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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

Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties
When a nitrogen atom is next to the space vacated by a carbon atom, it forms what is called a nitrogen-vacancy center. Now, researchers have shown how they can create more NV centers, which makes sensing magnetic fields easier, using a relatively simple method that can be done in many labs.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:00:50 GMT

A sustainable future powered by sea
Researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:00:50 GMT

Dancing electrons lose the race
Ultrashort pulses of light were employed by physicists to start a race between electrons emitted from different initial states in a solid material. Timing this race revealed an unexpected result: the fastest electrons arrived in last place.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:00:50 GMT

Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties
When a nitrogen atom is next to the space vacated by a carbon atom, it forms what is called a nitrogen-vacancy center. Now, researchers have shown how they can create more NV centers, which makes sensing magnetic fields easier, using a relatively simple method that can be done in many labs.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:00:50 GMT

A sustainable future powered by sea
Researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:00:50 GMT

Dancing electrons lose the race
Ultrashort pulses of light were employed by physicists to start a race between electrons emitted from different initial states in a solid material. Timing this race revealed an unexpected result: the fastest electrons arrived in last place.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:00:50 GMT

Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays have extra-galactic origins
Pierre Auger Observatory homes in on mystery sources
physicsworld.com: news, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:00:50 GMT

UK pledges £65m towards US neutrino facility
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics
physicsworld.com: news, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:00:50 GMT

Binary supermassive black hole system spotted in Seyfert galaxy
Observation backs up model of Z-shaped radio sources
physicsworld.com: news, Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:00:50 GMT

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