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Ionization Potential Of Radioactive Element Astatine Measured
2013-07-07 20:25:24

The radioactive element astatine, the name of which is derived from the Greek word for 'instability,' is so rare on earth that it has not yet been investigated to any greater extent and, as a consequence, very little is known about it. Using artificially generated astatine, the Mainz-based physicist Sebastian Rothe has now managed for the first time to experimentally explore one of its fundamental parameters, the ionization potential, and thus determine one of the most important properties of...

2012-05-15 21:16:24

Kansas State University physicists and an international team of collaborators have made a breakthrough that improves understanding of matter-light interactions. Their research allows double ionization events to be observed at the time scale of attoseconds, which are one-billionth of a billionth of a second. The physicists have also shown that these ionization events occur earlier than thought -- a key factor to improving knowledge of correlated electron dynamics, which involve two...

2012-05-15 13:16:51

A strong laser beam can remove an electron from an atom — a process which takes place almost instantly. At the Vienna University of Technology, this phenomenon could now be studied with a time resolution of less than ten attoseconds (ten billionths of a billionth of a second). Scientists succeeded in watching an atom being ionized and a free electron being "born". These measurements yield valuable information about the electrons in the atom, which up until now hasn't been experimentally...

2011-01-16 00:23:26

In-line Ultra Clean Nitrogen Ionizer, Model 4214 Meets Extended ISO Class 1 Cleanliness Requirements. Alameda, Calif. (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 ION Systems, an ITW Company, the leader in static charge neutralization and control products for high tech industries, announces the In-line Ultra Clean Nitrogen Ionizer, Model 4214, the first in-line ionizer specifically designed to ionize a nitrogen gas flow in ultra clean semiconductor or other high purity processes where static charge generation...

2010-11-16 00:00:50

Consumers can experience the health benefits -- and great taste -- of ionized water from their drinking tap. Water ionizers have many potential benefits to a person's health and can help them save money on bottled water. Boca Raton, Fla. (Vocus) November 15, 2010 "“ Bawell, a leading provider of water ionizers for home use, today announced that customers who wish to experience the many benefits of having alkaline ionized water in their home can receive a unit for a free, risk-free...

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2010-05-24 06:50:00

The next generation of Mars rovers could have smaller, cheaper, more robust and more sensitive life-detecting instruments, thanks to a new invention by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory. The INL team has come up with an efficient new way to generate complex electric fields, which will make it easier to direct ions, or charged particles, along specified paths. The researchers have now filed a patent application for their Total Ion Control method, a key...

2010-04-27 08:05:00

CHICAGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Consider this nightmare: Each night millions of women toss and turn and try to get to sleep but can't because of hormonal hot flashes, night sweats and chills. Add to that the women who can't sleep because of aches and pains, sore muscles and stress and you've got a lot of women starting their days on the proverbial wrong side of the bed. Now, thanks to science and Mother Nature, there's a non-prescription, non-hormonal way for women to get a good...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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