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Studying quantum phenomena in magnetic systems to understand exotic states of matter

August 21, 2019

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Aoyama-Gakuin University, and J-PARC Center unify condensed matter physics and…
The Coldest Place in Space Has Been Created. Next Challenge, Coldest Place in the Universe

August 2, 2018

Despite decades of ongoing research, scientists are trying to understand how the four fundamental forces of the Universe…
Light and matter merge in quantum coupling

August 23, 2016

Where light and matter intersect, the world illuminates. Where light and matter interact so strongly that they become…
Self-assembly of hydrodynamic flow

April 15, 2015

“Self-organization” describes the phenomenon of the spontaneous emergence of complex structures and systems. As one example of this…
The building blocks of the future defy logic

February 27, 2015

Wake up in the morning and stretch; your midsection narrows. Pull on a piece of plastic at separate…
Scientists get first glimpse of a chemical bond being born

February 13, 2015

Scientists have used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the…
Physicists reach new milestone measuring half-life of iron-60

February 3, 2015

A team of physicists affiliated with institutions in Australia, Switzerland and Austria has made the most accurate measurement…
Structure control unlocks magnetisation and polarisation simultaneously

January 27, 2015

This advance has potential application in information storage and processing Scientists at the University of Liverpool have controlled…
Is glass a true solid?

January 21, 2015

Does glass ever stop flowing? Researchers at the University of Bristol and Kyoto University have combined computer simulation…
World’s most complex crystal simulated

December 29, 2014

Their “icosahedral quasicrystal” (eye-KO-suh-HE-druhl QUAZ-eye-cris-tahl) looks ordered to the eye, but has no repeating pattern. At the same…
Physicists advance understanding of transition metal oxides used in electronics

December 19, 2014

An international team of scientists, led by physicists at the University of Arkansas, has characterized the electronic and…
Unraveling the light of fireflies

December 17, 2014

Fireflies used rapid light flashes to communicate. This “bioluminescence” is an intriguing phenomenon that has many potential applications,…
Attosecond laser provides first ‘movie’ of fast electrons jumping band-gap of semiconductor

December 12, 2014

By Robert Sanders, Media Relations | December 11, 2014 BERKELEY —The entire semiconductor industry, not to mention Silicon…
Researchers show commonalities in how different glassy materials fail

December 9, 2014

Glass is mysterious. It is a broad class of materials that extends well beyond the everyday window pane,…
X-ray laser as ultra slow-motion camera: New study paves the way for nano-movies of biomolecules

December 5, 2014

An international team, including scientists from DESY, has caught a light sensitive biomolecule at work with an X-ray…
The finer details of rust

December 5, 2014

Magnetite (or Fe3O4) is an elaborate kind of rust – a regular lattice of oxygen and iron atoms.…
The mysterious ‘action at a distance’ between liquid containers

December 1, 2014

For several years, it has been known that superfluid helium housed in reservoirs located next to each other…
Mussel’s calcitic shell growth adheres to physical laws familiar from processes used to optimise steel

November 27, 2014

Mussels are veritable masters of biomineralisation. They make hard, robust composite materials from simple substances in order to…
Unexpected new mechanism reveals how molecules become trapped in ice

October 1, 2014

Ice is ubiquitous in nature—found within terrestrial and astrophysical environments alike—and contains many atoms and molecules trapped inside…
‘Pixel’ engineered electronics have growth potential

September 30, 2014

A little change in temperature makes a big difference for growing a new generation of hybrid atomic-layer structures,…
Longstanding bottleneck in crystal structure prediction solved

September 26, 2014

Two years after its release, the HIV-1 drug Ritonavir was pulled from the market. Scientists discovered that the…
Growth of an ultra-thin layered structure offers surprises

September 23, 2014

Many new technologies are based on ultra-thin layered structures that are “grown” using precise deposition techniques. Understanding and…
New complex oxides could advance memory devices

September 18, 2014

The quest for the ultimate memory device for computing may have just taken an encouraging step forward. Researchers…
Scientists control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals

September 16, 2014

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals…
‘Squid skin’ metamaterials project yields vivid color display

September 16, 2014

The quest to create artificial “squid skin” — camouflaging metamaterials that can “see” colors and automatically blend into…
Mechanical behavior of twinned aluminum revealed

September 16, 2014

A research group led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang, associate professor and the Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development…
Invisibility cloaks closer thanks to ‘digital metamaterials

September 15, 2014

The concept of “digital metamaterials” – a simple way of designing metamaterials with bizarre optical properties that could…
‘Solid’ light could compute previously unsolvable problems

September 10, 2014

Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about…
Researchers study gallium to design adjustable electronic components

August 29, 2014

Researchers study gallium to design adjustable electronic components, including new types of antennas These liquid metal droplets are…
Organic photovoltaic cells of the future: Charge formation efficiency used to screen materials

August 20, 2014

Organic photovoltaic cells — a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight — show…
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