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Microswimmers capped with carbon on one side can be propelled and steered by light
Phototactic behaviour directs some bacteria towards light and others into darkness: This enables them to utilize solar energy as efficiently as possible for their metabolism, or, otherwise, protects them from excessive light intensity. A team of researchers headed by Clemens Bechinger from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Stuttgart, as well as colleagues from the University of Düsseldorf have now found a surprisingly simple way to direct synthetic microswimmers towards light or darkness. Their findings could eventually lead to minuscule robots that seek out and treat lesions in the human body.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Researchers generate proton beams using a combination of nanoparticles and laser light
Light, when strongly concentrated, is enormously powerful. Now, a team of physicists led by Professor Jörg Schreiber from the Institute of Experimental Physics – Medical Physics, which is part of the Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP), a Cluster of Excellence at LMU Munich, has used this energy source with explosive effect. The researchers focus high-power laser light onto beads of plastic just a few micrometers in size. The concentrated energy blows the nanoparticles apart, releasing radiation made up of positively charged atoms (protons). Such proton beams could be used in future for treating tumors, and in advanced imaging techniques. Their findings appear in the journal Physical Review E.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Researcher creates a controlled rogue wave in realistic oceanic conditions
Potentially extremely dangerous realistic rogue waves - also called as freak waves - can now be controlled and generated at will in laboratory environments, in similar conditions as they appear in the ocean. This will help us not only to predict oceanic extreme events, but also in the design of safer ships and offshore rigs. In fact, newly designed vessels and rig model prototypes can be tested to encounter in a small scale, before they are built, realistic extreme ocean waves. Therefore, initial plans may change, if models are not resistant enough to face suddenly occurring freak waves.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Effective plasmonic generation brings scientists closer to creating ultracompact light-based computers
Researchers from MIPT's Laboratory of 2-D Materials, Optoelectronics, Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, and Tohoku University (Japan) have theoretically demonstrated the possibility of creating compact sources of coherent plasmons, which are the basic building blocks for future optoelectronic circuits. The theoretical device is based on the unique properties of van der Waals heterostructures – composites of graphene and related layered materials. A paper detailing the study has been published in the journal Physical Review B.
General Physics News - Science News, Physics News, Physics, Material Sciences, Science , Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Correlated magnets made out of single atoms
Scientists have observed antiferromagnetic correlations in one-dimensional fermionic quantum many-body systems, outlines a new report.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Mechanical behavior of tiny structures is affected by atomic defects
Scientists have measured the mechanics of tiny crystalline ceramics. Materials are made of atoms, and if they are arranged periodically, they are called crystalline structures. If the size of these crystalline structures is 1,000 times smaller than a single human hair diameter, then they are called nano-structures such as nano-rods, nano-wires, nano-ribbons, nano-belts etc.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Scientists visualize quantum behavior of hot electrons for first time
Scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualizing the quantum behavior of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards being able to manipulate and control the behavior of high energy, or ‘hot’, electrons.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Rosetta mission ends with comet crash
Spacecraft takes final measurements and readings before planned crash ends 12-year mission
physicsworld.com: news, Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Flash Physics: Small reactors for the UK, dewetting seen at last, D-Wave previews new quantum system
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
physicsworld.com: news, Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

US agency files charges against open access publisher
OMICS group accused of using "false promises" to attract submissions
physicsworld.com: news, Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Correlated magnets made out of single atoms
Scientists have observed antiferromagnetic correlations in one-dimensional fermionic quantum many-body systems, outlines a new report.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Mechanical behavior of tiny structures is affected by atomic defects
Scientists have measured the mechanics of tiny crystalline ceramics. Materials are made of atoms, and if they are arranged periodically, they are called crystalline structures. If the size of these crystalline structures is 1,000 times smaller than a single human hair diameter, then they are called nano-structures such as nano-rods, nano-wires, nano-ribbons, nano-belts etc.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

Scientists visualize quantum behavior of hot electrons for first time
Scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualizing the quantum behavior of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards being able to manipulate and control the behavior of high energy, or ‘hot’, electrons.
Physics News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:00:20 GMT

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