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A Cool New Tool: Laser Cooling Device Slows Atoms Down

July 4, 2019

Given that lasers are known for heating things up, “laser cooling” may seem a contradiction in terms. However,…
Structure of ion channel reveals how insects smell their way around the world

August 22, 2018

The mosquito, sworn enemy of exposed ankles and elbows, locates each bloody meal using a finely tuned sense…
Light gets ions going

April 20, 2018

Light makes some materials conductive in a previously unforeseen way. In common silicon solar cells, electrons flow when…
UCI chemists’ solar-powered device generates electricity through ion transport

November 16, 2017

By binding photosensitive dyes to common plastic membranes and adding water, chemists at the University of California, Irvine…
Recreating interstellar ions with lasers

July 14, 2017

Trihydrogen, or H3+, has been called the molecule that made the universe, where it plays a greater role…
Scientists Demonstrate New Real-Time Technique for Studying Ionic Liquids at Electrode Interfaces

May 17, 2017

Determining how the ions of the liquid move and rearrange in response to an applied voltage on electrodes…
Pulsed ion beams reveal nonlinearity of radiation defect dynamics in silicon carbide

April 14, 2017

Materials scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) got a step closer to understanding defect interaction dynamics in…
NIST Physicists Show Ion Pairs Perform Enhanced ‘Spooky Action’

March 30, 2017

Adding to strong recent demonstrations that particles of light perform what Einstein called “spooky action at a distance,”…
Team uses pulsed ion beams to probe radiation defect dynamics in nuclear materials

August 28, 2016

Materials scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a novel experimental method to access the dynamic…
Molecular ‘sheep’ could open a scientific gateway

August 25, 2016

University of Queensland researchers have taken a big step toward understanding the movement of molecules in the human…
Team devises new way for stabilizing battery recharge

July 18, 2016

It seems like fairly simple physics: If you construct a barrier that’s stronger than the material trying to…
Scientists See Electron Bottleneck in Simulated Battery

July 1, 2016

An international team of scientists that includes researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley…
Cutting-edge model of the heart will help scientists study new therapies

June 27, 2016

A team of UCLA doctors, scientists and engineers have created a detailed computer model that shows how the…
Update: Astronomers observe most distant oxygen ever

June 17, 2016

An international team of astronomers have detected glowing oxygen in a distant galaxy seen just 700 million years…
New molecules identified that could help prevent cystic fibrosis

June 11, 2016

New research has identified new molecules that could help in the fight to prevent diseases caused by faulty…
Astronomers confirm faintest early-universe galaxy ever seen

May 24, 2016

An international team of scientists, including two professors and three graduate students from UCLA, has detected and confirmed…
Special as a Snowflake

May 9, 2016

Researchers have determined the structure of part of the tiny passageways that allow calcium ions to enter mitochondria…
Visualization of the movement of calcium ions in neurons

December 28, 2015

University of Tokyo researchers have successfully visualized the movement and accumulation of calcium ions (Ca2+), a major intracellular…
Discovery of nanoscale dynamics in supersaturation ion networks

December 28, 2015

A joint University of Tokyo and Osaka University group used diffracted X-ray tracking to demonstrate that a supersaturated…
LHC collides ions at new record energy

November 26, 2015

After the successful restart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its first months of data taking with…
Simple mathematical formula models lithium-ion battery aging

October 31, 2015

Hybrid electric vehicles, cell phones, digital cameras, and the Mars Curiosity rover are just a few of the…
UCLA researchers find out why high-performance glass flows, and how fast

October 16, 2015

Does glass in cathedral windows flow downward at room temperature — acting essentially as a liquid in super…
Big range of behaviors for tiny graphene pores

October 6, 2015

The surface of a single cell contains hundreds of tiny pores, or ion channels, each of which is…
Meet the High-Performance Single-Molecule Diode

July 31, 2015

A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics…
New technique for ‘seeing’ ions at work in a supercapacitor

June 23, 2015

A new technique which enables researchers to visualise the activity of individual ions inside battery-like devices called supercapacitors,…
Automated ion analyzer for space missions

June 16, 2015

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is scheduled to launch its Eu:CROPIS research satellite into orbit in early 2017.…
Discovery unlocks ion conductor that is 100 times faster than all the others

April 23, 2015

A research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Energy Conversion and storage (DTU Energy)…
Computer-Designed Rocker Protein World’s First To Biomimic Ion Transport

April 14, 2015

For the first time, scientists recreated the biological function of substrate transportation across the cell membranes by computationally…
New analysis shows ion slowdown in fuel cell material

March 3, 2015

Dislocations in oxides such as cerium dioxide, a solid electrolyte for fuel cells, turn out to have a…
Scientists tame Schrodinger’s cat for a new type of quantum computer

January 20, 2015

Physicists at the University of Sussex have tamed one of the most counterintuitive phenomena of modern science in…
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