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enigmatic neutron star

The Surprising Environment of an Enigmatic Neutron Star

An unusual infrared emission detected by the Hubble Space Telescope from a nearby neutron star could indicate that the pulsar has features never before...
Neutron Train

All Aboard the Neutron Train: Mapping Residual Stresses for More Robust...

Railway rails are designed to endure years of heavy loads and different operating conditions. However, over time, contact forces between the rails and the...
neutrons

Protons Get Zippier in Neutron-Rich Nuclei

A new study carried out at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has confirmed that increasing the number of neutrons as...
neutron production

SNS Completes Full Neutron Production Cycle at Record Power Level

The Spallation Neutron Source at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has reached a new milestone by operating a complete neutron production...
Neutron Decay

Nuclear Scientists Calculate Value of Key Property that Drives Neutron Decay

Using some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, an international team including scientists from several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories has released...
Neutron tomography

Neutron Tomography: Insights into the Interior of Teeth, Root Balls, Batteries,...

A team of researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and European Spallation Source (ESS) has now published a comprehensive overview of neutron-based imaging processes in...
supercomputers

Supercomputers Provide New Window Into the Life and Death of a...

Experiments that measure the lifetime of neutrons reveal a perplexing and unresolved discrepancy. While this lifetime has been measured to a precision within 1...
spinach

Spinach Used in Neutron Studies Could Unearth Secret to Stronger Plant...

Plants, algae, and other organisms produce the RuBisCO enzyme to convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into energy-rich molecules, like glucose, that form carbohydrates...
Kesterites

Kesterite Solar Cells: Germanium Promises Better Opto-Electronic Properties Than Tin

Kesterites are semiconductor compounds made of the elements copper, tin, zinc, and selenium. These semiconductors can be used as an optical absorber material in...
cancer

Neutron Study of Glaucoma Drugs Offers Clues About Enzyme Targets for...

New insights from neutron analysis of glaucoma drugs and their enzyme target may help scientists design drugs that more effectively target aggressive cancers. A team...
enzyme

Hatchet Enzyme, Enabler of Sickness and of Health, Exposed by Neutron...

The butcher is a common enzyme called presenilin, which chops lengthy protein building blocks down to useable shorter lengths. It resides in membrane spaces...
neutron

Neutron-Star Merger Yields New Puzzle for Astrophysicists

The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten – much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath...
ultracold neutron

New Record at Ultracold Neutron Source in Mainz

Some ten years ago, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) entered a new field of research by starting to generate ultracold neutrons (UCN) for use...
metals

Breaking Bad Metals with Neutrons

By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...
neutron star collisionvideo

Neutron-Star Merger Creates New Cosmic Mysteries

An international team including Associate Professor Tara Murphy has been studying a neutron star collision and found an unusual cocoon of debris, raising doubts...
oxygen sponge

Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks up Hydrogen Too

Having the right tool for the job enabled scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators to discover that...
gravitational wavesvideo

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by...

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves -- ripples in space-time -- in addition to light from the spectacular collision of...
neutrons

Neutrons Aim at Improving Integrity in Dissimilar Metal Welds

When welders fuse together metals, they don’t always use metals with similar compositions. Often, dissimilar welding is required to create the most formidable structure. Daryush...
quantum states

“Weak Measurement” with Strong Results

Nuclear spin tomography is an application in (human) medicine known from medical institutions. The patient absorbs and re-emits electromagnetic radiation in all directions in...
copper

Copper Stripes Help Iron Pnictide Lock in Insulating State

Physicists at Rice University’s Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM) have created a new iron-based material that offers clues about the microscopic origins of high-temperature...