Researchers apply quantum theory and Einstein's special relativity to plasma physics issues
Jul 29, 2016
Among the intriguing issues in plasma physics are those surrounding X-ray pulsars—collapsed stars that orbit around a cosmic companion and beam light at regular intervals, like lighthouses in the sky. Physicists want to ...
Building a Moebius strip of good vibrations
Jul 25, 2016
Yale physicists have created something similar to a Moebius strip of moving energy between two vibrating objects, opening the door to novel forms of control over waves in acoustics, laser optics, and quantum mechanics.
Electron 'spin control' of levitated nanodiamonds could bring advances in sensors, quantum information processing
Jul 19, 2016
Researchers have demonstrated how to control the "electron spin" of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information processing, sensors and studies ...
The birth of quantum holography—making holograms of single light particles
Jul 19, 2016
Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, have successfully applied ...
Weird quantum effects stretch across hundreds of miles
Jul 19, 2016
In the world of quantum, infinitesimally small particles, weird and often logic-defying behaviors abound. Perhaps the strangest of these is the idea of superposition, in which objects can exist simultaneously in two or more ...
Researchers uncover new light harvesting potentials
Jul 14, 2016
Researchers for the first time have found a quantum-confined bandgap narrowing mechanism where UV absorption of the graphene quantum dots and TiO2 nanoparticles can easily be extended into the visible light range.
The Big Bang might have been just a Big Bounce
Jul 12, 2016
A new study of the early universe reveals how it could have been formed from an older collapsing universe, rather than being brand new.
How water gets its exceptional properties
Jul 05, 2016
Water is liquid at room temperature – astounding for such a small molecule. Insights into the causes are provided by a new simulation method, which has its origins in brain research. Using artificial neural networks, researchers ...
Proper breeding ground for germanene
Jun 22, 2016
Germanene is a one atom thick sheet of germanium, in a honeycomb structure. It has clear similarities with graphene, the material that induced massive research activity worldwide, especially after 2010's Nobel Prize.
Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates
Jun 17, 2016
Chapman University Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) member Yutaka Shikano, Ph.D., recently had research published in Scientific Reports. Superconductors are one of the most remarkable phenomena in physics, with amazing ...