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September 29, 2020

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Understanding Ghost Particle Interactions

Scientists have constructed a nuclear physics model capturing the interactions between neutrinos and atomic nuclei. This model building is part of a larger project to understand the role of neutrinos ...

Scientists Develop Forecasting Technique That Could Help Advance Quest for Fusion Energy

An international group of researchers has developed a technique that forecasts how tokamaks might respond to unwanted magnetic errors. These ...

Spin Clean-Up Method Brings Practical Quantum Computers Closer to Reality

Researchers create a quantum algorithm that removes spin contaminants while making chemical calculations on quantum computers. This allows for predictions of electronic and molecular behavior with ...

New Possibilities for Working With Quantum Information

The spin of particles can be manipulated by a magnetic field. This principle is the basic idea behind magnetic resonance imaging as used in hospitals. A surprising effect has now been discovered in ...
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Nanostructures With a Unique Property

Nanoscale vortices known as skyrmions can be created in many magnetic materials. For the first time, researchers have managed to create and identify antiferromagnetic skyrmions with a unique ...

New Approach to Exotic Quantum Matter

Researchers report on new advances in the understanding of fractional angular momentum and anyon statistics of impurities in Laughlin ...

Inducing Plasma in Biomass Could Make Biogas Easier to Produce

Producing biogas from the bacterial breakdown of biomass presents options for a greener energy future, but the complex composition of biomass comes with challenges. Cellulose and woody lignocellulose ...

New Type of Superconductor Identified

Until now, the history of superconducting materials has been a tale of two types: s-wave and d-wave. Now, researchers have discovered a possible third type: ...

Nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 Model May Speed Drug Discovery for COVID-19

Scientists have developed a new tool that mimics how the virus that causes COVID-19 infects a cell, potentially speeding the search for treatments against the disease. The tool is a fluorescent ...

Extra Stability for Magnetic Knots

Tiny magnetic whirls that can occur in materials - so-called skyrmions - hold high promises for novel electronic devices or magnetic memory in which they are used as bits to store information. A ...

Mirror-Like Photovoltaics Get More Electricity out of Heat

New heat-harnessing 'solar' cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can't convert to electricity could help bring down the price of storing renewable energy as heat, as well as ...

Why There Is No Speed Limit in the Superfluid Universe

Physicists have established why objects moving through superfluid helium-3 lack a speed limit; exotic particles that stick to all surfaces in the superfluid. The discovery may guide applications in ...

Shape Matters for Light-Activated Nanocatalysts

Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light, according to recent ...

New Design Principles for Spin-Based Quantum Materials

A new design criteria for enhancing the spin lifetime of a class of quantum materials could support Internet of Things devices and other resource-intensive ...

Promising Computer Simulations for Stellarator Plasmas

The turbulence code GENE (Gyrokinetic Electromagnetic Numerical Experiment), has proven to be very useful for the theoretical description of turbulence in the plasma of tokamak-type fusion devices. ...

Nano-Microscope Gives First Direct Observation of the Magnetic Properties of 2D Materials

Widefield nitrogen-vacancy microscope solves problem of there being no way to tell exactly how strongly magnetic a 2D material ...

New Calculation Refines Comparison of Matter With Antimatter

An international collaboration of theoretical physicists has published a new calculation relevant to the search for an explanation of the predominance of matter over antimatter in our universe. The ...

Self-Imaging of a Molecule by Its Own Electrons

Researchers have shown that high-resolution movies of molecular dynamics can be recorded using electrons ejected from the molecule by an intense laser ...

Novel Photoresist Enables 3D Printing of Smallest Porous Structures

Researchers have developed a photoresist for two-photon microprinting. It has now been used for the first time to produce three-dimensional polymer microstructures with cavities in the nano range. ...

Engineers Improve Signal Processing for Small Fiber Optic Cables

Tiny circuits can go the distance. Researchers have mapped a noise-reducing magneto-optical response that occurs in fiber-optic communications, opening the door for new materials ...

A Quantum Thermometer for Measuring Ultra-Cold Temperatures

In everyday life, measuring temperature is pretty straightforward. But in the quantum world, which deals with the super small and the ultra-cold, determining how hot or cold something is starts to ...

Reviewing the Quantum Material 'Engine Room'

An Australian collaboration reviews the quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE), one of the most fascinating and important recent discoveries in condensed-matter physics. QAHE allows zero-resistance ...

New Way of Controlling Conductivity of Materials at the Nanoscale

A new discovery is an important step towards smaller, more advanced electronics. And maybe more environmentally friendly gadgets, ...

Going Small for Big Solutions: Sub-Nanoparticle Catalysts Made from Coinage Elements as Effective Catalysts

'Sub-nanometer' particles (SNPs) are very popular because of their diverse applications, but technical difficulties in their synthesis has hindered research in this field. Scientists used ...

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