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Nuclear Physics

Synopsis: Neutrons On-Demand from Laser Fusion

A new laser-driven fusion method could lead to a robust and efficient way to generate neutrons for use in materials science, geology, and other fields. Read More »

Materials Science

Synopsis: A Crystal Ball for 2D Materials

Researchers predict new two-dimensional materials whose structures differ from their three-dimensional counterparts. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: Atom Interferometers Warm Up

Researchers have demonstrated an atom interferometer based on a warm vapor, rather than on a cold atomic gas. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Focus: Why Sediments Are So Uniform

A new theory suggests that sedimenting particles of irregular shape will drift horizontally as they fall, a result that may resolve a long-standing puzzle. Read More »

Medical Physics

Synopsis: A Room-Sized Linear Accelerator for Proton Therapy

A new design of a proton accelerator for cancer treatment is fully linear and compact. Read More »

Quantum Physics

Synopsis: Speeding Up Battery Charging with Quantum Physics

Calculations show that charging a set of batteries can go faster if the batteries are coupled together quantum mechanically. Read More »

Plasma Physics

Viewpoint: Electron Pulses Made Faster Than Atomic Motions

Electron pulses have shattered the 10-femtosecond barrier at which essentially all atomic motion is frozen in materials. Read More »

Biological Physics

Synopsis: Jiggles that Help Bat Biosonar

The directional sensitivity of bat biosonar is improved by the wiggling of structures on the bat’s nose and ears. Read More »

Quantum Physics

Viewpoint: Photonic Hat Trick

Two independent groups have provided the first experimental demonstration of genuine three-photon interference. Read More »

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