Latest Atomic physics Stories

2014-06-27 14:59:09

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Indiana University (IU) have developed a tool that allowed them to calculate a fundamental property of most atoms on the periodic table to historic accuracy—reducing error by a factor of a thousand in many cases. The technique also could be used to determine a host of other atomic properties...

2014-06-18 09:46:56

Berkeley Lab 2D Electronic-Vibrational Spectroscopy Technique Provides Unprecedented Look into Photochemical Reactions From allowing our eyes to see, to enabling green plants to harvest energy from the sun, photochemical reactions – reactions triggered by light – are both ubiquitous and critical to nature. Photochemical reactions also play essential roles in high technology, from the creation of new nanomaterials to the development of more efficient solar energy systems. Using...

2014-05-22 23:13:00

ColdQuanta Branches Out with Electronics for Laboratory Experiments Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 ColdQuanta announces immediate availability of a new line of electronic products to complement their suite of BEC, ultracold, and cold atom systems and devices. “Our new range of products will provide unparalleled electronics integration and control to produce and manipulate cold and ultracold atoms and matter,” said Dana Anderson, CTO of ColdQuanta. He added, “We are also...

Exotic Materials Study Could Lead To Advanced Electronic Devices
2014-04-20 07:20:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In an attempt to help scale down the size of electronic devices to atomic dimensions, researchers from Cornell University and the Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated how to convert a particular transition metal oxide from a metal to an insulator by reducing its size to less than one nanometer thick. In research currently appearing online and scheduled for publication in the May edition of the journal Nature...

Cold Atom Lab
2014-02-01 05:43:32

[ Watch the Video: Getting Cold In Space ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The coldest spot in the universe will soon be aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as NASA researchers are developing a new device that will allow them to study matter at temperatures nearing absolute zero, the US space agency has announced. At absolute zero, all of the thermal activity of atoms theoretically halts and the ordinary concepts pertaining to the states of matter...

2013-12-19 12:05:09

This work was recently published in Physical Review Letters In contrast to its apparent simplicity (that brought Einstein his Nobel Prize), the photoelectric effect, when an electron is knocked out from its parent atom by a photon, is quite complicated to analyze in general, especially when the atom contains a large number of electrons. Like the many-body problem in classical mechanics, the quantum many-body problem is very difficult to conceptualize and remains a serious challenge for...

2013-12-06 23:22:25

Growth in Cold and Ultracold Company Market Prompts Move Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 ColdQuanta, Inc. is expanding to a facility two and a half times larger than its current facility. Currently located on Range Street in Boulder, the new facility is less than two miles away at 3030 Sterling Circle. “We have experienced impressive growth in the last two years and have outgrown our current laboratories and office space.” said Rainer Kunz, CEO of ColdQuanta. He added,...

Researchers Develop 'Spinning Trap' To Measure Electron Roundness
2013-12-05 19:47:47

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) JILA researchers have developed a method of spinning electric and magnetic fields around trapped molecular ions to measure whether the ions' tiny electrons are truly round—research with major implications for future scientific understanding of the universe. As described in the Dec. 6, 2013, issue of Science, the JILA team used their new spinning method to make their first measurement of the electron's roundness—technically, the...

Iron In The Sun
2013-09-06 08:00:37

AlphaGalileo Foundation Scientists from the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in cooperation with DESY (Hamburg) at the synchrotron PETRA III have investigated for the first time X-ray absorption of highly charged iron ions. A transportable ion trap developed at MPIK was used for generation and storage of the ions. The high-precision measurements provide important new insight into the role of highly charged ions in astrophysical plasmas, e. g. for radiation...

Latest Atomic physics Reference Libraries

2013-03-16 00:00:00

Niels Henrik David Bohr (October 7, 1885 - November 18, 1962) was a Danish physicist. He made essential contributions to understanding atom structure and quantum mechanics. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Christian Bohr and Ellen Adler, Bohr got his doctorate at Copenhagen University in 1911. He then studied under Ernest Rutherford in Manchester, England. Based on Rutherford's theories, Bohr published his Bohr model about atom structure in 1913, introducing the theory of electrons...

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