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magnetic fields

The Biermann Battery Effect: Spontaneous Generation of Magnetic Fields and Their...

The ScienceWhen hot, ionized gases known as plasmas in the interstellar media collide, the electron density and temperature...
nanomachines

Nonstop Transport of Cargo in Nanomachines

Moving around, sensing the extracellular environment, and signaling to other cells are important for a cell to function properly. Responsible for those tasks are...
antenna

Physicists Design Next-Gen Antenna for Supersensitive Magnetic Field Detectors

Scientists from ITMO University and the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have proposed a new microwave antenna that creates a...
laser-based particle accelerators

Extremely Small and Fast: Laser Ignites Hot Plasma

When light pulses from an extremely powerful laser system are fired onto material samples, the electric field of the light rips the electrons off...
spin qubit

Strong Coupling Through Spin Trio

In order to make qubits less susceptible to interference for quantum computers, it is preferable to use the spin of an electron, for example. ETH...
catalysts

A Catalytic Support Material Takes a Leading Role

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with DOE’s Ames Laboratory, have reported an important and unexpected reaction...
quantum computers

Quantum Computing: Learning to Speak a Whole New Technology

Imagine trying to use a computer that looks and acts like no computer you've ever seen. There is no keyboard. There is no screen....
electron camera

SLAC’s Ultra-High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Catches Molecules at a Crossroads

An extremely fast “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has produced the most detailed atomic movie of the decisive...
Transmission Electron Microscopy

Spitting Images

“The TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) is a sophisticated microscope that analyzes specimens less than 100 nm thick”, said Dr. Ayelet Atkins, the head scientist in charge...
Molecular Movievideo

Scientists Make the First Molecular Movie of One of Nature’s Most...

Scientists have made the first molecular movie of the instant when light hits a sensor that's widely used in nature for probing the environment...
quantum bits

Quantum Transfer at the Push of a Button

In the new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers at ETH have now realized such...
Spacecraftvideo

NASA Spacecraft Discovers New Magnetic Process in Turbulent Space

Though close to home, the space immediately around Earth is full of hidden secrets and invisible processes. In a new discovery reported in the...
electronic structure

Free the Electron to Better Trap It

Atoms are formed of electrons around a central core to which they are linked. Electrons can also be torn-ionized-from their nucleus using the powerful electric...
water-based battery

Researchers Have Developed a Water-Based Battery to Store Solar and Wind...

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is...
batteries

Seeing How Next-Generation Batteries Power-Up

The ScienceNext-generation batteries based on magnesium rather than lithium ions hold promise to be more efficient, safer, and cheaper. One electrode is metallic magnesium....
Nanoparticle Films

Researchers Develop Nanoparticle Films for High-Density Data Storage

As we generate more and more data, the need for high-density data storage that remains stable over time is becoming critical. New nanoparticle-based films...
quantum bits

A New Kind of Quantum Bits in Two Dimensions

Two novel materials, each composed of a single atomic layer and the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope – these are the ingredients to...
Silicon Nanoparticles

Mining Hardware Helps Scientists Gain Insight into Silicon Nanoparticles

Researchers from ITMO University and their international colleagues have developed the first three-dimensional dynamic model of an interaction between light and silicon nanoparticles. They...
dark matter

Harvey Meyer Is Awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for Fundamental Calculations...

Particle physicist Professor Harvey Meyer of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council supporting his research on...
Microscopic chariots

Microscopic Chariots Deliver Molecules Within Our Cells

On the cellular highway, motor proteins called dyneins rule the road. Dyneins “walk” along structures called microtubules to deliver cellular cargo, such as signaling...