properties. Researchers can achieve this control in van der Waals... more
Scientists analyze handwriting with lasers to evaluate mental states  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) along with international colleagues have studied the biomechanics of hand movements when writing and drawing and developed a unique method to... more
An ecofriendly method for curbing crop pests  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Moths and other winged insects, and particularly their larva, can become a problem for farmers, often causing major damage to crops. Pesticides help alleviate the problem, but they have also been strongly criticized. Pheromones... more
Electron correlations in carbon nanostructures  nanowerk · 7 days
Physicists elucidate the behaviour of electrons in graphene nanoribbons. more
Making higher-energy light to fight cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
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 and specialized organic molecules. The accomplishment brings scientists one step... more
Helping machines perceive some laws of physics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have designed a model that demonstrates an understanding of some basic 'intuitive physics' about how objects should behave. The model could be used to help build smarter artificial intelligence and, in turn, provide... more
Satellite Broken? Smart Satellites to the Rescue  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
When satellites break, which is surprisingly often, there isn't much you can do about them. They become expensive and dangerous flotsam, orbiting... more
When laser beams meet plasma: New data addresses gap in fusion research  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research from the University of Rochester will enhance the accuracy of computer models used in simulations of laser-driven implosions. The research, published in... more
Neutrons probe ultra-cold condensate for insight into quantum matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bose-Einstein condensates are macroscopic quantum phases of matter which appear only under very particular conditions. Learning more about these phases of matter could help researchers develop a better understanding of... more
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