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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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