Latest Photon Stories

2010-06-16 08:30:00

BOSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With continued uncertainty surrounding the future of solar energy incentive subsidies, it has become increasingly clear that the levelized cost of solar electricity (LCOE) will be a critical long-term driver of solar demand and PV company profitability.

2010-06-03 15:22:50

In the paper the authors from the Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing proposed a new model trying to explain the knee at cosmic ray spectra.

2010-06-03 07:54:10

For most people, frustration is a condition to be avoided - but for scientists studying certain "frustrated" ensembles of interacting components – that is, those which cannot settle into a state that minimizes each interaction – it may be the key to understanding a host of puzzling phenomena that affect systems from neural networks and social structures to protein folding and magnetism.

2010-05-13 07:07:51

While the laws of physics weren’t made to be broken, sometimes they need revision.

2010-04-20 08:30:00

BOSTON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PHOTON Consulting, the largest dedicated solar energy research and consultancy firm, is pleased to announce the release of its 2010 solar sector cost benchmarking report, The True Cost of Solar Power: How Low Can You Go? Packed with in-depth analysis and cost breakdowns for each step of the solar supply chain, including silicon, ingot/wafer, cell, module, system and electricity, True Cost 2010 equips solar decision-makers with PHOTON Consulting's...

2010-04-19 10:21:12

A team from Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy fired light particles, or photons, into a tiny tower of semi-conducting material.

2010-04-14 14:34:23

Researchers have devised a new kind of random number generator, for encrypted communications and other uses, that is cryptographically secure, inherently private and – most importantly – certified random by laws of physics.

2010-03-31 10:20:18

Rainer Blatt's and Piet Schmidt's research team from the University of Innsbruck have successfully realized a single-atom laser, which shows the properties of a classical laser as well as quantum mechanical properties of the atom-photon interaction.

2010-03-24 16:20:00

Like playing a game of scissors-paper-rock, a team of scientists has used laser light to control x-ray beams – by first changing the material medium through which the x-rays pass.

2010-03-11 12:44:54

The weird world of quantum mechanics describes the strange, often contradictory, behaviour of small inanimate objects such as atoms.

Latest Photon Reference Libraries

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Radiation -- Electromagnetic radiation is a combination of oscillating electric and magnetic fields propagating through space and carrying energy from one place to another. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The theoretical study of electromagnetic radiation is called electrodynamics, a subfield of electromagnetism. When any wire (or other conducting object such as an antenna) conducts alternating current, electromagnetic radiation is propagated at the same...

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