Graphene scientists capture first images of atoms ‘swimming’ in liquid

Graphene scientists from The University of Manchester have created a novel ‘nano-petri dish’ using two-dimensional (2D) materials to create a new method of observing how atoms move in liquid Graphene scientists from The University of Manchester have created a novel ‘nano-petri dish’ using two-dimensional (2D) materials to create a new method of observing how atoms … Read more

Quantum network nodes with warm atoms – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Communication networks need nodes at which information is processed or rerouted. Physicists at the University of Basel have now developed a network node for quantum communication networks that can store single photons in a vapor cell and pass them on later. Communication networks need nodes at which information is processed or rerouted. Physicists at the … Read more

Scientists Have Broken a Staggering Record on The Melting Point of Platinum

Scientists have figured out how to make platinum more affordable as a catalyst: turn it into a low-temperature liquid. It’s been known for centuries that noble metals like platinum, gold, ruthenium, and palladium make excellent catalysts for chemical reactions, because they help break the chemical bonds between atoms more efficiently than other metals. But noble … Read more

Two Time Crystals Have Been Successfully Linked Together For The First Time

Physicists have just taken an amazing step towards quantum devices that sound like something out of science fiction. For the first time, isolated groups of particles behaving like bizarre states of matter known as time crystals have been linked into a single, evolving system that could be incredibly useful in quantum computing. Following the first … Read more

This ultra-cold X-ray beam will take movies of atoms

The physics world is rallying around CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, now coming online after a lengthy upgrade and a yearslong pause. But that isn’t the only science machine to literally receive new energy. Nearly 6,000 miles away, on the other side of the globe, another one is undergoing its final touches. The SLAC National Accelerator … Read more

A Möbius Strip Constructed Solely of Carbon Atoms

By Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University May 28, 2022 A new synthesis method creates a belt-shaped molecular nanocarbon with a twisted Möbius band topology, ie, a Möbius carbon nanobelt. Credit: Issey Takahashi Scientists have constructed the first belt-shaped molecular nanocarbon with a twisted Möbius band topology — a Möbius carbon nanobelt — that … Read more

Compact Light Source based on the movement of atoms – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Compact, CMOS compatible on-chip photon sources have attracted much attention to the scientific community and the semiconductor industry. As the transistor’s feature size is continuously scaling down, also the integration density and switching speed in integrated electronic circuits increases exponentially. This leads to an increasingly large power dissipation from electrical connections between circuit elements. Optical … Read more

Ultraprecise Atomic Optical Clocks Could Help Us Redefine The Length of a Second

The definition of a second, the most fundamental unit of time in our current measurement system, hasn’t been updated in more than 70 years (give or take some billionths of a second). But in the next decade or so, that could change: Ultraprecise atomic optical clocks that rely on visible light are on track to … Read more

The Large Hadron Collider is getting ready to start smashing atoms again. Here’s what it will look for.

The world’s largest particle collider is getting ready to smash atoms harder than ever before. Following a three-year break of scheduled maintenance, upgrades and pandemic delays, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is preparing to power up for its third, and most powerful yet, experimental period. If all initial tests and checks starting this month go … Read more

After a 3-Year Break, The Large Hadron Collider Restarts to Smash Some More Atoms

The world’s largest particle collider is getting ready to smash atoms harder than ever before. Following a three-year break of scheduled maintenance, upgrades, and pandemic delays, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is preparing to power up for its third, and most powerful yet, experimental period. If all initial tests and checks starting this month go … Read more