In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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Exotic states called Kohn anomalies could offer clues to why some materials have the electronic properties they do.
June 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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In a new book, Professor David Kaiser describes dramatic shifts in the history of an evolving discipline.
April 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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Newly synthesized compound of iron and tin atoms in 1-to-1 ratio displays unique behavior.
Dec. 12, 2019 • ~6 min
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The X-ray-focusing lens used in the experiment is based on a design used in lighthouses for centuries.
Oct. 16, 2019 • ~8 min
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System that generates coherent single particles of light could help pave the way for quantum information processors or communications.
Feb. 21, 2019 • ~5 min
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Scientists invent technique to map energy and momentum of electrons beneath a material’s surface.
Nov. 16, 2017 • ~9 min
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Behaving like particles in a viscous fluid can help bunches of electrons squeeze through a tight space.
Aug. 23, 2017 • ~6 min
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Study sheds light on interactions that change the way heat and electricity move through microchips.
March 14, 2017 • ~5 min
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