Physics

Accelerating particles—but not just for the LHC

This week, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was in technical stop, but particles continued to circulate in the other accelerators. This is because the chain of four injectors that feed the LHC also supplies particles to myriad experiments across several experimental areas.

Secrets of superfluid helium explored

When Cornell physicists Robert Richardson, David Lee and Douglas Osheroff received the 1996 Nobel Prize for their discovery of the superfluid state of liquid helium, it was only the beginning. Now a new team of Cornell researchers, building on that work, have found new complexities in the phenomenon, with implications for the study of superconductivity and theoretical models of the origin of the universe.

Pepsi-SAXS: New method of protein analysis that is 50 times faster than analogues

Pepsi-SAXS is a new, highly efficient method for computation of X-ray scattering profiles, which are needed for solution-state protein molecule analysis. The method was created by scientists from the Université Grenoble Alpes and MIPT, led by Sergei Grudinin. The team tested their method, and the results were published by the International Union of Crystallography in its journal Acta Crystallographica Section D: Structural Biology.

Gold Remembers: 'Shape Memory' Effect Demonstrated in Gold Particles

Researchers have demonstrated shape memory and self-healing in gold microparticles. It could one day lead to self-repairing micro- and nano-robots; mechanically stable, damage-tolerant devices; and targeted drug delivery.

New class of insulating crystals hosts quantized electric multipole moments

Researchers have theoretically predicted a new class of insulating phases of matter in crystalline materials, pinpointed where they might be found in nature, and in the process generalized the fundamental quantum theory of Berry phases in solid state systems.

New class of insulating crystals hosts quantized electric multipole moments

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Princeton University have theoretically predicted a new class of insulating phases of matter in crystalline materials, pinpointed where they might be found in nature, and in the process generalized the fundamental quantum theory of Berry phases in solid state systems. What's more, these insulators generate electric quadrupole or octupole moments—which can be thought of roughly as very specific electric fields—that are quantized.

NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, who is making final preparations for his launch to the International Space Station later this month, will be available for live satellite interviews from 9 to 10 a.m. EDT Friday, July 14, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.

NASA’s Johnson Space Center Begins New Podcast Series

“Houston, We Have a Podcast” is the name of a new weekly audio show being released from the NASA Johnson Space Center.

NASA Awards Grants for Research, Flight Opportunities to 22 Universities

Twenty-two universities across the country have been selected to receive NASA grants for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission.

NASA Awards Grants for Research, Flight Opportunities to 22 Universities

Twenty-two universities across the country have been selected to receive NASA grants for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission.

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