Phys. Rev. Focus28, 10 (2011) – Published September 9, 2011
Calculations suggest that a rapidly spinning oxygen nucleus can deform into a linear configuration of four small clusters in a row–the first clear evidence for such a “linear-chain” state in any nucleus.
Phys. Rev. Focus22, 4 (2008) – Published July 25, 2008
Theorists predict that collisions can briefly create a beryllium nucleus in which neutrons bind two clumps of particles together the way electrons bind atoms into a molecule–in three very different configurations.
Phys. Rev. Focus22, 3 (2008) – Published July 18, 2008
The mixture of a superconductor and a superfluid–as may occur inside a neutron star–could respond to the star’s magnetic field in ways never seen in earthly superconductors, according to a new theory. The strange material doesn’t fit into the two standard superconducting categories.
Phys. Rev. Focus21, 3 (2008) – Published January 23, 2008
In 1939 Hans Bethe described in detail the nuclear reactions that power the sun and other stars, leading to his Nobel Prize in 1967. His results relied heavily on the previous decades of advances in physics and astronomy.