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  1. Physicists Shed X-Ray Light On Melting Polymers

    Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Lomonosov Moscow State University have combined thermal analysis and X-ray scattering — two techniques for studying crystal structure — in one experimental setup to investigate semicrystalline polymers.

  2. Colloidal Quantum Dots Make LEDs Shine Bright In The Infrared

    The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material should be a strong light emitter i.e. should emit light very efficiently upon optical excitation as well as be an efficient charge conductor to allow for electrical injection in devices.

  3. St Andrews-Led Project Receives €2.6M Boost

    A €2.6M project, led by researchers at the University of St Andrews, is part of a €1B scheme to boost quantum technologies in Europe.

  4. Macroscopic Phenomena Governed By Microscopic Physics

    It has been difficult to simultaneously obtain micro- and macroscopic information in outer space. Global images of distant astrophysical phenomena provide macroscopic information; however, local information is inaccessible.

  5. New Tools Illuminate Mechanisms Behind Overlooked Cellular Components’ Critical Roles

    Creating new tools that harness light to probe the mysteries of cellular behavior, Princeton researchers have made discoveries about the formation of cellular components called membraneless organelles and the key role these organelles play in cells.

  6. Brilliant Iron Molecule Could Provide Cheaper Solar Energy

    Some photocatalysts and solar cells are based on a technology that involves molecules containing metals, known as metal complexes. The task of the metal complexes in this context is to absorb solar rays and utilise their energy.

  7. Science: High Pressure Orders Electrons

    High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without resistance. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have carried out high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering and have found that high uniaxial pressure induces a long-range charge order competing with superconductivity.

  8. Probing Quantum Physics On A Macroscopic Scale

    Why does quantum mechanics work so well for microscopic objects, yet macroscopic objects are described by ‘classical physics’? This question has bothered physicists since the development of quantum theory more than a 100 years ago.

  9. The Force Of The Vacuum

    Scientists from the Theory Department of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) in Hamburg have shown through theoretical calculations and computer simulations that the force between electrons and lattice distortions in an atomically thin two-dimensional superconductor can be controlled with virtual photons.

  10. Light Triggers Gold In Unexpected Way

    Rice University researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles.