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  1. Scientists Predict Superelastic Properties In A Group Of Iron-Based Superconductors

    A collaboration between scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main has computationally predicted a number of unique properties in a group of iron-based superconductors, including room-temperature super-elasticity.

  2. First Ever Acceleration Of Electrons In A Proton-Driven Plasma Wave

    Electrons have been successfully accelerated at CERN using a wave generated by protons zipping through plasma, report UCL scientists as part of the AWAKE collaboration.

  3. The Optical Society Brings Breakthrough Science To Frontiers In Optics

    The Optical Society’s Frontiers in Optics (FiO) conference convenes world leaders in optics and photonics. Over 1,400 attendees from more than 60 countries come to FiO to gain insights into emerging topics in the optical sciences.

  4. New Compact Hyperspectral System Captures 5D Images

    Researchers have developed a compact imaging system that can measure the shape and light-reflection properties of objects with high speed and accuracy.

  5. Electric Polarization In The Macroscopic World And Electrons Moving At Atomic Scales

    Femtosecond x-ray experiments in combination with a new theoretical approach establish a direct connection between electric properties in the macroscopic world and electron motions on the time and length scale of atoms. The results open a new route for understanding and tailoring the properties of ferroelectric materials.

  6. A Novel Nanoactuator System Has Been Developed

    Researchers at University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and University of Tampere (Finland) together with BioNavis Ltd (Finland) have developed a novel nanoactuator system, where conformation of biomolecule can be tuned by electric field and probed using optical properties of gold nanoparticle.

  7. First European XFEL Research Results Published

    Just days before the first anniversary of the start of European XFEL user operation, the first results based on research performed at the facility have been published.

  8. First Published Results From New X-Ray Laser

    With the publication of the first experimental measurements performed at the facility, the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser (EuXFEL) has passed another critical milestone since its launch in September 2017.

  9. Come Together: New Laser Technique Binds Aluminum With Plastic In Injection Molding

    Continuous infrared laser approach pretreats aluminum sheets to better adhere to thermoplastic polyamide in injection molding applications, paving the way for stronger lightweight materials.

  10. Research Brief: Researchers 3D Print Prototype For ‘Bionic Eye’

    A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a “bionic eye” that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better.