Latest Basic concepts of quantum mechanics Stories
With simple arguments, researchers show that nature is complicated!
Researchers from the University of Bonn have just shown how a single atom can be split into its two halves, pulled apart and put back together again.
Invisibility, once the subject of magic or legend, is slowly becoming reality.
A strong laser beam can remove an electron from an atom – a process which takes place almost instantly.
Scientists at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge have used light to help push electrons through a classically impenetrable barrier.
Rice University physicists have gone to extremes to prove that Isaac Newton's classical laws of motion can apply in the atomic world: They've built an accurate model of part of the solar system inside a single atom of potassium.
Physicists at Harvard University have realized a new way to cool synthetic materials by employing a quantum algorithm to remove excess energy.
Electrons moving in graphene behave in an unusual way, as demonstrated by 2010 Nobel Prize laureates for physics Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who performed transport experiments on this one-carbon-atom-thick material.
Measuring the attractive forces between atoms and surfaces with unprecedented precision, University of Arizona physicists have produced data that could refine our understanding of the structure of atoms and improve nanotechnology.
Researchers have uncovered a fundamental link between the two defining properties of quantum physics.
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