Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists See Energy Gap Modulations in a Cuprate Superconductor

UPTON, NY—For years physicists have been trying to decipher the electronic details of high-temperature superconductors. These materials could revolutionize energy transmission and electronics because of…

Updated : Mar 26, 2020 in Research Articles

Planetary defenders validate asteroid deflection code

Planetary defense researchers at LLNL continue to validate their ability to accurately simulate how they might deflect an Earth-bound asteroid in a study that will…

Updated : Mar 26, 2020 in Research Articles

Researchers look for dark matter close to home

ANN ARBOR—Eighty-five percent of the universe is composed of dark matter, but we don't know what, exactly, it is. A new study from the University…

Updated : Mar 24, 2020 in Research Articles

Advanced “Super-Planckian” Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated

TROY, N.Y. — Could there be a new kind of light in the universe? Since the late 19th century, scientists have understood that, when heated,…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Announcement

Last Call for Entries: AIP’s 2020 Science Communication Awards

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2020 -- The American Institute of Physics is accepting nominations for the 2020 AIP Science Communication Awards through March 31, 2020. These…

Updated : Mar 10, 2020 in Research Articles

The axion solves three mysteries of the universe

ANN ARBOR—A hypothetical particle called the axion could solve one of physics' great mysteries: the excess of matter over antimatter, or why we're here at…

Updated : Mar 05, 2020 in Research Articles

Argonne’s pioneering user facility to add magic number factory

One of the big questions in physics and chemistry is, how were the heavy elements from iron to uranium created?  The Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator…

Updated : Mar 04, 2020 in Research Articles

A Talented 2D Material Gets a New Gig

Ever since graphene’s discovery in 2004, scientists have looked for ways to put this talented, atomically thin 2D material to work. Thinner than a single…

Updated : Mar 03, 2020 in Research Articles

A joint venture at the nanoscale

Imagine a wire with a thickness roughly one-hundred thousand times smaller than a human hair and only visible with the world’s most powerful microscopes. They…

Updated : Mar 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists pair machine learning with tomography to learn about material interfaces

In systems from batteries to semiconductors, edges and interfaces play a crucial role in determining the properties of a material. Scientists are driven to study…

Updated : Feb 11, 2020 in Research Articles

Dancing Matter: New form of movement of cyclic macromolecules discovered

Physicists show unique polymer behavior using computer simulations Employing a computer simulation, physicists Maximilian Liebetreu and Christos Likos have shown a unique dynamic behavior of…

Updated : Feb 07, 2020 in Announcement

Kick Off International Year of Sound with U.S. Opening Ceremony at American Center for Physics on Feb. 13

COLLEGE PARK, Md., February 7, 2020 -- The International Year of Sound (IYS 2020) is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound-related sciences…

Updated : Feb 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Experimental fingerprint test can distinguish between those who have taken or handled cocaine

An experimental fingerprint detection approach can identify traces of cocaine on human skin, even after someone has washed their hands - and the test is…

Updated : Feb 05, 2020 in Research Articles

Crystal-stacking process can produce new materials for high-tech devices

MADISON, Wis. — The magnetic, conductive and optical properties of complex oxides make them key to components of next-generation electronics used for data storage, sensing,…

Updated : Jan 29, 2020 in Feature Expert

The Big Questions: Sally Dawson on the Higgs Boson

The Big Questions series features perspectives from the five recipients of the Department of Energy Office of Science’s 2019 Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award describing their research and…

Updated : Jan 29, 2020 in Feature Expert

Marivi Fernández-Serra: Then and Now

WHAT DID THE 2010 EARLY CAREER AWARD ALLOW YOU TO DO? This award was instrumental to the development of my scientific research program at an…

Updated : Jan 29, 2020 in Feature

Particle Physics Turns to Quantum Computing for Solutions to Tomorrow’s Big-Data Problems

Giant-scale physics experiments are increasingly reliant on big data and complex algorithms fed into powerful computers, and managing this multiplying mass of data presents its…

Updated : Jan 27, 2020 in Announcement

Keeping up with the Curies: Husband-and-wife team wins prestigious physics award

A husband-and-wife team at the forefront of laser science at the University of Colorado Boulder are following in the footsteps of the Curies, winning a…

Updated : Jan 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2020 -- Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

What’s MER? It’s a way to measure quantum materials, and it’s telling us new and interesting things

Experimental physicists have combined several measurements of quantum materials into one in their ongoing quest to learn more about manipulating and controlling the behavior of…

Updated : Jan 14, 2020 in Research Articles

Opening Up DNA to Delete Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2020 -- Protein editorial assistants are clearing the way for cut-and-paste DNA editors, like CRISPR, to access previously inaccessible genes of…

Updated : Jan 14, 2020 in Research Articles

Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles

Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory. All produce gamma…

Updated : Jan 13, 2020 in Feature Expert

Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now

WHAT DID THE 2010 EARLY CAREER AWARD ALLOW YOU TO DO? The majority of the chemical elements that make up our world were created by…

Updated : Jan 06, 2020 in Feature Expert

David Shih: Then and Now

WHAT DID THE 2010 EARLY CAREER AWARD ALLOW YOU TO DO? The 2010 DOE Early Career Award enabled me to freely work on topics that…

Updated : Dec 26, 2019 in Feature Expert

Benjamin Monreal: Then and Now

WHAT DID THE 2010 EARLY CAREER AWARD ALLOW YOU TO DO? When I was awarded the DOE Early Career Award in 2010, I was just…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Research Articles

Powder, not gas: A safer, more effective way to create a star on Earth

A major issue with operating ring-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks is keeping the plasma that fuels fusion reactions free of impurities that could reduce…

Updated : Dec 23, 2019 in Research Tip Sheet

Science Snapshots From Berkeley Lab

Unique Cancer Drug Discovered With Help From Advanced Light Source Begins Historical Clinical Trial By Aliyah Kovner An investigational cancer drug that targets tumors caused…

Updated : Dec 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Tiny Quantum Sensors Watch Materials Transform Under Pressure

Since their invention more than 60 years ago, diamond anvil cells have made it possible for scientists to recreate extreme phenomena – such as the…

Updated : Dec 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Stormquakes: Powerful Storms Cause Seafloor Tremors

SAN DIEGO, December 6, 2019 -- Stormquakes are a recently discovered phenomenon characterized by seismic activity originating at the ocean floor due to powerful storms.…

Updated : Dec 03, 2019 in Research Articles

How the Nation’s Hydrogen Bomb Secrets Disappeared

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2019 -- Given a choice of items to lose on a train, a top-secret document detailing the newly developed hydrogen bomb…

Updated : Nov 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Scientists find new way to identify, manipulate topological metals for spintronics

Topological materials have become a hot topic in quantum materials research, as they have potential applications for quantum information and spintronics. This is because topological…

Updated : Nov 26, 2019 in Announcement

Six Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows

Six scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of…

Updated : Nov 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers Discover Highest-Energy Light From a Gamma-ray Burst

WASHINGTON (Nov. 20, 2019)—Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in the cosmos. These explosive events last a fraction of a second to several minutes…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Research Articles

A four-way switch promises greater tunability of layered materials

A scientific team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University has made the first experimental observation of a material phase…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts Life Expectancy in Heart Failure Patients

When Avi Yagil, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California San Diego flew home from Europe in 2012, he thought he had caught…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Fluid Dynamics Provides Insight into Wildfire Behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2019 -- The Kincade Fire has been burning through Sonoma County, California, displacing people from their homes and leaving destruction in…

Updated : Nov 11, 2019 in Research Articles

New Research Finds Lead Toughens Up Under Extreme Conditions

In a new paper published as an “Editors’ Suggestion” in Physical Review Letters, a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has demonstrated that…

Updated : Nov 08, 2019 in Announcement

Save the Date: Major Scientific Meeting on Sound Next Month in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2019 -- The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) will hold its 178th meeting, Dec. 2-6, at the Hotel del Coronado in…

Updated : Nov 08, 2019 in Research Articles

Century-Old Food Testing Method Updated to Include Complex Fluid Dynamics

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 8, 2019 -- The texture of food, including properties that determine how consumers experience biting and swallowing, is an important part of…

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Evolution of Catalysts, Real-World Applications

COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 24, 2019 -- Electrocatalysts accelerate energy conversion, which is an integral component to many industrially important technologies, such as fuel cells.  While…

Updated : Oct 23, 2019 in Research Articles

Medical Devices Modified with Nanoscale Beam Technology Thwart Dangerous Bacteria

COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 23, 2019 -- Modification to the surface of medical devices by using nanoscale beam technology could reduce bacterial attachment to those devices,…

Updated : Oct 22, 2019 in Research Articles

3D Printing, Bioinks Create Implantable Blood Vessels

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22, 2019 -- A biomimetic blood vessel was fabricated using a modified 3D cell printing technique and bioinks, which were formulated from…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Announcement

Save the Date: Major Meeting on Fluid Dynamics in Seattle, Nov. 23-26, 2019

SEATTLE, October 15, 2019 -- The American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 72nd Annual Meeting will take place on Nov. 23-26, 2019, at the…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Inside the Fuel Cell — Imaging Method Promises Industrial Insight

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2019 – Hydrogen-containing substances are important for many industries, but scientists have struggled to obtain detailed images to understand the element’s…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Creating Miracles with Polymeric Fibers

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 15, 2019 -- “Polymers are very, very useful materials when it comes to modern applications.”  Mohan Edirisinghe leads a team of researchers…

Updated : Oct 14, 2019 in Research Articles

UCI scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 14, 2019 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new scanning transmission electron microscopy method that enables visualization…

Updated : Oct 08, 2019 in Research Articles

Stabilizing Multilayer Flows May Improve Transportation of Heavy Oils

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2019 -- During the past 20 years, the oil industry has begun a gradual transition away from light oils, which are…

Updated : Oct 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Complex energies, quantum symmetries

In a certain sense, physics is the study of the universe’s symmetries. Physicists strive to understand how systems and symmetries change under various transformations. New…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Announcement

The American Institute of Physics Announces 2019 Science Communication Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2019 -- Since 1968, the American Institute of Physics has recognized journalists, authors, reporters and other diverse writers for their efforts…

Updated : Oct 02, 2019 in Research Articles

Finding the “magic angle” to create a new superconductor

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers at The Ohio State University, in collaboration with scientists around the world, have made a discovery that could provide new insights…