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Pioneering SESAME light source circulates first beam
Allan, Jordan, 12 January 2017. A beam circulated for the first time in the pioneering SESAME synchrotron at 18:12 (UTC+3) yesterday. The next step will be to store the beam.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:20:24 GMT

Electron diffraction locates hydrogen atoms
Diffraction-based analytical methods are widely used in laboratories, but they struggle to study samples that are smaller than a micrometer in size. Researchers from the Laboratoire de cristallographie et sciences des matériaux (CNRS/Ensicaen/Unicaen), the Laboratoire catalyse et spectrochimie (CNRS/Ensicaen/Unicaen), and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic have nevertheless been successful in using electron diffraction to reveal the structure of nanocrystals2. Their method is so sensitive that it has even located the position of hydrogen atoms for the first time, which is crucial in accessing the morphology of the molecules or the size of cavities in porous materials. This research, published on January 13, 2017, has made the front page of the journal Science.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:20:24 GMT

Major step forward in theoretical description of two key properties of hot nuclei
In work published in Physical Review Letters, researchers from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science and two universities in Vietnam—Duy Tan University and University of Khanh Hoa—have made a major breakthrough by proposing, for the first time, a unified and consistent microscopic approach capable of describing simultaneously two important quantities for understanding the statistical properties of nuclei—the nuclear level density and the emission probability of gamma-rays from hot nuclei—which play essential roles in stellar nucleosynthesis.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:20:24 GMT

Stanford physicist suggests looking for dark matter in unusual places
For decades, particle physics has been the domain of massive colliders that whip particles around at high speeds and smash them into one another while teams of thousands observe the results. These kinds of experiments have produced great insights into forces and particles that make up the physical world.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:20:24 GMT

Magnetic switch turns strange quantum property on and off
A research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discovery promises to provide new insight into the fundamentals of quantum theory and may lead to new quantum electronic devices.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:26 GMT

Unveiling the quantum necklace
The quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken -- particles can exist in two places at once, they can react to each other over vast distances, and they themselves seem confused over whether they are particles or waves. For those not involved in the field, this world may seem trifling, but recently, researchers have theoretically described two quantum states that are extraordinary in both the physics that define them and their visual appeal: a complex quantum system that simulates classical physics and a spellbinding necklace-like state.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:26 GMT

Nanoalloys ten times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a precious and rare metal, by creating a nanoalloy using a new production technique. The technology is also well suited for mass production.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:26 GMT

Magnetic switch turns strange quantum property on and off
A research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discovery promises to provide new insight into the fundamentals of quantum theory and may lead to new quantum electronic devices.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:26 GMT

Unveiling the quantum necklace
The quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken -- particles can exist in two places at once, they can react to each other over vast distances, and they themselves seem confused over whether they are particles or waves. For those not involved in the field, this world may seem trifling, but recently, researchers have theoretically described two quantum states that are extraordinary in both the physics that define them and their visual appeal: a complex quantum system that simulates classical physics and a spellbinding necklace-like state.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:26 GMT

Nanoalloys ten times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a precious and rare metal, by creating a nanoalloy using a new production technique. The technology is also well suited for mass production.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:26 GMT

Diamond sensors boost NMR resolution
Megahertz frequencies measured with sub-millihertz
physicsworld.com: news, Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:27 GMT

Flash Physics: Flytrap robot catches prey, doughnut-shaped 'planets', EU dishes out £55m for UK physics
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
physicsworld.com: news, Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:27 GMT

Ultracold atoms shed light on the Fermi-Hubbard model
Magnetic state seen for the first time
physicsworld.com: news, Fri, 26 May 2017 10:21:27 GMT

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