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August 30, 2016

How to Keep the Superhot Plasma Inside Tokamaks from Chirping

Aug. 19, 2016 — Physicists have learned which conditions within fusion plasma make the occurrence of chirping modes more ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — Physicists have revolutionized our understanding of a popular technique, known as buffer gas cooling, which is crucial in fields ranging from forensics to the production of ... read more

Superconductivity: After the Scenario, the Staging

Aug. 18, 2016 — Superconductivity with a high Tc continues to present a theoretical mystery. While this phenomenon is experimentally well established, no scientist has managed to explain its mechanism. In the late ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Using inexpensive biochar to coat electrodes and a new method to create the porous surface needed to capture electricity may reduce the cost of supercapacitors. Activating the biochar using plasma ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Physicists have an explanation for why certain materials can conduct electricity without resistance at temperatures well above those required by conventional superconductors. Understanding this ... read more

Biophysics: Stopping the Random Walk

Aug. 17, 2016 — The cell's internal skeleton undergoes constant restructuring. Physicists now show that its associated proteins can be efficiently transported to their sites of action by diffusion -- provided ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Physicists have succeeded in watching a silver catalyst at work for the first time with the aid of an atomic force microscope. The observations made during an Ullmann reaction have allowed the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Attosecond Science is a new exciting frontier in contemporary physics, aimed at time-resolving the motion of electrons in atoms, molecules and solids on their natural timescale. Electronic dynamics ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have proposed a graphene-based spaser that can 'sniff out' a single molecule, which could be used to detect even small amounts of various substances, including ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Physicists have conducted simulations that suggest that applying magnetic fields to fusion plasmas can control instabilities known as Alfven waves that can reduce the efficiency of fusion ... read more

New Material Discovery Allows Study of Elusive Weyl Fermion

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new type of Weyl semimetal, a material that opens the way for further study of Weyl fermions, a type of massless elementary particle hypothesized by high-energy particle ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Strong field ionization has been studied for over half a century. Yet, the role of electron spin during this process has been largely overlooked. Surprisingly, our joint experimental and theoretical ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Interactions between tiny particles trapped in light are found to differ, depending on the light's shape, report scientists. Physical phenomena, such as particle behavior in higher order modes ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — The deuteron -- one of the simplest atomic nuclei, consisting of just one proton and one neutron -- is considerably smaller than previously thought, say researchers who measured the proton and found ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Depending on their applications, quantum dots need to be tailored in terms of their structure and properties. Chemists have shown that quantum dots obtained by their novel method can be successfully ... read more

New Method Helps Stabilize Materials With Elusive Magnetism

Aug. 10, 2016 — Magnetic materials displaying what is referred to as itinerant ferromagnetism are in an elusive physical state that is not yet fully understood. Physicists normally have no other choice than to study ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — Atomic force microscopes make the nanostructure of surfaces visible. Their probes scan the investigation material with finest measurement needles. Researchers have now succeeded in adapting these ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — Scientists have developed a novel technique to let atoms interact over large ... read more

Investigating the Neutrino Mass Scale With the Ultra-Low Background KamLAND-Zen Detector

Aug. 12, 2016 — The ultra-low background KamLAND-Zen detector, hosted by research institutes inside and outside Japan demonstrates the best sensitivity in the search for neutrinoless double-beta decay, and sets the ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Using a unique combination of advanced computational methods, chemical engineers have demystified some of the complex catalytic chemistry in fuel cells -- an advance that brings cost-effective fuel ... read more

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