Phys. Rev. Focus24, 9 (2009) – Published September 4, 2009
According to a new theory, the extreme hardness of new layered materials comes from the strength of chemical bonds that are oriented perpendicular to the deforming force, rather than parallel, as might be expected.
Phys. Rev. Focus24, 7 (2009) – Published August 17, 2009
Real-world events always proceed in the direction of increasing entropy, even though the laws of physics don’t require it. The reason we never see events that reduce entropy is that they cannot leave behind any evidence of having happened, according to a new theory.
Phys. Rev. Focus24, 6 (2009) – Published August 7, 2009
Ultrahigh energy photons striking matter can transform into rho mesons through an interaction that involves many nuclei simultaneously, a phenomenon that may affect the detection signatures of high-energy particles from space.
Phys. Rev. Focus23, 21 (2009) – Published June 24, 2009
Colliding protons can remain intact but still generate new particles, according to results from Fermilab. A similarly clean process could produce the elusive Higgs particle at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
Phys. Rev. Focus23, 20 (2009) – Published June 12, 2009
A fraction of the soot particles produced in a flame can have a more rod-like, rather than bush-like structure, contradicting the conventional theory, which is relevant for industrial products and the atmosphere.