Police horses contribute to research in physics
16 minutes ago
Recently, fifteen police horses in Gothenburg have contributed to science. They have supported the development of a new method to detect damages in the hooves by using thermoelectric sensors. In the future, hopefully, this ...
Physicists observe spontaneous symmetry breaking in an optical microcavity
1 hour ago
Symmetry is the essential basis of nature, which gives rise to conservation laws. In comparison, the breaking of the symmetry is also indispensable for many phase transitions and nonreciprocal processes. Among various symmetry ...
Topological photonic crystal made of silicon
3 hours ago
WPI-MANA researchers derive topological photonic states purely based on silicon, which can lead to the development of new functions and devices through integration with semiconductor electronics
Magnetic recording with light and no heat on garnet
4 hours ago
A strong, short light pulse can record data on a magnetic layer of yttrium iron garnet doped with Co-ions. This was discovered by researchers from Radboud University in the Netherlands and Bialystok University in Poland. ...
Chip-sized, high-speed terahertz modulator raises possibility of faster data transmission
4 hours ago
Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming DC power. The discovery could help fill the ...
Studying the quantum vacuum: Traffic jam in empty space
20 hours ago
An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by Professor Alfred Leitenstorfer has now shown how to manipulate the ...
A quark like no other: Searching for 'bottom quark'
21 hours ago
A University of Iowa physicist is at the forefront of the search for a missing particle that could prove whether the Higgs boson—believed to give mass to all matter—exists.
New modeling method focuses attention on amorphous material's unusual vibrational modes
23 hours ago
Asegun Henry wants to avert the worst effects of climate change by finding new forms of renewable energy and improving the materials that contribute to energy use.
Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes in environmental conditions at the nanoscale
Jan 18, 2017
Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities. As excellent transducers to convert ...
Molecular fountain my lead to more precise measurement of physical constants
Jan 18, 2017 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has built, for the first time, a molecular fountain. The group has published a paper in the journal Physical Review Letters describing how they created the ...