This article describes innovative liquid lithium loop to address needs of future fusion power plants.
An international team of researchers has proposed a new way to make atoms or ions indistinguishable by swapping their positions. These particles are then expected to exhibit exotic properties. The study involved physicists from the University of Bonn, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the University of California. The work has now been published in Physical Review Letters.
The side-by-side deposition of atomically flat semiconductor sheets enhances solar cell conversion efficiency.
This article describes cross-correlation of turbulence in tokamaks.
Quantum theory predicts that a vast number of atoms can be entangled and intertwined by a very strong quantum relationship even in a macroscopic structure. Until now, experimental evidence has been mostly lacking, despite recent advances have shown the entanglement of 2,900 atoms. Scientists at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, recently reengineered their data processing, demonstrating that 16 million atoms were entangled in a one-centimeter crystal.
In a paper published in EPJ E, Patrick Oswald from the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon, France, and Lubor Lejček from the Czech Academy of Sciences have theoretically calculated the static and dynamical properties of the Cottrell clouds, which form around edge dislocations in liquid crystals of the smectic A variety. This work could help, for example, to improve the lubricating performance of such liquid crystals.
In a study published in EPJ D, Kai-Wei Sun and colleagues from Beihang University, Beijing, China, present methods for controlling the output power and efficiency of a quantum thermal engine based on a two-atom cavity, where the atoms interact with the light confined within the cavity. This could help improve quantum manipulation power for quantum information processing.
Twelve volunteers will arrive this week at the German Space Agency's (DLR) Institute of Aerospace Medicine's :envihab facility to lie in bed for a month in the name of science. NASA's Human Research Program, in partnership with DLR, is sponsoring investigations in this study to observe and analyze the effects of fluid pressure on astronauts' eyes and optic nerves.
A perovskite crystal's powerful light-emitting capabilities could be due to missing atoms in its structure.
Researchers have modeled the actions of electrons under extreme temperatures and densities, such as those found within planets and stars.