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Do Alpha Particle Condensates Exist in Oxygen Nuclei?

Yes. Such condensates, analogous to those in carbon-12, in heavier nuclei could change how we describe certain elements.
21-Feb-2019 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


Not All Ions in Tokamaks Go with the Flow

Spectroscopic measurements reveal that main ions flow much faster than impurities at the edge of fusion-relevant plasmas.
21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Measuring the Impossible: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen and Helium

The two most abundant elements in the universe, hydrogen and helium, were previously thought to be impossible to measure by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
20-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Model Sheds Light on Key Physics of Magnetic Islands that Can Halt Fusion Reactions

Surprisingly, a magnetic island does not necessarily perturb the plasma current in a dangerous way and destroy fusion performance.
20-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Early “Fossils” Formed by Tectonics, not Life

The 3.7-billion-year-old structures were considered the first evidence for life on the planet; new evidence suggests differently.
19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


High-Energy X-Ray Bursts from Low-Energy Plasma

Scientists discover why solar flares produce X-rays; a few electrons avoid collisions and accelerate to produce a microsecond burst.
19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin

Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks.
18-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Newly Discovered Design Rules Lead to Better Fuel Cell Catalyst

Optimized oxides made from common metals use less energy and show the potential of new design approach.
13-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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