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New State of Matter Predicted By MIPT-based Researcher
2014-06-18 03:34:00

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology A researcher with the Department of Electrodynamics of Complex Systems and Nanophotonics, Alexander Rozhkov, has presented theoretical calculations which indicate the possible existence of fermionic matter in a previously unknown state – in the form ofaone-dimensional liquid, which cannot be described within the framework of existing models. Details are contained in Rozhkov’s article in the journal Physical Review Letters, and are also...

2014-04-10 11:27:23

A UCSB physicist outlines how this unique phenomenon occurs in a condensed matter system UC Santa Barbara physicist Tarun Grover has provided definitive mathematical evidence for supersymmetry in a condensed matter system. Sought after in the realm of subatomic particles by physicists for several decades, supersymmetry describes a unique relationship between particles. “As yet, no one has found supersymmetry in our universe, including at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC),” said the...

Higgs Boson Junior? Particle Physicist Theorizes There Are Particles Even Smaller
2014-03-22 06:37:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It’s been just over one year since the discovery of the Higgs boson was all but confirmed, but researchers from the University of Southern Denmark’s Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP ³ - Origins) now believe that there might be particles even smaller that have yet to be discovered. According to particle physicist and associate professor Thomas Ryttov, those particles have yet to be detected. However,...

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...

2012-01-11 15:28:54

A better understanding of the universe will be the outgrowth of the discovery of the Higgs boson, according to a team of University of Oklahoma researchers.   The team predicts the discovery will lead to supersymmetry or SUSY–an extension of the standard model of particle physics.  SUSY predicts new matter states or super partners for each matter particle already accounted for in the standard model.  SUSY theory provides an important new step to a better...

2011-03-02 20:18:07

Technique suggests an avenue for creating new kinds of superconductivity Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland-College Park, have for the first time caused a gas of atoms to exhibit an important quantum phenomenon known as spin-orbit coupling. Their technique opens new possibilities for studying and better understanding fundamental physics and has potential applications to...

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2009-05-21 07:37:27

Researchers have figured out how to nullify collision effects and make the clock still more precise To accurately measure tiny intervals of time, you need a clock that ticks very fast and very precisely. For the ultimate in accuracy, scientists reach for atoms, or more precisely, an exactly known frequency of light emitted by a chosen atom. The 'ticks' are the crests of a light wave, which rises and falls as many as a thousand trillion times per second. In an effort to improve the already...

2009-05-02 09:27:07

University of Nevada, Reno team findings to be published in Physical Review Letters article In a forthcoming Physical Review Letters article, a group of physicists at the University of Nevada, Reno are reporting a refined analysis of experiments on violation of mirror symmetry in atoms that sets new constraints on a hypothesized particle, the extra Z-boson. Andrei Derevianko, an associate professor in the College of Science's Department of Physics, who has conducted groundbreaking research to...

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2009-04-17 08:18:54

A clock that is so precise that it loses only a second every 300 million years "“ this is the result of new research in ultra cold atoms. The international collaboration is comprised of researchers from the University of Colorado, USA and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen and the results have just been published in the prestigious scientific journal, Science. An atomic clock consists of gas atoms captured in a magnetic field where they are held stationary with...


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