Particle Physics
Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest, neck or head had significantly reduced risk of suffering a stroke, and... more
Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3-D models  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland are using neutrons at Oak Ridge National... more
Physicists show novel Mott state in twisted graphene bilayers at 'magic angle'  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A University of Oklahoma physics group sheds light on a novel Mott state observed in twisted graphene bilayers at the 'magic angle' in a... more
Physicists show novel Mott state in twisted graphene bilayers at 'magic angle'  nanowerk · 12 hours
The physicists show that the Mott state in graphene bilayers favors ferromagnetic alignment of the electron spins, a phenomenon unheard of in conventional Mott... more
AFM-STED correlative nanoscopy reveals a dark side in fluorescence microscopy imaging  Science Magazine · 13 hours
It is known that the presence of fluorophores can influence the dynamics of molecular processes. Despite this, an affordable technique to control the fluorophore distribution within... more
Perfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Researchers at the University of Maryland have captured the most direct evidence to date of a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a barrier like it's not even there. The result, featured... more
Researchers find quantum gravity has no symmetry  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Using holography, researchers have found when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible. more
Secure quantum communications in the microwave range for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Mikel Sanz, of the Physical Chemistry Department of UPV/EHU, leads the theoretical group for an experiment published by the prestigious journal, Nature Communications. The experiment has... more
A sound idea: A step towards quantum computing  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A team at the University of Tsukuba studied a novel process for creating coherent lattice waves inside silicon crystals using ultrashort laser pulses. Using theoretical calculations combined with experimental results that were... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
When plants absorb excess light energy during photosynthesis, reactive oxygen species are produced, potentially causing oxidative stress that damages important structures. Plants can suppress the production of reactive oxygen species by oxidizing... more
Understanding nuclear weapons and Iran's uranium enrichment program  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Iranian leaders have threatened to withdraw from a 2015 agreement that limits their nation's nuclear activities. Under the deal, the United States and five other world powers lifted economic sanctions they had... more
A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have developed a new method for using lasers to create tiny lattice waves inside silicon crystals that can encode quantum information. By taking advantage of existing silicon hardware, this work may... more
How bacteria protect themselves from plasma treatment  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Plasmas are created from gas that is pumped with energy. Today, plasmas are already used against multi-resistant pathogens in clinical applications, for example to treat chronic wounds. "Plasmas provide a complex cocktail of components,... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Plants are susceptible to stress, and with the global impact of climate change and humanity's growing demand for food, it's crucial to understand what causes plant stress and stress tolerance. When plants... more
Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form—inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident. more
Ion beams and atom smashers: secrets of moon rocks  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time, as new technological tools provide insight into... more
A quick liquid flip helps explain how morphing materials store information  nanowerk · 21 hours
Experiments with x-ray lasers reveal in atomic detail how two distinct liquid phases in these materials enable fast switching between glassy and crystalline states that represent... more
Quantum music to my ears  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have applied new atomic-sensing capabilities to detect and record music. more
Quantum music to my ears  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It sounds like an old-school vinyl record, but the distinctive crackle in the music streamed into Chris Holloway's laboratory is atomic in origin. The group at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado, spent a long... more
Detecting intersubband polaritons in a single nanoantenna  nanowerk · 2 days
Electronic transitions between confined states within a quantum well are widely used in optoelectronics. Familiar examples include quantum cascade lasers and quantum well infrared photodetectors, which can operate in a wide range of wavelengths,... more
The hunt for hot nuclear matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In particle physics, a jet is a shower of collimated particles generated by a highly energetic quark or gluon. In a lead-lead collision, jets must traverse through quark gluon plasma, altering their energy, track and consistency. more
New methods from material sciences in physics find their way into cancer research  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study on the behavior of water in cancer cells shows how methods usually limited to physics can be of great... more
eROSITA – the hunt for dark energy begins  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
On 21 June 2019 the Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma (Spektr-RG / SRG) spacecraft will be launched from the Kazakh steppe, marking the start of an exciting journey. SRG will be carrying the German Extended ROentgen... more
A device emerges from the fusion of IGZO and ferroelectric-HfO2  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As a part of JST PRESTO program, Associate professor Masaharu Kobayashi, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, has developed a ferroelectric FET (FeFET) with ferroelectric-HfO2 and... more
Study sheds light on gauge invariance in ultrastrong-coupling cavity quantum electrodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In quantum electrodynamics, the choice of gauge (i.e. specific mathematical formalism used to regulate degrees of freedom) can greatly influence the form of light-matter interactions. Interestingly,... more
Speeding up the journey toward clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Osaka University researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen... more
How energy choices after Fukushima impacted human health and the environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
After the March 2011 nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima, Japan, nuclear power output experienced a rapid and large decline in that country as well as... more
Ring resonators corner light  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its four corners. The effect, which arises from interfering optical pathways, isn't altered by small defects during fabrication and could eventually... more
Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
While intense magnetic fields are naturally generated by neutron stars, researchers have been striving to achieve similar results for many years. UC San Diego mechanical and aerospace engineering... more
Four decades of gluons  CERN · 2 days
Four decades of gluons Ana Lopes abelchio Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:26 A three-jet event detected by the TASSO detector. (Image: CERN) Forty years ago, in 1979, experiments at... more
Ring resonators corner light  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its four corners. The effect, which arises from interfering optical pathways, isn't altered by small defects during fabrication and could eventually enable the creation of robust sources... more
A new 2-D magnet draws future devices closer  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
We are all familiar with the image of electrons zipping around an atom's nucleus and forming chemical bonds in molecules and materials. But what is less known is that electrons have an... more
Designing a crystallization chamber  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Marialucia Longo and Tobias Schrader at the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) based at FRM II in Garching, Germany have been designing and testing a crystallization chamber to grow large protein crystals. more
Quantum physics experiment shows Heisenberg was right about uncertainty, in a certain sense  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The word uncertainty is used a lot in quantum mechanics. One school of thought is that this means there's something out there... more
Building a better electron gun  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The successful test of the LCLS-II electron gun (see related article) marks the culmination of an R&D effort spanning more than a decade at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). more
Diamond detectors could aid the search for dark matter  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Elusive dark matter particles could be spotted when they slam into electrons or atomic nuclei within diamond, scientists say. more
Quantum simulation could help flights run on time  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A powerful new form of computing could help scientists design new types of materials for nanoelectronics, allow airlines to solve complex logistical problems to ensure flights run on time, and tackle traffic... more
New radiation technique shows promise for treating patients with essential tremor  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Tyrus Agee thought his promising new career was doomed. He had only one year left to finish his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of... more
Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The emergence of unusual metallic state supports the role of 'charge stripes' in the formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free flow of electrical current. more
Intrinsic magnetic topological insulators in van der Waals layered MnBi2Te4-family materials  Science Magazine · 6 days
The interplay of magnetism and topology is a key research subject in condensed matter physics, which offers great opportunities to explore emerging new physics, such as... more
Tuning from failed superconductor to failed insulator with magnetic field  Science Magazine · 6 days
Do charge modulations compete with electron pairing in high-temperature copper oxide superconductors? We investigated this question by suppressing superconductivity in a stripe-ordered cuprate compound at low temperature with... more
Observing momentum disturbance in double-slit "which-way" measurements  Science Magazine · 6 days
Making a "which-way" measurement (WWM) to identify which slit a particle goes through in a double-slit apparatus will reduce the visibility of interference fringes. There has been a long-standing controversy over whether this can... more
Manipulation of eight-dimensional Bell-like states  Science Magazine · 6 days
High-dimensional Bell-like states are necessary for increasing the channel capacity of the quantum protocol. However, their preparation and measurement are still huge challenges, especially for the latter. Here, we prepare an initial eight-dimensional Bell-like state based on hyperentanglement... more
Asymmetric hot-carrier thermalization and broadband photoresponse in graphene-2D semiconductor lateral heterojunctions  Science Magazine · 6 days
The massless Dirac electron transport in graphene has led to a variety of unique light-matter interaction phenomena, which promise many novel optoelectronic applications. Most of the... more
Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists seeking to understand the mechanism underlying superconductivity in "stripe-ordered" cuprates—copper-oxide materials with alternating areas of electric charge and magnetism—discovered an unusual metallic state when attempting to turn... more
Immortal quantum particles  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Decay is relentless in the macroscopic world: broken objects do not fit themselves back together again. However, other laws are valid in the quantum world: new research shows that so-called quasiparticles can decay and reorganize themselves again and are thus... more
Oscillating quasiparticles: the cycle of decay and rebirth  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Decay is relentless in the macroscopic world: Broken objects do not fit themselves back together again. However, other laws are valid in the quantum world: New research shows that so-called quasiparticles can... more
A new method for the generation of intense X-ray and gamma-ray radiation  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
International group of researchers including scientists from Skoltech have invented a new method for the generation of intense X-ray and gamma-ray radiation based on... more
New record: 3-D-printed optical-electronic integration  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Optoelectronic integration offers a promising strategy to simultaneously obtain the merits of electrons and photons when they serve as information carriers, including high-density communication and high-speed information processing, paving the way for the next-generation integrated circuits (ICs). more
Gaining a better understanding of what happens when two atoms meet  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to gain a detailed understanding of what happens when two atoms meet. In their paper published... more
Laser trick produces high-energy terahertz pulses  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of scientists from DESY and the University of Hamburg has achieved an important milestone in the quest for a new type of compact particle accelerator. Using ultra-powerful pulses of laser light, they were able... more
Phase-change materials from smartphones may lead to higher data storage, energy efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Phase-change materials that are used in the latest generation of smartphones could lead to higher storage capability and more energy efficiency. Data is recorded... more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers from Jülich in cooperation with the University of Magdeburg has developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic... more
ATLAS homes in on magnetic monopoles  CERN · 6 days
ATLAS homes in on magnetic monopoles Ana Lopes abelchio Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:00 Conventional bar magnets are also called ‘magnetic dipoles’ because they have... more
Revealing 'hidden' phases of matter through the power of light  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Most people think of water as existing in only one of three phases: Solid ice, liquid water, or gas vapor. But matter can exist in many different phases—ice,... more
Materials informatics reveals new class of super-hard alloys  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new method of discovering materials using data analytics and electron microscopy has found a new class of extremely hard alloys. Such materials could potentially withstand severe impact from projectiles, thereby providing... more
Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Using a new approach, researchers detected the elusive Majorana quasiparticle, notable for being its own antiparticle and for its potential as the basis for... more
Femtosecond x-ray diffraction reveals a liquid-liquid phase transition in phase-change materials  Science Magazine · 7 days
In phase-change memory devices, a material is cycled between glassy and crystalline states. The highly temperature-dependent kinetics of its crystallization process enables application in memory technology,... more
Cryo-EM structure of the mammalian ATP synthase tetramer bound with inhibitory protein IF1  Science Magazine · 7 days
The mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthase produces most of the ATP required by mammalian cells. We isolated porcine tetrameric ATP synthase and... more
Terahertz field-induced ferroelectricity in quantum paraelectric SrTiO3  Science Magazine · 7 days
"Hidden phases" are metastable collective states of matter that are typically not accessible on equilibrium phase diagrams. These phases can host exotic properties in otherwise conventional materials and hence may enable novel functionality and... more
Atomically dispersed Fe3+ sites catalyze efficient CO2 electroreduction to CO  Science Magazine · 7 days
Currently, the most active electrocatalysts for the conversion of CO2 to CO are gold-based nanomaterials, whereas non–precious metal catalysts have shown low to modest activity. Here, we report... more
Metastable ferroelectricity in optically strained SrTiO3  Science Magazine · 7 days
Fluctuating orders in solids are generally considered high-temperature precursors of broken symmetry phases. However, in some cases, these fluctuations persist to zero temperature and prevent the emergence of long-range order. Strontium titanate (SrTiO3) is a quantum... more
Concert of magnetic moments  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have uncovered a new way how the electron spins in layered materials can interact. more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new... more
Concert of magnetic moments  nanowerk · 7 days
An international collaboration between researchers has uncovered a new way how the electron spins in layered materials can interact. They report a hitherto unknown chiral coupling that is active over relatively long distances. more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new opportunities... more
Visualizing a quantum crystal: Imaging the electronic Wigner crystal in 1-D  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When electrons that repel each other are confined to a small space, they can form an ordered crystalline state known as a Wigner crystal. Observing the... more
The proton, a century on  CERN · 7 days
The proton, a century on abelchio Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:11 It is 100 years since Ernest Rutherford published his results proving the existence of the proton. For decades, the proton was considered an elementary particle. But ever since... more
The entire sky in X-rays  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The small fleet of X-ray space scouts will soon be expanded to include a flagship. On 21 June 2019, the German telescope eRosita will launch from the Russian Baikonur space-port into space. On a platform on board the... more
Solar activity forecast for next decade favorable for exploration  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The last astronauts of the Apollo program were lucky. Not just because they were chosen to fly to the moon, but because they missed some really bad weather en route.... more
Researchers reveal underlying mechanism that protects genetic transcripts in cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The cell contains transcripts of the genetic material, which migrate from the cell nucleus to another part of the cell. This movement protects the genetic transcripts from the... more
Discovery of field-induced pair density wave state in high temperature superconductors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Superconductors are quantum materials that are perfect transmitters of electricity and electronic information. Presently, cuprates are the best candidate for highest temperature superconductivity at ambient pressure,... more
Nuclear pore complex outer rings: No longer 'one size fits all'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In eukaryotic cells, molecules can only move into or out of the nucleus through specialized channels called nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Each NPC has a ring... more
Reaching and grasping: Learning fine motor coordination changes the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When we train the reaching for and grasping of objects, we also train our brain. In other words, this action brings about changes in the connections of a... more
Unprecedented reorganization of holocentric chromosomes provides insights into the enigma of lepidopteran chromosome evolution  Science Magazine · 1 week
Chromosome evolution presents an enigma in the mega-diverse Lepidoptera. Most species exhibit constrained chromosome evolution with nearly identical haploid chromosome... more
Direct visualization of the E. coli Sec translocase engaging precursor proteins in lipid bilayers  Science Magazine · 1 week
Escherichia coli exports proteins via a translocase comprising SecA and the translocon, SecYEG. Structural changes of active translocases underlie general... more
Discovery of field-induced pair density wave state in high temperature superconductors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Superconductors are quantum materials that are perfect transmitters of electricity and electronic information. Although they form the technological basis of solid-state quantum computing, they are also... more
Nuclear pore complex outer rings: No longer 'one size fits all'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In eukaryotic cells, the nucleus is walled off from the rest of the cell by the nuclear envelope. All transport into and out of the nucleus... more
How the cell protects itself  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The cell contains transcripts of the genetic material, which migrate from the cell nucleus to another part of the cell. This movement protects the genetic transcripts from the recruitment of 'spliceosomes'. If this protection does not happen, the... more
How the cell protects itself  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The cell contains transcripts of genetic material, which migrate from the cell nucleus to another part of the cell. This movement protects the genetic transcripts from the recruitment of "spliceosomes." If this protection does not happen, the entire... more
Binary solvent mixture boosting high efficiency of polymer solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tremendous progress of organic solar cells (OSCs) has been exemplified by the use of non-fullerene electron acceptors (NFAs) in the past few years. Compared with fullerene derivative acceptors,... more
An innovative electron microscope overturning common knowledge of 88 years history  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In conventional electron microscopes, performing atomic-resolution observations of magnetic materials is particularly difficult because high magnetic fields are inevitably exerted on samples inside the magnetic objective... more
Study shows how fine motor tasks promote plastic reorganization of certain brain region  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
When we train the reaching for and grasping of objects, we also train our brain. In other words, this action brings about... more
Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole quiet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Supermassive black holes exist at the center of most galaxies, and our Milky Way is no exception. But many other galaxies have highly active black holes, meaning a... more
Cementing our place in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As your dog drags you around the block for his morning walk, you're probably not thinking about the wonders of the neighborhood sidewalk. But that concrete is pretty great. Next to water, it's the most widely used material... more
An interaction of slipping beams  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Accelerators generate beams of subatomic particles for cutting-edge science. The greater a beam's intensity, the more opportunities there are to study particle interactions. One way to increase the intensity is to merge two beams with a technique called... more
Understanding nuclear weapons and Iran's uranium enrichment program
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