Substituting deuterium for hydrogen makes methylammonium heavier and slows its swaying so it can interact with vibrations that remove heat, keeping charge carriers hot longer. Credit: Jill Hemman/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy Led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a study […]

Professor of physics Andrew Jordan and his colleagues will use superconducting circuits to design experiments that can be carried out within a realistic quantum system, with the goal of studying concepts that are currently poorly understood in quantum mechanics. Credit: University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster University of […]

CMS candidate event for a top quark and antitop quark producing an electron, a muon and jets originating from bottom (b) quarks. Credit: CERN The result opens the path to study in a new and unique way the extreme state of matter that is thought to have existed shortly after […]

Artistic impression of single-shot UV-CUP which made the front cover of the 10th issue of the journal Laser & Photonics Reviews. Credit: Jinyang Liang: Single-Shot Ultraviolet Compressed Ultrafast Photography. Laser & Photonics Reviews, 2020, volume 14, Cover of Issue 10. Copyright Wiley-VCH GmbH. Reproduced with permission. Researchers Design the World’s […]

New Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) components (including an electron accelerator, red, and electron storage ring, blue) will fit inside the tunnel that currently houses the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC, yellow). The EIC will reuse one of RHIC’s two ion storage rings for collisions of electrons with ions, and track those […]

Artist’s depiction of a magnetar. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada A University of Colorado at Boulder astrophysicist is searching the light coming from a distant, and extremely powerful celestial object, for what may be the most elusive substance in the universe: dark matter. In two recent studies, Jeremy Darling, a professor in […]

SLAC scientists have invented a copper accelerator structure that could make future X-ray lasers and accelerators for radiation therapy more compact. It feeds terahertz radiation into a tiny cavity to boost particles to tremendous energies. This image shows one half of the structure with the cavity in the circled area. […]

The n-helium-3 precision experiment, conducted at ORNL, measured the weak force between protons and neutrons by detecting the tiny electrical signal produced when a neutron and a helium-3 nucleus combine and then decay as they move through the helium gas target cell. Credit: Andy Sproles/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy Through […]