Physics

Ames Laboratory scientists took a paradoxical approach, called dynamic stabilization, by applying a terahertz electric field to drive periodic lattice oscillations in a model topological insulator. These additional fluctuations actually enhanced protected topological states. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy, Ames Laboratory Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered that applying vibrational
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The time-resolved nonlinear ghost imaging camera uses a nonlinear crystal to convert standard laser light to terahertz patterns, allowing the reconstruction of complex samples using a single terahertz pixel. Credit: University of Sussex A team of physicists at the University of Sussex has successfully developed the first nonlinear camera capable of capturing high-resolution images of
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Credit: Laurent Thion/ILL Imagine a dancer en pointe, spinning on her own axis while dancing on a rotating carousel. She might injure herself when both rotations add up and the angular momentum is transferred. Are similar phenomena also present in quantum mechanical systems? After years of preparation, a team at the TU Wien managed to
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The pre-trial probability of the observed signal being due to background in a 5×5 degree window around the most significant point in the Northern Hemisphere (the hottest spot); the black cross marks the Fermi-3FGL coordinates of the galaxy NGC 1068. Credit: IceCube Collaboration For over a century, scientists have been observing very high-energy charged particles
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Laser light. Credit: Barbara Jackson/Pixabay Researchers in Australia have found a way to manipulate laser light at a fraction of the cost of current technology. The discovery, published in Advanced Science, could help drive down costs in industries as diverse as telecommunications, medical diagnostics and consumer optoelectronics. The research team, led by Dr. Girish Lakhwani
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain The paradox of Schrödinger’s cat—the feline that is, famously, both alive and dead until its box is opened—is the most widely known example of a recurrent problem in quantum mechanics: its dynamics seem to predict that macroscopic objects (like cats) can, sometimes, exist simultaneously in more than one completely distinct state.
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Graphically structural illustrations of the broadband 1-bit coding particles and the corresponding transmission amplitude and phase responses. Credit: Science China Press Due to their excellent performance in manipulating electromagnetic (EM) waves freely and flexibly, metasurfaces have been widely investigated since the beginning of the 21st century. However, with the rapid development of digital information technology,
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Laser pulses generate and track electronic quantum interference in an atom. Credit: AG Stienkemeier A team headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Stienkemeier and Dr. Lukas Bruder from the Institute of Physics at the University of Freiburg has succeeded in observing in real-time ultrafast quantum interferences—in other words the oscillation patterns—of electrons which are found in
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Tunable photoluminescence and lasing spectra from FAPbX3 NCs. Credit: SIOM Formamidinium (FA) perovskites have exhibited outstanding optoelectronic properties in efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes. However, their development on nanolaser application has rarely been explored, especially the up-conversion lasing performance. Recently, a collaborative research team from Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM) of
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Schematic temperature-pressure-randomness phase diagram of the Mott transition system examined by the researchers. The electrons in the electronic Griffiths phase behave like soft matter. Credit: Yamamoto et al. Most theories of solid state and soft matter physics were developed independently; thus, a few physical concepts are applicable to both. Recent research, however, particularly a study
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An optical cavity with a nonlinear material (purple) between two mirrors (blue). Light that enters from the left, resonates inside the cavity. Due to noise, the output on the right switches randomly between two values. A small perturbation in the cavity (like a particle, shown here as the yellow Є) changes the switching output pattern.
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Illustrations of cell mechanotransduction linkages and the single-molecule manipulation assay Top panel: Sketch of a cell attached on an extracellular matrix through its supramolecular mechanotransduction linkages. Middle panel: A zoom-in sketch of a typical inter-molecular interactions, where the domains of the molecule can be structured (folded) or unstructured (unfolded) in a force-dependent manner. The mechanical
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The researchers observed the magnetic skyrmions in an x-ray microscope on a sample of adjustable temperature. Credit: Kai Litzius A joint research project of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that previously demonstrated the use of new spin structures for future magnetic storage devices has achieved yet another milestone.
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Clumps of electrons speeding down the superconductor highway represent the the motion of the Pascal conductance series. Credit: Jeremy Levy A research team led by professors from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy has announced the discovery of a new electronic state of matter. Jeremy Levy, a distinguished professor of condensed matter
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