Physics

CERN Physicists Create Long-Lived Positronium

Physicists from the AEgIS (Antihydrogen Experiment: Gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy) Collaboration at CERN have found a new way of making long-lived positronium atoms, which consist of an electron and a positron (antimatter counterpart of the electron), for antimatter gravity experiments. Positronium is a hydrogen-like atom consisting of a positron and an …

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New Charmonium Particle Discovered

Physicists from the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) Collaboration at CERN have discovered a previously unknown particle that consists of a charm quark and its antimatter counterpart, the charm antiquark. The mass and other properties of the new particle, ψ3(1D), place it squarely in the charmonium family that includes the …

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Physicists Transform Liquid Metal into Dense Plasma

A team of physicists from the University of Rochester and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has found a way to turn liquid metallic deuterium into a plasma — the fourth fundamental state of matter in the sequence: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma — and to observe the temperature where a …

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Physicists Create Coldest Quantum Gas of Molecules

Physicists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder, have produced a gas of potassium-rubidium molecules at temperatures as low as 50 nanokelvin (nK) — that’s 50 billionths of a Kelvin, or just a smidge above absolute zero. …

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Scientists Discover Exotic Spiraling Electrons

Rutgers College’s Teacher Girsh Blumberg and also associates have actually found an unique type of electrons that rotate like earths. Called chiral surface area excitons, it includes fragments and also anti-particles bound with each other as well as swirling around each various other externally of solids. The 2 kinds of …

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New Type of Magnet Discovered: Singlet-Based Magnet

In traditional magnets, little magnetic components straighten with each other to produce a solid electromagnetic field. By comparison, the newly-discovered kind of magnet– the singlet-based magnet– has areas that appear as well as out of presence, leading to an unpredictable pressure. In a typical magnetic product, thick magnetic minutes attempt …

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‘Electron Liquid’ Created at Room Temperature

A team of physicists at the University of California, Riverside, has produced the first ‘electron-hole liquid’ at room temperature. In conventional electronic devices, electricity requires the movement of electrons (blue spheres) and their positive counterparts, called holes (red spheres), which behave much like the gas molecules in our atmosphere. Although …

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How Does Quantum Computing Work?

  Quantum computing just plain sounds cool. We’ve all read about the massive investment in making it a reality, and its promise of breakthroughs in many industries. But all that press is usually short on what it is and how it works. That’s for a reason: Quantum computing is quite …

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