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New Phase of Carbon Allows Researchers to Make Diamond Structures at Room Temperature

December 2, 2015

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Researchers Make Diamond at Room Temperature

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon and have developed a technique for using this carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air. The new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. […]

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Physicists Achieve Quantum Entanglement at Room Temperature

November 22, 2015

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Quantum Entanglement Achieved at Room Temperature

A newly published study from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory demonstrates how macroscopic entanglement can be generated at room temperature and in a small magnetic field. Entanglement is one of the strangest phenomena predicted by quantum mechanics, the theory that underlies most of modern physics: It says that two particles can be […]

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Quantum Process Significantly Boosts the Energy That Can Be Harnessed from Sunlight

November 6, 2015

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Researchers Significantly Boost the Energy That Can Be Harnessed from Sunlight

A newly published study details how a quantum process increases the number of electrons produced when light strikes a metal-dielectric interface. Researchers believe this finding could lead to better solar cells or light detectors. The new approach is based on the discovery that unexpected quantum effects increase the number of charge carriers, known as electrons […]

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Physicists Make First Ever Measurement of Antiproton Interactions

November 5, 2015

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Scientists Make First Measurement of Antiproton Attraction

A team of scientists has announced the first ever measurement of antiproton interactions that make possible the existence of antimatter nuclei. The discovery gives physicists new ways to look at the forces that bind matter and antimatter. Peering at the debris from particle collisions that recreate the conditions of the very early universe, scientists have […]

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MicroBooNE Physics Experiment Detects Its First Neutrino Candidates

November 2, 2015

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The First Neutrino Event Candidates in MicroBooNE

MicroBooNE started receiving its very first neutrino beam from the Fermilab Booster accelerator on October 15, 2015. On November 2, 2015, sceiietnsts released the first neutrino event candidates that their automated neutrino event reconstruction identified. Halloween has come and gone, but Yale physicist Bonnie Fleming still has ghosts in her machine. On October 15, Fleming […]

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Glueball – A Particle Purely Made of Nuclear Force

October 20, 2015

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Glueball a Particle Purely Made of Nuclear Force

Scientists from Vienna University believe they may have discovered the long-sought-after glueball, a particle composed of pure force. For decades, scientists have been looking for so-called “glueballs”. Now it seems they have been found at last. A glueball is an exotic particle, made up entirely of gluons – the “sticky” particles that keep nuclear particles […]

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Engineered Viruses Provide Quantum-Based Enhancement of Energy Transport

October 15, 2015

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Quantum Physics and Genetic Engineering Provide Energy Transport

In a newly published study, a team of scientists detail how they used genetically engineered viruses to enhance energy transport in genetically engineered excitonic networks. Nature has had billions of years to perfect photosynthesis, which directly or indirectly supports virtually all life on Earth. In that time, the process has achieved almost 100 percent efficiency […]

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New Results from the Large Hadron Collider

October 14, 2015

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Large Hadron Collider Precisely Counts Particles

The latest experiment at Large Hadron Collider reports on the run’s very first particle collisions, and describes what an average collision between two protons looks like at 13 TeV. After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, began its second run of experiments in June, […]

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Scientists Achieve New Quantum Teleportation Record

September 23, 2015

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Researchers Break Quantum Teleportation World Record

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have set a new record for quantum teleportation, sending quantum information in light particles over 100 kilometers of optical fiber. The experiment confirmed that quantum communication is feasible over long distances in fiber. Other research groups have teleported quantum information over longer distances in free space, […]

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Physicists Determine the Three-Dimensional Coordinates of Individual Atoms

September 21, 2015

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Physicists Determine the Three-Dimensional Positions of Individual Atoms

A team of physicists from UCLA have determined the three-dimensional positions of individual atoms for the first time, helping scientists better understand the structural properties of materials. Atoms are the building blocks of all matter on Earth, and the patterns in which they are arranged dictate how strong, conductive or flexible a material will be. […]

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IceCube Collaboration Announces New Observations on Cosmic Neutrinos and Dark Matter

September 11, 2015

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IceCube Collaboration Announces New Observations on Cosmic Neutrinos and the Nature of Dark Matter

The IceCube Collaboration and DM-Ice have announced new observations on cosmic neutrinos and the nature of dark matter. Yale University physicists are part of two international research efforts at the South Pole — the IceCube Collaboration and DM-Ice — that have announced new observations on cosmic neutrinos and the nature of dark matter. Scientists from […]

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Physicists Spawn Rings of Exceptional Points Out of Dirac Cones

September 10, 2015

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Spawning Rings of Exceptional Points Out of Dirac Cones

Physicists outline a new concept called the “exceptional ring.” Optics research just got a bit more exceptional, and the world may benefit. Physicists have long known about the existence of isolated “exceptional points” — unique points where two physical states coalesce into one. Exceptional points give rise to counterintuitive phenomena; a more opaque material can […]

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Plasma Wakefield Acceleration, A Step Toward Smaller Particle Colliders

September 6, 2015

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Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Could Enable Smaller Particle Colliders

In a new study, researchers detail how a technique called plasma wakefield acceleration could enable them to build more economical particle colliders. A study led by researchers from UCLA and the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has demonstrated a more efficient way to accelerate positrons, the antimatter opposites of electrons. The method […]

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Physicists Create a Magnetic Wormhole for the First Time

September 3, 2015

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Scientists Create a Magnetic Wormhole

Physicists have created the first experimental wormhole that can connect two regions of space magnetically. It consists of a tunnel that transfers the magnetic field from one point to the other while keeping it undetectable – invisible – all the way. “Wormholes” are cosmic tunnels that can connect two distant regions of the universe, and […]

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Physicists Successfully Demonstrated the Squeezing of Individual Light Particles

September 1, 2015

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Scientists Measure a Bizarre Effect in Quantum Physics

Using an artificially constructed atom, known as a semiconductor quantum dot, a team of physicists has successfully demonstrated the squeezing of individual light particles. A team of scientists has successfully measured particles of light being “squeezed”, in an experiment that had been written off in physics textbooks as impossible to observe. Squeezing is a strange […]

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New CERN Study Suggests Subatomic Particles Could Defy the Standard Model

August 30, 2015

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LHCb Experiment Suggests Subatomic Particles Could Defy the Standard Model

New research from physicists working at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider shows evidence of leptons acting out against time-tested predictions, suggesting that subatomic particles may defy the Standard Model. The Standard Model of particle physics, which explains most of the known behaviors and interactions of fundamental subatomic particles, has held up remarkably well over several decades. […]

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Physicists Observe and Control Quantum Motion

August 29, 2015

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Caltech Researchers Observe and Control Quantum Motion

For the first time, a team of physicists has discovered a way to observe and control quantum motion of an object that is large enough to see. Consider the pendulum of a grandfather clock. If you forget to wind it, you will eventually find the pendulum at rest, unmoving. However, this simple observation is only […]

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IceCube Collaboration Confirms Cosmic Neutrino Sighting

August 25, 2015

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Evidence for Astrophysical Muon Neutrinos

Using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, scientists have confirmed the existence of astrophysical neutrinos from our galaxy as well as cosmic neutrinos from sources outside the Milky Way. Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have sorted through the billions of subatomic particles that zip through its frozen cubic-kilometer-sized detector each year to gather powerful […]

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