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Pioneering SESAME light source circulates first beam
Allan, Jordan, 12 January 2017. A beam circulated for the first time in the pioneering SESAME synchrotron at 18:12 (UTC+3) yesterday. The next step will be to store the beam.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:20:24 GMT

Electron diffraction locates hydrogen atoms
Diffraction-based analytical methods are widely used in laboratories, but they struggle to study samples that are smaller than a micrometer in size. Researchers from the Laboratoire de cristallographie et sciences des matériaux (CNRS/Ensicaen/Unicaen), the Laboratoire catalyse et spectrochimie (CNRS/Ensicaen/Unicaen), and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic have nevertheless been successful in using electron diffraction to reveal the structure of nanocrystals2. Their method is so sensitive that it has even located the position of hydrogen atoms for the first time, which is crucial in accessing the morphology of the molecules or the size of cavities in porous materials. This research, published on January 13, 2017, has made the front page of the journal Science.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:20:24 GMT

Major step forward in theoretical description of two key properties of hot nuclei
In work published in Physical Review Letters, researchers from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science and two universities in Vietnam—Duy Tan University and University of Khanh Hoa—have made a major breakthrough by proposing, for the first time, a unified and consistent microscopic approach capable of describing simultaneously two important quantities for understanding the statistical properties of nuclei—the nuclear level density and the emission probability of gamma-rays from hot nuclei—which play essential roles in stellar nucleosynthesis.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:20:24 GMT

Stanford physicist suggests looking for dark matter in unusual places
For decades, particle physics has been the domain of massive colliders that whip particles around at high speeds and smash them into one another while teams of thousands observe the results. These kinds of experiments have produced great insights into forces and particles that make up the physical world.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:20:24 GMT

Nano-sized hydrogen storage system increases efficiency
An efficient hydrogen storage system has been developed that could be a boon for hydrogen powered vehicles.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:32:29 GMT

Three layers of graphene reveals a new kind of magnet
Scientists have discovered the magnetism of electrons in three layers of graphene. This study reveals a new kind of magnet and provides insight on how electronic devices using graphene could be made for fundamental studies as well as various applications.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:32:29 GMT

New laser spectroscopy technique to understand atomic and nuclear structure of radioactive atoms
An international collaboration with research groups from five countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and Russia – have applyied high-resolution laser ionization of radioactive atoms in a supersonic gas jet to probe the properties of heavy elements.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:32:29 GMT

Nano-sized hydrogen storage system increases efficiency
An efficient hydrogen storage system has been developed that could be a boon for hydrogen powered vehicles.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:32:29 GMT

Three layers of graphene reveals a new kind of magnet
Scientists have discovered the magnetism of electrons in three layers of graphene. This study reveals a new kind of magnet and provides insight on how electronic devices using graphene could be made for fundamental studies as well as various applications.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:32:29 GMT

New laser spectroscopy technique to understand atomic and nuclear structure of radioactive atoms
An international collaboration with research groups from five countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and Russia – have applyied high-resolution laser ionization of radioactive atoms in a supersonic gas jet to probe the properties of heavy elements.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:32:29 GMT

Nanoparticles give super-resolution microscopy a boost
Amplified stimulated emission allows low-illumination applications
physicsworld.com: news, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:32:29 GMT

Flash Physics: Frozen droplets explode, biophysicist wins Emmy Noether prize, galaxy glows with gamma rays
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
physicsworld.com: news, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:32:29 GMT

Nuclear energy may come from the sea
Uranium extracted from the sea could provide centuries of power
physicsworld.com: news, Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:32:29 GMT

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