Particle Physics
New 'refrigerator' super-cools molecules to nanokelvin temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 34 minutes
For years, scientists have looked for ways to cool molecules down to ultracold temperatures, at which point the molecules should slow to a crawl, allowing scientists to precisely control their quantum behavior. This could... more
Harnessing the power of electricity-producing bacteria for programmable 'biohybrids'  PHYS.ORG · 34 minutes
Someday, microbial cyborgs—bacteria combined with electronic devices—could be useful in fuel cells, biosensors and bioreactors. But first, scientists need to develop materials that not only nurture the microbes, but also... more
Tracking the atomic pathways by in-situ liquid cell TEM  nanowerk · 39 minutes
Technical advantages of in-situ liquid electron microscopy allow us to monitor the growth trajectory of pure metal nanoparticles in liquid media, including nucleation growth, nanorod self-assembly, and electrochemical deposition. more
Mutation reduces energy waste in plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 57 minutes
In a way, plants are energy wasters: in order to protect themselves from excessive electron transport, they continuously quench light energy and don't use it for photosynthesis and biomass production. A mutation can make them work... more
First successful laser trapping of circular Rydberg atoms  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Rydberg atoms, which are atoms in a highly excited state, have several unique and advantageous properties, including a particularly long lifetime and large sensitivities to external fields. These properties make them valuable... more
Research uncovers microbial life in radioactive waste storage sites  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Two new research papers from The University of Manchester, working with colleagues at Sellafield Limited and the National Nuclear Laboratory show that microbes can actively colonize some of the most... more
House cleaning on the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
A team of scientists at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has developed a novel mechanical cleaning method for surfaces on the nanoscale. The technique successfully removes even the tiniest contaminants down to the atomic scale, achieving an unprecedented level... more
Tracking the atomic pathways by in-situ liquid cell TEM  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Recently, platinum-containing core-shell structures with tunable magnetic and catalytic properties have attracted intensive attentions and offered a wide range of applications. To date, their synthetic routes are mostly based on... more
CERN physics lab developing basic COVID-19 ventilator  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Physics experts are working at Europe's CERN lab to create a basic ventilator for mild coronavirus sufferers and recovering patients, the facility said on Wednesday. more
Initiatives from the CERN community in global fight against COVID-19  CERN · 4 hours
Initiatives from the CERN community in global fight against COVID-19 thortala Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:49 Members of the CERN community have shown ingenuity and generosity in their contribution... more
House cleaning on the nanoscale  nanowerk · 4 hours
A team of scientists has developed a novel mechanical cleaning method for surfaces on the nanoscale. The technique successfully removes even the tiniest contaminants down to the atomic scale, achieving an unprecedented level of cleanliness. more
Condensed matter: Bethe strings experimentally observed  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
90 years ago, the physicist Hans Bethe postulated that unusual patterns, so-called Bethe strings, appear in certain magnetic solids. Now an international team has succeeded in experimentally detecting such Bethe strings for the first time. They... more
Protein implicated in dry eye and PTSD visualized at atomic level  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have captured an atomic-level high-definition image of a protein and the small molecule that binds to it. Both have been implicated in conditions including dry... more
Atomic force microscopy reveals high heterogeneity in bacterial membrane vesicles  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
One aspect of bacterial activity is the production of so-called extracellular membrane vesicles (MVs): biological 'packages' wrapped in a lipid-bilayer membrane, carrying for example genetic material. Apart from... more
Researchers investigate the structure of phosphate ionic conducting glasses using solid-state NMR  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Glassy fast ionic conductors can be used as solid electrolytes, cathode materials, conducting fibers and electrochromic glasses due to their high ionic conductivity and... more
Are gamma-ray bursts powered by a star's collapsing magnetic fields?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In its final moments of life, a distant massive star releases an intense burst of high-energy gamma radiation - a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) - the brightest sources... more
Atomic force microscopy reveals high heterogeneity in bacterial membrane vesicles  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists report that the physical properties of extracellular bacterial membrane vesicles are significantly diverse. The properties for a single type of bacterium as well as for different types... more
How the Cold War is helping the biggest fish in the sea  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It might surprise you to learn that nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War are now helping conserve whale sharks, the largest living fish. more
Study: Direct and repetitive irradiation with 222nm UVC does not cause skin cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Joint research between Kobe University and Ushio Inc. has provided proof for the first time in the world that direct and repetitive... more
Repetitive irradiation with 222nm UVC non-carcinogenic, safe for sterilizing human skin  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Joint research between Kobe University and Ushio Inc. has provided proof for the first time in the world that direct and repetitive illumination from 222-nm ultraviolet... more
Antibiotic matter waves: The quantum wave nature of a complex antibiotic polypeptide  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
One of the central tenets of quantum mechanics is the wave-particle duality. It tells us that even massive objects behave like both particles and... more
Search for new state of matter expanded  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have been striving to establish the existence of quantum spin liquids, a new state of matter, since the 1970s. A recent discovery physicists could help researchers solve the mystery and result in the... more
Bethe strings experimentally observed  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Ninety years ago, the physicist Hans Bethe postulated that unusual patterns, so-called Bethe strings, appear in certain magnetic solids. Now, an international team has succeeded in experimentally detecting such Bethe strings for the first time. They used neutron scattering experiments... more
Belle II yields the first results: In search of the Z′ boson  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Belle II experiment has been collecting data from physical measurements for about one year. After several years of rebuilding work, both the SuperKEKB... more
Researchers develop a unique radiochemical synthesis approach for treating cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Radiolabeled molecules, so-called radiotracers, help nuclear physicians to detect and precisely target tumors, which are often developing due to pathological changes in metabolic processes. more
Targeting tumors: Synthesis against the clock  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Radiolabeled molecules help nuclear physicians to detect and precisely target tumors, which are often developing due to pathological changes in metabolic processes. Using positron emission tomography, scientists have now developed the first radiotracer labelled with the... more
Researchers report new understanding of energy fluctuations in fluids  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Casimir Force is a well-known effect originating from the quantum fluctuation of electromagnetic fields in a vacuum. Now an international group of researchers have reported a counterpoint to that... more
Shorter radiotherapy treatment for bowel cancer patients during COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An international panel of cancer experts has recommended a one-week course of radiotherapy and delaying surgery as the best way to treat patients with bowel cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.... more
Nonreciprocal transport in the gate-induced strontium titanate polar superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In materials science, two-dimensional electron systems (2DES) realized at the oxide surface or interface are a promising candidate to achieve novel physical properties and functionalities in a rapidly emerging quantum... more
New understanding of energy fluctuations in fluids  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Casimir Force is a well-known effect originating from the quantum fluctuation of electromagnetic fields in a vacuum. Now an international group of researchers have reported a counterpoint to that theory, adding to the... more
Cold War nuclear bomb tests reveal true age of whale sharks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists for the first time correctly determine the age of whale sharks. more
A twist connecting magnetism and electronic-band topology  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Materials that combine topological electronic properties and quantum magnetism are of high interest for the quantum many-body physics they exhibit and for possible applications in electronic components. ETH physicists have now established the microscopic... more
Researchers expand search for new state of matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A recent discovery by University of Arkansas physicists could help researchers establish the existence of quantum spin liquids, a new state of matter. They've been a mystery since they were first proposed... more
Nuclear bombs could reveal how old whale sharks really are  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Researchers dated the growth rings inside two whale shark bones using nuclear bomb carbon leftover from the Cold War. more
Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 18: Mysterious Animal Superpowers  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
From breathing underwater to surviving radiation and extreme temperatures, some animal abilities are so incredible they might as well be superpowers. more
Cold War nuclear bomb tests reveal true age of whale sharks  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists for the first time correctly determine the age of whale sharks. more
Clinical trial to evaluate experimental COVID-19 drug is underway at Montefiore and Einstein  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine has joined a clinical trial to evaluate the experimental drug remdesivir to treat... more
Forest fire near Chernobyl boosts radiation level  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A forest fire is burning in the evacuated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and is causing elevated radiation levels more
Lubricated friction around nanodefects  Science Magazine · 5 days
The lubrication properties of nanoconfined liquids underpin countless natural and industrial processes. However, our current understanding of lubricated friction is still limited, especially for nonideal interfaces exhibiting nanoscale chemical and topographical defects. Here, we use atomic force microscopy to explore... more
Quantum biology revisited  Science Magazine · 5 days
Photosynthesis is a highly optimized process from which valuable lessons can be learned about the operating principles in nature. Its primary steps involve energy transport operating near theoretical quantum limits in efficiency. Recently, extensive research was motivated by the hypothesis... more
Direct observation of minibands in a twisted graphene/WS2 bilayer  Science Magazine · 5 days
Stacking two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals materials with different interlayer atomic registry in a heterobilayer causes the formation of a long-range periodic superlattice that may bestow the heterostructure with properties... more
Quantum computation solves a half-century-old enigma: Elusive vibrational states of magnesium dimer found  Science Magazine · 5 days
The high-lying vibrational states of the magnesium dimer (Mg2), which has been recognized as an important system in studies of ultracold and... more
New laser technique will allow more powerful—and smaller—particle accelerators  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
By observing electrons that have been accelerated to extremely high energies, scientists are able to unlock clues about the particles that make up our universe. more
A twist connecting magnetism and electronic-band topology  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Materials that combine topological electronic properties and quantum magnetism are of high current interest, for the quantum many-body physics that can unfold in them and for possible applications in electronic components. For one such... more
New measurements reveal evidence of elusive particles in a newly-discovered superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Particle chasing—it's a game that so many physicists play. Sometimes the hunt takes place inside large supercolliders, where spectacular collisions are necessary to find hidden particles... more
Capturing 3-D microstructures in real time  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Modern scientific research on materials relies heavily on exploring their behavior at the atomic and molecular scales. For that reason, scientists are constantly on the hunt for new and improved methods for data gathering and analysis... more
3D reconstructions of individual nanoparticles  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Want to find out how to design and build materials atom by atom? A new liquid phase electron microscopy will advance full control of nanoengineering. Whether a material catalyzes chemical reactions or impedes any molecular response is all... more
New molecular mechanism that regulates the sentinel cells of the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A study suggests that it may be possible to regulate macrophages with drugs that modulate the nuclear receptor RXR. more
US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in pandemic  ABC NEWS · 6 days
U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic more
A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
One way to change the properties of a material is to stretch it just a wee bit, so its atoms are farther apart but the bonds... more
3D reconstructions of individual nanoparticles  nanowerk · 6 days
Liquid phase electron microscopy illuminates 3D atomic structures of platinum nanoparticles, advancing full control of nanoengineering. more
Critical differences in 3D atomic structure of individual ligand-protected nanocrystals in solution  Science Magazine · 6 days
Precise three-dimensional (3D) atomic structure determination of individual nanocrystals is a prerequisite for understanding and predicting their physical properties. Nanocrystals from the same synthesis... more
3-D reconstructions of individual nanoparticles  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
What do you see in the picture above? Merely a precisely-drawn three-dimensional picture of nanoparticles? Far more than that, nanotechnologists will say, due to a new study published in the journal Science. Whether a material catalyzes chemical reactions... more
Molding molecular matter  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists used a focused beam of electrons to stitch platinum-silicon molecules into graphene, marking the first deliberate insertion of artificial molecules into a graphene host matrix. more
New supramolecular copolymers driven by self-sorting of molecules  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers in Japan have succeeded in creating a new type of helicoidal supramolecular polymer. The process and mechanism of the generation of its structure were observed using atomic force microscopy (AFM); the... more
Does relativity lie at the source of quantum exoticism?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Since its beginnings, quantum mechanics hasn't ceased to amaze us with its peculiarity, so difficult to understand. Why does one particle seem to pass through two slits simultaneously? Why, instead... more
Making the invisible visible: Entangled photons for imaging and measurement techniques  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Entangled photons can be used to improve imaging and measurement techniques. A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF... more
Technique reveals how crystals form on surfaces  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The process of crystallization, in which atoms or molecules line up in orderly arrays like soldiers in formation, is the basis for many of the materials that define modern life, including the silicon in... more
Scientists tap into AI to put a new spin on neutron experiments  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists seek to use quantum materials—those that have correlated order at the subatomic level—for electronic devices, quantum computers, and superconductors. Quantum materials owe many... more
The Latest: Protective gear shortage hits Fukushima workers  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The shortage of protective gear caused by the coronavirus pandemic has hit the workers at the meltdown-hit Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, where they’ve needed them daily for years to guard against... more
Global nuclear medicine community shares approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to... more
Global nuclear medicine community shares COVID-19 strategies and experiences  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to containing the spread of COVID-19. This... more
Researchers test the way we understand forces in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A discovery by a team of researchers led by UMass Lowell nuclear physicists could change how atoms are understood by scientists and help explain extreme phenomena in outer... more
Ribosome-associated vesicles: A dynamic subcompartment of the endoplasmic reticulum in secretory cells  Science Magazine · 7 days
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a highly dynamic network of membranes. Here, we combine live-cell microscopy with in situ cryo–electron tomography to directly visualize... more
BESSY II: Ultra-fast switching of helicity of circularly polarized light pulses  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
At the BESSY II storage ring, a joint team of accelerator physicists, undulator experts and experimenters has shown how the helicity of circularly polarized synchrotron radiation... more
Scientists see energy gap modulations in a cuprate superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For years physicists have been trying to decipher the electronic details of high-temperature superconductors. These materials could revolutionize energy transmission and electronics because of their ability to carry electric current... more
An all-organic proton battery energized for sustainable energy storage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sustainable energy storage is in great demand. Researchers at Uppsala University have therefore developed an all-organic proton battery that can be charged in a matter of seconds. The battery can... more
Density fluctuations in the solar wind based on type III radio bursts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Type III bursts are among the strongest radio signals routinely observed by both space-borne and ground-based instruments. They are generated via the plasma emission... more
D-Wave Systems offers free quantum cloud access to those working on COVID-19 response  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, today announced the immediate availability of free access to its... more
New quantum technology could help diagnose and treat heart condition  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The conductivity of living organs, such as the heart, could be imaged non-invasively using quantum technology, which has the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of atrial... more
Sediments may control location, magnitude of megaquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world's most powerful earthquakes strike at subduction zones, areas where enormous amounts of stress build up as one tectonic plate dives beneath another. When suddenly released, this stress can cause devastating "megaquakes" like... more
New paradigm for 'auto-tuning' quantum bits could overcome major engineering hurdle  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A high-end race car engine needs all its components tuned and working together precisely to deliver top-quality performance. The same can be said about the processor... more
Electron-eating neon causes star to collapse  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of researchers has found that neon inside a certain massive star can consume the electrons in the core, a process called electron capture, which causes the star to collapse into a neutron star... more
Quantum-entangled light from a vibrating membrane  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Entanglement, a powerful form of correlation among quantum systems, is an important resource for quantum computing. Researchers from the Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, recently entangled two laser beams through... more
New quantum technology could help diagnose and treat heart condition  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that causes an irregular and abnormally fast heart rate, potentially leading to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.... more
Optical telescopes obtain long-term monitoring results of flux variability in blazars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Blazars are a special kind of rare active galactic nuclei. They are currently the most likely candidates for high-energy neutrinos. Their relativistic jets may be the... more
A new search for axiom dark matter rules out past numerical predictions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The ADMX collaboration, a group of researchers working at universities across the U.S. and Europe, has recently performed a new search for invisible axion... more
Surfing the waves: Electrons break law to go with the flow  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
If you see people walking down a street and coming to a junction, it's difficult to predict which direction they might take. But, if you see... more
High Altitude Water Cherenkov observatory tests speed of light  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New measurements confirm, to the highest energies yet explored, that the laws of physics hold no matter where you are or how fast you're moving. Observations of record-breaking gamma rays... more
NASA selects mission to study causes of giant solar particle storms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms—known as solar particle storms—into planetary space. Not only... more
Physicists weigh in on the origin of heavy elements  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A long-held mystery in the field of nuclear physics is why the universe is composed of the specific materials we see around us. In other words, why is it made... more
Research shows significant difference in radiation response between sexes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side effects are more brutal, according to one of Australia's most experienced radiation oncology... more
Weighing in on the origin of heavy elements  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Nuclear physicists conducted a physics experiment that utilizes novel techniques to study the nature and origin of heavy elements in the universe. more
Tiny optical cavity could make quantum networks possible  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Engineers at Caltech have shown that atoms in optical cavities—tiny boxes for light—could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet. Their work was published on March 30 by the journal... more
Tiny optical cavity could make quantum networks possible  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Engineers have shown that atoms in optical cavities could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet. more
Unique structural fluctuations at ice surface promote autoionization of water molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Hydrated protons at the surface of water ice are of fundamental importance in a variety of physicochemical phenomena on earth and in the universe. Hydrated protons... more
Unique structural fluctuations at ice surface promote autoionization of water molecules  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Water ice is one of the most abundant solid substances in nature and hydrated protons on ice surfaces critically influence physical and chemical properties of ice.... more
Physicists develop new photon source for tap-proof communication  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team with the participation of Prof. Dr. Michael Kues from the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD at Leibniz University Hannover has developed a new method for generating quantum-entangled photons in a... more
Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Any device that sends out a Wi-Fi signal also emits terahertz waves —electromagnetic waves with a frequency somewhere between microwaves and infrared light. These high-frequency radiation waves, known... more
Electron-eating neon causes star to collapse  nanowerk · 1 week
Neon inside a certain star core can eat so many electrons, it causes the star to collapse into a neutron star and produce a supernova. more
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Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in which bosons behave like fermions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bosons and fermions, the two classes into which all particles—from the sub-atomic to atoms themselves—can be sorted, behave very differently under most... more
Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in which bosons behave like fermions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When a one-dimensional gas of strongly interacting bosons expands, the velocity distribution of the bosons transforms into one that is identical to... more
Bricks can act as 'cameras' for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a technique for determining the historical location and distribution of radioactive materials, such as weapons grade plutonium. The technique may allow... more
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