Atomic ‘Trojan horse’ for a new generation of X-ray lasers
An intense electron beam that could be used in the X-ray lasers of the future has been produced in research led at the University of Strathclyde.
17 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Physics
Thinnest optical waveguide channels light within just three layers of atoms
The work is a proof of concept for scaling down optical devices to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today’s devices.
12 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Nanotechnology
How do atoms vibrate in graphene nanostructures?
Innovative new electron spectroscopy technique pushes the limits of Nanospectroscopy for materials design.
12 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature
Scientists create the world’s thinnest gold
Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick - the thinnest unsupported gold ever created.
6 Aug 2019 ⋅ Advanced Science
Antineutrino detection could help remotely monitor nuclear reactors
Technology to measure the flow of subatomic particles known as antineutrinos from nuclear reactors could allow continuous remote monitoring designed to detect fueling changes that might indicate the diversion of nuclear materials.
5 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Communications
Turning water into ice in the quantum realm
The findings provide a new window into materials that are hard to investigate in the laboratory.
2 Aug 2019 ⋅ Science Advances
Experiments explore the mysteries of ‘magic’ angle superconductors
A team led by Princeton physicist Ali Yazdani has shown that strong electron interactions play a key role in the superconductivity that has been discovered in graphene, a material made up of single-layer sheets of carbon atoms.
31 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature
Scientists film molecular rotation
Quantum movie displays probability density distribution of rotating carbonyl sulphide molecules.
29 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature Communications
Leiden physicists discover inhomogeneous texture of high-temperature superconductors
High-temperature superconductivity fascinates because of the deep mystery it represents for physicists, and because of the promise of applications in wind turbines, levitating trains and “no-resistance” power grids. Milan Allan’s research group used a special Scanning Tunneling Microscope to image spatial variations of superconducting particles for the first time in these materials, and published about it in Nature.
24 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature
Finding alternatives to diamonds for drilling
Using computational methods, scientists have plotted a highly accurate map to guide the synthesis of new, cheaper materials tough enough for the mining and space industries.
23 Jul 2019 ⋅ Journal of Applied Physics