ANIMATION Physicists on the hunt for a rarely seen magnetic spin texture have discovered another object that bears its hallmarks, hidden in the structure of ultra-thin magnetic films, that they have called an incommensurate spin crystal. University of Warwick physicists set out to find Skyrmions, only to find near-identical object with […]

On the right is a microscope objective used to observe and analyze the light emerging from the resonator. Credit: © Gregor Hübl/Uni Bonn About 10 years ago, researchers at the University of Bonn produced an extreme aggregate photon state, a single “super-photon” made up of many thousands of individual light […]

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Nature’s strongest material now has some stiff competition. For the first time, researchers have hard evidence that human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds found in nature and often used in jewelry. Named for their six-sided crystal structure, hexagonal diamonds have been found at […]

ANIMATION Berkeley Lab co-led collaboration with DESY and TU Freiberg brings us a step closer to more efficient photovoltaics and solar fuel systems. In the past 50 years, scientists have made great advances in photovoltaic technologies that convert sunlight into electricity, and artificial photosynthesis devices that convert sunlight and water into carbon-free […]

For 50 years, the research community has been hunting unsuccessfully for the so-called Odderon particle. Now, a Swedish-Hungarian research group has discovered the mythical particle with the help of extensive analysis of experimental data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. In 1973, two French particle physicists found that, according […]

The electron antineutrino that created the Glashow resonance event traveled quite a distance before reaching IceCube. This graphic shows its journey; the blue dotted line is the antineutrino’s path. (Not to scale.) Credit: IceCube Collaboratio   ENLARGE On December 6, 2016, a high-energy particle hurtled to Earth from outer space at […]

An photograph shows the surface portion of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. (Image credit: Martin Wolf/IceCube/NSF) This event was predicted in 1960, but never seen before in the real world. The most remote particle detector on Earth has detected the most energetic antimatter particle ever: a single ultralight particle that smacked into the Antarctic ice […]

False-colour scanning electron micrograph of device A (upper panel) and its schematics (lower panel). Side gates and contacts are Cr/Au (10 nm/100 nm). The Al shell thickness is approximately 10 nm. The substrate is p-doped Si, acting as a global back-gate, covered by 285 nm SiO2. The two tunnel-gates are shorted externally, as are […]