Scientists study neutron scattering for researching magnetic materials

Physicists have demonstrated for the first time in a comprehensive study how different magnetic materials can be examined using neutron scattering techniques. Read More

New hurdle cleared in race toward quantum computing

Researchers have created a new device that allows them to probe the interference of quasiparticles, potentially paving the way for the development of topological qubits. Read More

A second person has probably been cured of HIV

The treatment tailors stem-cell transplants intended for leukaemia Read More

Do all networks obey the scale-free law? Maybe not

A new study debunks a popular, two-decade-old theory about the shape of networks. Read More

Social media influencers may sway kids to eat more junk

“This is the modern-day version of using popular cartoon characters to sell sugary breakfast cereals or juice boxes” Read More

Ultracold atoms could provide 2D window to exotic 1D physics

Physicists propose a new vantage point to observe quantum fractionalization. Read More

Step right up for bigger 2D sheets

Small steps make a big difference in the growth of 2D crystals. A new theory demonstrates why. Read More

The force is with us, always? Tuning quantum vacuum forces from attractive to repulsive

Scientists can put two uncharged metal plates close together in a vacuum, and ‘voila!’ — they will attract each other. In 1948, Dutch theoretical physicist Hendrick Casimir first predicted an attractive force responsible for this effect. Scientists have wondered, can there be an equal yet opposite kind of Casimir force?…

Transforming magnetic storage

A new frontier in the study of magnetic materials, femtomagnetism, could lead to ultrafast magnetic storage devices that would transform information processing technologies. Now, researchers report a tabletop method to characterize such a faster magnetic storage using high-harmonic generation of laser light in iron thin films. Read More

Dental fillings could last twice as long

A compound used to make car bumpers strong and protect wood decks could prevent return visits to the dentist’s office. A team of researchers has created a filling material that’s two times more resistant to breakage than standard fillings. The team also has developed an adhesive that’s 30 percent stronger…