Latest Electron Stories

light wave particle
2015-03-02 09:09:45

Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle.

chemical bond
2015-02-13 08:38:15

Scientists have used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule.

2015-02-06 13:24:38

The European Space Agency utilized polarized light from the earliest days of the universe to reveal that the first stars were formed 100 million years later than previously believed.

2015-02-05 08:24:18

Company accelerates development to meet display manufacturer demand as a result of management meetings at 2015 Consumer Electronics Show SAN MARCOS, Texas, Feb.

2015-01-28 11:26:16

Japanese scientists have created the world's tiniest spacesuits to help keep insects alive as they observe them in a powerful vacuum environment.

rice-sized laser
2015-01-16 12:26:10

While investigating the use of semiconductor material fragments as components for quantum computing, Princeton University researchers developed a laser the size of a grain of rice.

2014-12-18 08:32:16

VANCOUVER, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Norsat International Inc.

2014-12-09 07:28:21

Researchers from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California have set a new world record by exciting subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator.

Physics Mystery Shows Path To Quantum Transistors
2014-12-08 03:29:02

An odd, iridescent material that's puzzled physicists for decades turns out to be an exotic state of matter that could open a new path to quantum computers and other next-generation electronics.

invisible shield
2014-11-27 04:56:47

Researchers using NASA’s Van Allen Probes have discovered a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents the most energetic electrons from reaching Earth and protects both astronauts and satellites from potential harm.

Latest Electron Reference Libraries

2010-10-04 16:07:17

The Cathode Ray Tube, which has internal or external means to accelerate and deflect electron beams, is a vacuum tube containing an electron gun and a fluorescent screen. The electron beams that are deflected are used to create images in the form of light emitted from the fluorescent screen. The CRT works by using an evacuated glass envelope which is large, deep, heavy, and relatively fragile. Ferdinand Braun is credited with the first CRT in 1897. It can also be known as the Braun tube....

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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