Phys. Rev. Focus26, 25 (2010) – Published December 17, 2010
According to simulations, ultrashort electron pulses could serve as probes of the rapid motion of atomic or molecular electrons, such as the “breathing” of an excited atom or the shuttling of an electron between atoms in a molecule.
Phys. Rev. Focus26, 20 (2010) – Published November 12, 2010
Foraging animals or other randomly moving entities can more easily avoid each other by taking more long-distance jumps, according to theoretical results, which may also apply to epidemics and database searches.
Phys. Rev. Focus26, 18 (2010) – Published October 29, 2010
Atoms in graphite under high pressure appear to form a simple structure made of interconnected, four-atom rings, according to new computer simulations that were compared with previous experimental data.
Phys. Rev. Focus26, 11 (2010) – Published September 10, 2010
Simulated soils made of glass beads and various pastes dry at different rates, depending on the properties of their smallest particles. The work suggests new ways to study an aspect of soil that is critical for agriculture.
Phys. Rev. Focus26, 7 (2010) – Published August 13, 2010
The combination of stress and corrosion that can prove deadly in bridges and other structures also allows silicon to be sliced with the nanometer-scale precision required for the latest computer chips, according to simulations.