- The Hidden Magnetic "Quantum Order" In Atoms
An international team of scientists, including several at The Johns Hopkins University, has detected a hidden magnetic “quantum order” that extends over chains of nearly 100 atoms in a material that is otherwise magnetically disordered. The findings, which ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 27 2007 - 12:49am
- Real Time Tuning Of Electromagnetic Waves Using Other Magnets
An international research team, led by scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN), has found a way to switch a material’s magnetic properties from ‘hard’ to ‘soft’ and back again – something which could lead to new ways of controlling electro ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2007 - 12:40pm
- String Theory Physicist Wins Award To Help Resolve Two Mysteries
The dream of theoretical physics is to unite behind a common theory that explains everything, but that goal has remained highly elusive. String theory emerged 40 years ago as one of the most promising candidates for such a theory, and has since slipped in ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 2 2007 - 11:45pm
- Quantum Analog Of Ulam's Conjecture Can Guide Molecules
Like navigating spacecraft through the solar system by means of gravity and small propulsive bursts, researchers can guide atoms, molecules and chemical reactions by utilizing the forces that bind nuclei and electrons into molecules (analogous to gravity) ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2007 - 9:16am
- Newton’s “Dusty Mirror” Experiment Yields New 3-D Effect
Most people think of Sir Isaac Newton as the father of gravity but he also created one of the earliest observations of interference in his “dusty mirror” experiment. In a darkened room, he used a prism and a small hole in a screen to form a quasi-monochrom ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2007 - 5:22pm
- Physicist Shows "Normal" Rules Don't Apply To Some Unstable Elements
A nuclear physicist from Florida State University collaborated with other scientists from the United States, Japan and England in an experiment that illustrated how the “normal” rules of physics don’t apply for some unstable elements. Kirby W. Kemper, the ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2007 - 1:20pm
- Is Glass A Solid Or An Extremely Slow Moving Liquid?
When most people look at a window they see solid panes of glass but to physicists it isn't so simple. Window glass has always been a puzzle but an Emory University research team led by physicist Eric Weeks has found another clue. Weeks has devoted his ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 10 2011 - 3:01pm
- Magnetic Memory Of Rocks
Most continental rocks on Earth align their magnetic moments with the current magnetic field – they are said to have ‘induced’ magnetism. “I consider induced rocks to have ‘Alzheimers’. These are the rocks that forgot where they were born and how to get ho ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2007 - 10:35am
- RESOLUT Duplicates Supernova Conditions
For the past few months, members of the department of physics at Florida State University have begun using a groundbreaking new research facility to conduct experiments that may help provide answers to just such questions. RESOLUT-- short for "REsonat ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 14 2007 - 1:59pm
- Colossal Magnetoresistance And Its Potential Impact On Data Storage
Some materials change their electrical resistance in the presence of an external electromagnetic field. This concept is fundamental to data storage. Understanding large resistance changes, known as colossal magnetoresistance, could lead to new devices with ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 17 2007 - 2:42pm