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July 16, 2020



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Twisting Magnetic Fields for Extreme Plasma Compression

A new spin on the magnetic compression of plasmas could improve materials science, nuclear fusion research, X-ray generation and laboratory ...

Tech to Help Autonomous Vehicles Better Scan for Nearby Fast-Moving Objects

Researchers have built a way that lidar could achieve higher-resolution detection of nearby fast-moving objects through mechanical control and modulation of light on a silicon ...

Lasers Etch an Efficient Way to Address Global Water Crisis

Researchers use sunlight and a laser-etched metal surface to evaporate and purify water for safe drinking at greater than 100 percent efficiency. The method could help relieve water shortages in ...

Physicists Use Oscillations of Atoms to Control a Phase Transition

The goal of ''Femtochemistry'' is to film and control chemical reactions with short flashes of light. Using consecutive laser pulses, atomic bonds can be excited precisely and broken as desired. So ...
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Scientists Demonstrate a New Experiment in the Search for Theorized 'Neutrinoless' Process

Nuclear physicists analyzed data for a demonstration experiment in France that has achieved record precision for a specialized detector ...

Topological Materials 'Cherned' Up to the Maximum

In topological materials, electrons can display behavior that is fundamentally different from that in 'conventional' matter, and the magnitude of many such 'exotic' phenomena is ...

Learning More About Particle Collisions With Machine Learning

A team of scientists has devised a machine learning algorithm that calculates, with low computational time, how the ATLAS detector in the Large Hadron Collider would respond to the ten times more ...

Porous Graphene Ribbons Doped With Nitrogen for Electronics and Quantum Computing

A team of physicists and chemists has produced the first porous graphene ribbons in which specific carbon atoms in the crystal lattice are replaced with nitrogen atoms. These ribbons have ...

Old X-Rays, New Vision: A Nano-Focused X-Ray Laser

Researchers have focused the beam of an X-ray free-electron laser to 6 nanometers, closer to the diameter of a typical atom than obtained in prior work. In conjunction with the extremely brief pulses ...

Excitation of Robust Materials

So-called topological materials have special electronic properties, which are very robust against external perturbations. In tungsten ditelluride such a topologically protected state can be ...

Scientists Create New Device to Light Up the Way for Quantum Technologies

Researchers have created an innovative new device that will emit single particles of light, or photons, from quantum dots that are the key to practical quantum computers, quantum communications, and ...

Contest Between Superconductivity and Insulating States in Magic Angle Graphene

A team of researchers develop a set of entirely novel knobs to control correlated electrons and demonstrate that superconductivity can exist without insulating phases in Magic Angle Twisted Bi-layer ...

Atomic 'Swiss Army Knife' Precisely Measures Materials for Quantum Computers

Scientists have developed a novel instrument that can make three kinds of atom-scale measurements ...

Researchers Develop Novel Approach to Modeling Yet-Unconfirmed Rare Nuclear Process

Researchers have taken a major step toward a theoretical first-principles description of neutrinoless double-beta decay. Observing this yet-unconfirmed rare nuclear process would have important ...

New Insights Into Van Der Waals Materials Found

Layered van der Waals materials are of high interest for electronic and photonic applications, according to researchers who provide new insights into the interactions of layered materials with laser ...

2D Semiconductors Found to Be Close-to-Ideal Fractional Quantum Hall Platform

Researchers report that they have observed a quantum fluid known as the fractional quantum Hall states (FQHS), one of the most delicate phases of matter, for the first time in a monolayer 2D ...

A 'Breath of Nothing' Provides a New Perspective on Superconductivity

Zero electrical resistance at room temperature? A material with this property, i.e. a room temperature superconductor, could revolutionize power distribution. But so far, the origin of ...

Optical Amplifiers: Highest Peak Power and Excellent Stability

Optical amplifiers based on chirped pulse amplification (CPA) are used to generate high intensity pulses. In the CPA scheme, a weak temporally stretched seed pulse is amplified to high energy in a ...

High-Order Synthetic Dimensions in Waveguide Photonic Lattices

Scientists have recently shown that a multitude of high-dimensional synthetic lattices naturally emerge in (abstract) photon-number space when a multiport photonic lattice is excited by N ...

A New Way Towards Super-Fast Motion of Vortices in Superconductors Discovered

An international team of scientists has found a new superconducting system in which magnetic flux quanta can move at velocities of 10-15 km/s. This opens access to investigations of the rich physics ...

New Breakthrough in 'Spintronics' Could Boost High Speed Data Technology

Scientists have made a pivotal breakthrough in the important, emerging field of spintronics -- which could lead to a new high speed energy efficient data ...

Towards Lasers Powerful Enough to Investigate a New Kind of Physics

Researchers have demonstrated an innovative technique for increasing the intensity of lasers. This approach, based on the compression of light pulses, would make it possible to reach a threshold ...

Teleportation in Live Musical Performance

A new study explains for the first time how quantum supercomputers could be helpful in the world of making and performing ...

Spintronics: Faster Data Processing Through Ultrashort Electric Pulses

Physicists have developed a simple concept that could improve significantly magnetic-based data processing. Using ultrashort electric pulses in the terahertz range, data can be written, read and ...

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