Physics
Auroras Unlock the Physics of Energetic Processes in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in... more
Treated superalloys demonstrate unprecedented heat resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered how to make 'superalloys' even more super, extending useful life by thousands of hours. The discovery could improve materials performance for electrical generators and nuclear reactors. more
A new lead on a 50-year-old radiation damage mystery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
For half a century, researchers have seen loops of displaced atoms appearing inside nuclear reactor steel after exposure to radiation, but no one could work out how. more
Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space. more
A new lead on a 50-year-old radiation damage mystery  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For half a century, researchers have seen loops of displaced atoms appearing inside nuclear reactor steel after exposure to radiation, but no one could work out how. more
Treated superalloys demonstrate unprecedented heat resistance  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have discovered how to make "superalloys" even more super, extending useful life by thousands of hours. The discovery could improve materials performance for electrical generators and nuclear reactors. The key is... more
Realization of flat band with possible nontrivial topology in electronic Kagome lattice  Science Magazine · 1 day
The energy dispersion of fermions or bosons vanishes in momentum space if destructive quantum interference occurs in a frustrated Kagome lattice with only nearest-neighbor... more
Small satellites tackle big scientific questions  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
CU Boulder will soon have new eyes on the sun. Two miniature satellites designed by researchers at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) are scheduled to launch later this month on Spaceflight's SSO-A: SmallSat... more
Smart data enhances atomic force microscopy  nanowerk · 1 day
It remains a daunting challenge to draw clear mechanistic insights from brute force data analytics in AFM. Scientists now demonstrate an innovative approach to address this difficulty. more
Did Ancient Egyptian Scribes Discover Algol’s Variability 3,000 Years before European Astronomers?  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
An ancient Egyptian Calendar of Lucky and Unlucky Days assigns luck with the period of 2.85 days. Previous astronomical, astrophysical and statistical analyses of... more
Infinite-dimensional symmetry opens up possibility of a new physics—and new particles  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The symmetries that govern the world of elementary particles at the most elementary level could be radically different from what has so far been thought. This... more
Scientists discover new way to prevent spacecraft errors  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) and the Scientific Research Institute of System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences have recently developed components for designing fault-tolerant asynchronous circuits,... more
Transition metal complexes: Mixed works better  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team at BESSY II has investigated how various iron-complex compounds process energy from incident light. They were able to show why certain compounds have the potential to convert light into electrical energy. The results are... more
Which physical mechanism is responsible for magnetic properties of cuprates upon doping?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An international team of researchers has identified and proved that adding impurities with a lower concentration of electrons stabilizes the antiferromagnetic state of cuprates,... more
Quantum artificial life created on the cloud  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A project by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has for the first time implemented a model of quantum artificial life on a quantum computer. more
Neutron pinhole magnifies discoveries at ORNL  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Advanced materials are vital ingredients in products that we rely on like batteries, jet engine blades, 3-D-printed components in cars. Scientists and engineers use information about the structure and motion of atoms in these materials to... more
Group calls for bigger Seoul role in tackling TB in NKorea  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A U.S.-based nonprofit group has called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under... more
Electron-scale dynamics of the diffusion region during symmetric magnetic reconnection in space  Science Magazine · 2 days
Magnetic reconnection is an energy conversion process which occurs in many astrophysical contexts including the Earth’s magnetosphere, where the process can be investigated in-situ... more
A linear cobalt(II) complex with maximal orbital angular momentum from a non-Aufbau ground state  Science Magazine · 2 days
Orbital angular momentum is a prerequisite for magnetic anisotropy, although in transition metal complexes it is typically quenched by the... more
Wafer-scale single-crystal hexagonal boron nitride film via self-collimated grain formation  Science Magazine · 2 days
Although polycrystalline hexagonal boron nitride (PC-hBN) has been realized, defects and grain boundaries still cause charge scatterings and trap sites, impeding high-performance electronics. Here, we report a method... more
Beyond the molecular movie: Dynamics of bands and bonds during a photoinduced phase transition  Science Magazine · 2 days
Ultrafast nonequilibrium dynamics offer a route to study the microscopic interactions that govern macroscopic behavior. In particular, photoinduced phase transitions... more
Comment on "Predicting reaction performance in C-N cross-coupling using machine learning"  Science Magazine · 2 days
Ahneman et al. (Reports, 13 April 2018) applied machine learning models to predict C–N cross-coupling reaction yields. The models use atomic, electronic, and vibrational descriptors as... more
SFXN1 is a mitochondrial serine transporter required for one-carbon metabolism  Science Magazine · 2 days
One-carbon metabolism generates the one-carbon units required to synthesize many critical metabolites, including nucleotides. The pathway has cytosolic and mitochondrial branches, and a key step is the entry,... more
New 'Quantum Sorter' provides information on demand at the atomic scale  nanowerk · 2 days
Radical techniques in electron microscopy could revolutionise studies in physics, biochemistry, materials and more. more
Terahertz laser pulses amplify optical phonons in solids  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A study led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg/Germany presents evidence of the amplification... more
Quantum science turns social  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world through multiplayer collaboration and in real time to optimize a quantum gas experiment in a lab. Both teams quickly... more
The kilogram is being redefined – a physicist explains  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How much is a kilogram? 1,000 grams. 2.20462 pounds. Or 0.0685 slugs based on the old Imperial gravitational system. But where does this amount actually come from and how can... more
Research uncovers the spontaneous polarization of novel ultrathin materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Many materials exhibit new properties when in the form of thin films composed of just a few atomic layers. Most people are familiar with graphene, the two-dimensional form of graphite,... more
Earth's magnetic field measured using artificial stars at 90 kilometers altitude  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create artificial... more
Quantum science turns social  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers in a lab at Aarhus University have developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world to optimize a quantum gas experiment through multiplayer collaboration and in... more
Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space  nanowerk · 3 days
A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space. more
Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research. more
New edition of Red Journal focuses on roles of imaging in radiation oncology  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new special edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics focuses on the roles of imaging in radiation oncology.... more
Physical positioning markedly enhances brain transduction after intrathecal AAV9 infusion  Science Magazine · 3 days
Several neurological disorders may benefit from gene therapy. However, even when using the lead vector candidate for intrathecal administration, adeno-associated virus serotype 9 (AAV9), the strength and distribution... more
Gravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. more
Schrödinger's Bacteria? Physics Experiment Leads to 1st Entanglement of Living Organisms  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A paper published in 2017 appeared to show a limited quantum effect in bacteria. Now scientists argue that something much weirder happened. more
Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nano particles decoded  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A research team discovers atomic-level processes which can provide new approaches to improving material properties. more
Gravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. The scientists, Maurice van Putten of Sejong University in South Korea, and Massimo della Valle of the... more
Direct observations of a planet orbiting a star 63 light-years away  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In the past 30 years, the number of planets discovered beyond our solar system has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, due to the limitations of our technology, the... more
Physicists discover a new way of resonance tuning for nonlinear optics  nanowerk · 3 days
A research team has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells 'meta-atoms'. Asymmetry of meta-atoms... more
Physicists discover new way of resonance tuning for nonlinear optics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their... more
Scientists shed light on semiconductor degradation mechanism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
SiC-based electrical devices degrading will be improved by controlling the semiconductor material deformation with atomic level. more
New finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in... more
New finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter  nanowerk · 4 days
With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in... more
Nanotribological printing - a novel 3D nanotechnology fabrication technique  nanowerk · 4 days
A novel nanoscale additive manufacturing technique termed Nanotribological Printing creates structures through tribomechanical and tribochemical surface interactions at the contact between a substrate and an atomic force microscope probe, where... more
Doubly-excited electrons reach new energy states  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Positrons are short-lived subatomic particle with the same mass as electrons and a positive charge. They are used in medicine, e.g. in positron emission tomography (PET), a diagnostic imaging method for metabolic disorders. Positrons also exist... more
IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of... more
New finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in... more
Merging galaxy cluster provides laboratory for accelerating electrons  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Merging galaxy clusters provide natural laboratories for astronomers to study cosmic phenomena. Igone Urdampilleta from SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research uses the merger Abell 3376 to study how electrons rush through... more
Tailoring the surface of carbon may hold the key to monitoring patient blood in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The potential applications for tailor-made carbon surfaces are wide and include protective coatings, car parts, biomedical coatings and... more
Surfaces with controlled wettability to trap and identify molecules at trace concentrations  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international group of physicists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), the Russian Academy of Sciences and Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) has developed... more
Physicists Solve Structure of Unusually Complex Form of Nitrogen  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An international team of experimental physicists has for the first time determined the structure of ι-N2, a crystallized... more
How Life Could Help Atmospheric Tides Slow a Planet's Rotation  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Resonating oscillations of a planet's atmosphere caused by gravitational tides and heating from its star could prevent a planet's rotation from steadily slowing over time, according to new... more
Half moons and pinch points: Same physics, different energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For the first time, physicists present a unified theory explaining two characteristic features of frustrated magnets and why they're often seen together. more
Scientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus  nanowerk · 5 days
Researchers capture detailed images using electron-based imaging and computer simulations. more
Quantum leap for mass as science redefines the kilogramme  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Sealed in a vault beneath a duke's former pleasure palace among the sycamore-streaked forests west of Paris sits an object the size of an apple that determines the weight of... more
Cosmologists Provide New Measurement of Cosmic Controversy  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have come up with a new measurement of one of the most debated topics in cosmology.... more
Scientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
From water bottles and food containers to toys and tubing, many modern materials are made of plastics. And while we produce about 110 million tons per year of synthetic polymers like polyethylene and polypropylene worldwide for... more
Physicists build fractal shape out of electrons  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In physics, it is well-known that electrons behave very differently in three dimensions, two dimensions or one dimension. These behaviours give rise to different possibilities for technological applications and electronic systems. But what happens... more
Physicists wrangled electrons into a quantum fractal  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
The tiny, repeating structure could reveal weird behavior of electrons in fractional dimensions. more
How to produce fluorescent nanoparticles for medical applications in a nuclear reactor  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Under the leadership of Petr Cígler from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB Prague) and Martin Hrubý from the Institute of Macromolecular... more
Unified theory explains two characteristic features of frustrated magnets  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For the first time, physicists present a unified theory explaining two characteristic features of frustrated magnets and why they're often seen together. more
Nature-inspired crystal structure predictor  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists from Russia have reported a way to improve crystal structure prediction algorithms, making the discovery of new compounds multiple times faster. The results of the study were published in Computer Physics Communications. more
Atomic parity violation research reaches new milestone  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A reflection always reproduces objects as a complete mirror image, rather than just its individual parts or individual parts in a completely different orientation. It's all or nothing, the mirror can't reflect just a... more
Molecules to the MAX! now available to stream  nanowerk · 6 days
Molecules to the MAX!, an animated adventure aimed at exciting and educating kids about the world of atoms and molecules, is now available for streaming video from iTunes and Amazon. more
Spacetime – a Creation of Well-Known Actors?  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Most physicists believe that the structure of spacetime is formed in an unknown way in the vicinity of the Planck scale, i.e.... more
On This Day in Space! Nov. 10, 2013: Europe's GOCE Satellite Falls from Space  SPACE.COM · 1 week
On Nov. 10, 2013, Europe's gravity-mapping GOCE satellite fell to Earth. See how it happened in our On This Day... more
Powerful method probes small-molecule structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Small molecules -- from naturally occurring metabolites and hormones to synthetic medicines and pesticides -- can have big effects on living things. But for scientists to understand how the molecules work and how to design beneficial ones, they... more
A two-atom quantum duet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface. The scientists used the magnetism of single atoms, known as spin, as a basic building block for quantum information processing. The researchers could... more
Entanglement signatures of emergent Dirac fermions: Kagome spin liquid and quantum criticality  Science Magazine · 1 week
Quantum spin liquids (QSLs) are exotic phases of matter that host fractionalized excitations. It is difficult for local probes to characterize QSL, whereas quantum... more
Enhanced quantum coherence in exchange coupled spins via singlet-triplet transitions  Science Magazine · 1 week
Manipulation of spin states at the single-atom scale underlies spin-based quantum information processing and spintronic devices. These applications require protection of the spin states against quantum decoherence due... more
Magnetic and defect probes of the SmB6 surface state  Science Magazine · 1 week
The impact of nonmagnetic and magnetic impurities on topological insulators is a central focus concerning their fundamental physics and possible spintronics and quantum computing applications. Combining scanning tunneling spectroscopy with... more
Evidence for a quantum spin Hall phase in graphene decorated with Bi2Te3 nanoparticles  Science Magazine · 1 week
Realization of the quantum spin Hall effect in graphene devices has remained an outstanding challenge dating back to the inception of the... more
A two-atom quantum duet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface. The scientists used the magnetism of single atoms, known as... more
How to produce fluorescent nanoparticles for medical applications in a nuclear reactor  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have developed a revolutionary method for the easy and inexpensive production of irradiated nanodiamonds and other nanomaterials suitable for use in highly sensitive... more
Quantum 'compass' could allow navigation without relying on satellites  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The UK's first quantum accelerometer for navigation has been demonstrated by a team from Imperial College London and M Squared. more
Sending spin waves into an insulating 2-D magnet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Quantum Hall ferromagnets are among the purest magnets in the world—and one of the most difficult to study. These 2-D magnets can only be made in temperatures less than a degree above... more
Aerospace detection technology designed to prevent catastrophic events in energy and extreme environments  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Could new technology from Purdue University researchers have helped save the Titanic? Engineers from Purdue have developed technology to help prevent catastrophic... more
Spacetime—a creation of well-known actors?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most physicists believe that the structure of spacetime is formed in an unknown way at the Planck scale, i.e., at a scale close to one trillionth of a trillionth of a metre. However, careful considerations undermine this prediction.... more
High-performance solar cells: Physicists grow stable perovskite layers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Crystalline perovskite cells are the key to cutting-edge thin-film solar cells. Although they already achieve very high levels of efficiency in the laboratory, commercial applications are hampered by the fact that the... more
Directivity to improve optical devices  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers from the Dutch institute AMOLF, Western University (Canada), and the University of Texas (United States of America) recently demonstrated the use of algorithmic design to create a new type of nanophotonic structure. This is... more
New insulating state found in stretched graphene  nanowerk · 1 week
Quantum simulations reveal that graphene undergoes an unexpected and potentially useful change in state when stretched. more
Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million  REUTERS · 1 week
A motorized wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at auction on Thursday for almost... more
Precisely targeted prostate cancer radiotherapy possible with nuclear medicine imaging  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Current standard imaging techniques for initial staging of prostate cancer often underestimate the extent of disease beyond the prostate. more
Researchers develop powerful method to solve structures of small molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Small molecules -- from naturally occurring metabolites and hormones to synthetic medicines and pesticides -- can have big effects on living things. But for scientists to understand how... more
Cell behavior, once shrouded in mystery, is revealed in new light  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Previously, in order to study cell membranes, researchers would often have to freeze samples. The proteins within these samples would not behave like they would in... more
A burst of 'synchronous' light  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Excited photo-emitters can cooperate and radiate simultaneously, a phenomenon called superfluorescence. Researchers have recently been able to create this effect with long-range ordered nanocrystal superlattices. This discovery could enable future developments in LED lighting, quantum sensing, quantum communication... more
A new lead on a 50-year-old radiation damage mystery
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Neutron pinhole magnifies discoveries at ORNL
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Evidence of aliens? What to make of research and reporting on 'Oumuamua, our visitor from space
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Direct observations of a planet orbiting a star 63 light-years away
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Quantum 'compass' could allow navigation without relying on satellites
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ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice
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Aluminium oxide found in an ultra-hot Jupiter
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Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: 'electron quantum metamaterials'
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In tune with the heart of a copper atom
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New antimatter gravity experiments begin at CERN
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Hotspot discovery proves Canadian astrophysicist's black hole theory
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Scientists 'tame' some disruptive environmental effects on quantum computers
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STAR Detector on the move
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Gravitational waves could soon provide measure of universe's expansion
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