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A General Equation of State for a Quantum Simulator

Researchers have characterized the thermodynamic properties of a model that uses cold atoms to simulate condensed-matter phenomena. Read More »

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Colossal Magnetic Field Detected in Nuclear Matter

Collisions of heavy ions briefly produced a magnetic field 1018 times stronger than Earth’s, and it left observable effects. Read More »

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Laser-Cooling Positronium

Researchers have managed to cool an atom-like system made of an electron and a positron using a technique commonly used in cold-atom experiments. Read More »

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Reducing Persistence of Antibiotic Resistance

A light-based technique can make bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, and it is nearing clinical trials. Read More »

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Harness Strain to Harvest Solar Energy

The engineering of structural deformations in light-sensitive semiconductors can boost the efficiency of solar cells. Read More »

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Three’s Company for Bottom Quarks

Bottom quarks are increasingly more likely to exist in three-quark states rather than two-quark ones as the density of their environment increases. Read More »

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Voltage Control over Magnons

Researchers have demonstrated that magnetic spin waves called magnons can be controlled by voltage and thus could operate more efficiently as information carriers in future devices. Read More »

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Five New Isotopes Is Just the Beginning

Less than a year after its opening, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams produced five never-before-seen isotopes for observation, a success that researchers say highlights the discovery potential of the facility. Read More »

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New Signs of Stability in Proton-Rich Nuclei

Adding what seems like too many protons to a nucleus can increase one measure of its stability. Read More »

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