|Breaking bad metals with neutrons|
Added: 11.01.2018 19:16 | 1 views | 0 comments
By combining the latest developments in neutron scattering and theory, researchers are close to predicting phenomena like superconductivity and magnetism in strongly correlated electron systems. It is likely that the next advances in superconductivity and magnetism will come from such systems, but they might also be used in completely new ways such as quantum computing.
|Mystery dark matter may be ordinary neutrons that have decayed|
Added: 11.01.2018 15:29 | 1 views | 0 comments
Dark matter makes up a lot of the universe, but we still don’t know what it is. Could it be neutrons decaying into strange particles that shun normal matter?
|The atomic dynamics of rare everlasting electric fields|
Added: 10.01.2018 16:29 | 1 views | 0 comments
Researchers have discovered the atomic mechanisms that give the unusual material yttrium manganite its rare magnetic and electric properties. All it took was ricocheting neutrons off the atoms of a sample of the material heated to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
|Surprising result shocks scientists studying spin|
Added: 08.01.2018 17:16 | 0 views | 0 comments
Scientists analyzing results of spinning protons striking different sized atomic nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) found an odd directional preference in the production of neutrons that switches sides as the size of the nuclei increases. The results offer new insight into the mechanisms affecting particle production in these collisions.
|Predictive framework, thick skin of atomic nucleus discovered by chemistry, physics research group|
Added: 29.11.2017 21:39 | 6 views | 0 comments
A cross-disciplinary research team has discovered both a framework to predict where neutrons will inhabit a nucleus and a way to predict the skin thickness of a nucleus.
|Cyanobacterial studies examine cellular structure during nitrogen starvation|
Added: 16.11.2017 22:10 | 8 views | 0 comments
Researchers are using neutrons to study what happens when cyanobacteria cell samples are starved for nitrogen. They are especially interested in how this process affects phycobilisomes, large antenna protein complexes in the cells that harvest light for photosynthesis.
|A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products|
Added: 14.11.2017 21:03 | 7 views | 0 comments
Researchers have proposed a more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste. The study involves converting radioactive material into short-lived nuclides by absorbing surplus neutrons in the core peripheral portion of a small fast reactor faster than they are generated in the core, thus providing an effective way to lessen the burden of nuclear waste on future generations.