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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...
metric system

For All Times, For All Peoples: How Replacing the Kilogram Empowers...

Two unusual things happened on Nov. 16, 2018. Fifty-five nations from every continent (except Antarctica) agreed on something, and metrology, the science of measurement,...
magnetic field

Earth’s Magnetic Field Measured Using Artificial Stars at 90 Kilometers Altitude

The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to...
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...
qubits

Qubits Trained to Find Iron Ore, Brain Pathologies, and Distant Quasars

“When you study nature, whether you investigate the human brain or a supernova explosion, you always deal with some sort of electromagnetic signals,” explains Andrey...
Bose-Einstein condensate

Bose-Einstein Condensate Generated in Space for the First Time

A team of scientists from Germany has succeeded in creating a Bose-Einstein condensate for the first time in space on board a research rocket....
vacuum sensor

A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing

Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas...
Fiber Optic Sensor

Fiber Optic Sensor Measures Tiny Magnetic Fields

Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. The inexpensive...
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...
Magnetic Materials

New Magnetic Materials Overcome Key Barrier to Spintronic Devices

Consider the classic, permanent magnet: it both clings to the refrigerator and drives data storage in most devices. But another kind of impervious magnetism...
climate phenomenon El Niño

Oceanic Magnetic Field as an Indicator for the Climate Phenomenon El...

To investigate the climate phenomenon El Niño Southern Oscilliation (ENSO), scientific focus was so far mainly on changes in sea surface dynamics, like deviations in temperature...
Magnetic Vortices

Magnetic Vortices: Twice as Interesting

For the first time a team of researchers have discovered two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material. Physicists of the Technical...
cancer

Research on Cancer-Frying Nanoparticles Heats up

Need to kill tumors? Just add heat.That’s the promise of heated magnetic nanoparticles, a futuristic-sounding technology that could one day be used to fry...
Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Brain Metals That May Drive Disease Progression Revealed

Breakthrough in description of metals in brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, made by international research collaboration, including University of...
Superconductorsvideo

Taming Tornadoes at the Nanoscale

Superconductors contain arrays of tiny tornadoes of supercurrent, called vortex filaments, each carrying a single quantum of magnetic field. The motion of these tiny...
plasma

Simulations of Magnetically Confined Plasmas Reveal a Self-Regulating Stabilizing Mechanism

The ScienceThe hot ionized gas called a plasma is confined in a bagel-shaped tokamak by a strong magnetic field, part of which is generated...
Glycoproteins

Chemical Octopus Catches Sneaky Cancer Clues, Trace Glycoproteins

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have engineered a chemical trap that exhaustively catches what are called glycoproteins, including minuscule traces that have previously escaped...
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...
tokamak’s magnetic field

Zero Tolerance in Tokamaks: Eliminating Small Instabilities Before They Become Disruptions

The ScienceOne of the greatest obstacles to producing energy via fusion on earth is the formation and growth of small magnetic field imperfections in...
Magnetic nano-imaging

Magnetic Nano-Imaging on a Table Top

Just like flash photography can “freeze” and capture the motion of a child running in a dimly lit room, lasers can freeze motion as...