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Exploiting quantum physics: A new visualization technique provides insight into photosynthesis

Scientists have developed an illustrative method called coherence maps to elucidate quantum phenomena. They used these maps to gain insight into the quantum mechanics behind the photosynthesis process that plants and some bacteria use to convert sunlight into food. The technique, which portrays a quantum behavior of systems, allowed the team to study the molecular… Read More »

Unveiling the invisible: A breakthrough in spectroscopy to enable breakthroughs in materials physics

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication trusted source correct OK! Single-pulse THz sensing pattern. Credit: Nature communications (2023). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-38354-3 Scientists from the University of Ottawa and the Max Planck Institute for the… Read More »

Stephen Hawking wanted scientists to “create black holes” on Earth. Physics says it is possible.

‘I hope you’ll create black holes,’ Stephen said with a broad smile. We emerged from the dumbwaiter that had taken us underground to the five-story cavern that housed the ATLAS experiment at the CERN laboratory, the legendary European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva. CERN’s director general, Rolf Heuer, shuffled his feet uneasily. It was… Read More »

Precision Nuclear Physics in the Indium-115 Beta Decay Spectrum Using Cryogenic Detectors

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication trusted source correct OK! (a) Example of a simulation showing the interactions within the LiInSe2 crystal detector. (b) The simulations (red) are combined with the predicted but… Read More »

Penetrating the mysteries of solar physics: supercomputer simulations illuminate the sun’s magnetic dynamo

Computer simulation of magnetic structures under solar-like conditions. A research article published in Nature astronomy clarifies the dynamics underlying solar climate, especially the role of the Sun’s magnetic field in catapulting coronal mass ejections (CMEs). The Sun’s magnetic field results from a mechanism known as a solar dynamo, comprising a large-scale dynamo and a possible… Read More »

Foucault’s pendulum | Earth’s rotation on display

Foucault’s pendulum, the 19th-century experiment that exemplified the Earth’s rotation without complex calculations, has found a new home in the recently inaugurated Indian Parliament building. The pendulum is located in the area of ​​the Constitutional Gallery of the Parliament. It was designed and installed by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Kolkata. Invented by… Read More »

AW, AZ and a higher quark

The world of elementary particles has something in common with ours: there are great inequalities in the properties of particles, as in the properties of human beings. The heaviest particle, the top quark, with its estimated mass of 172 GeV is five orders of magnitude heavier than the most common constituents of matter, the up… Read More »

Sodium on steroids: a breakthrough in nuclear physics thought to be impossible

RIKEN nuclear physicists have successfully created an extremely neutron-rich sodium isotope, 39Na, previously predicted by many models of atomic nuclei to be non-existent. This discovery has significant implications for our understanding of the structure of atomic nuclei and the astrophysical processes that form the heaviest elements on Earth. Nuclear physicists have created the most neutron-rich… Read More »

Revolution in Physics: First X-rays of a single atom captured

When X-rays (blue color) shine on an iron atom (red sphere in the center of the molecule), the electrons in the nucleus are excited. The electrons excited by the X-rays are then tunneled to the detector tip (gray) via overlapping atomic/molecular orbitals, which provide elemental and chemical information of the iron atom. Credit: Saw-Wai Hla… Read More »