Researchers Develop a Macroscopic Object-Pulling Optical Tractor Beam

Researchers Develop a Macroscopic Object-Pulling Optical Tractor Beam

A method for pulling a macroscopic object with laser light has been created by researchers. This is one of the first instances of using laser…
Researchers Present a Novel Approach for Inducing Useful Defects Using Invisible Material Properties

Researchers Present a Novel Approach for Inducing Useful Defects Using Invisible Material Properties

The principle behind a large portion of contemporary electronic and computing technology is to alter the electrical conductivity of semiconductors by adding chemical impurities, or…
Fascinating Topology of the Möbius Strip Provides Interesting Insights on Optical Resonances

Fascinating Topology of the Möbius Strip Provides Interesting Insights on Optical Resonances

Optical resonances in a Möbius strip can be determined by the topology of the strip, as well as the properties of the materials used to…
The Energy Flow in Astrophysical Plasmas is Revealed by the World’s Largest Turbulence Simulation

The Energy Flow in Astrophysical Plasmas is Revealed by the World’s Largest Turbulence Simulation

The world’s largest turbulence simulation, known as the “Astro-Giga-Turbulence” simulation, uses supercomputers to simulate the flow of energy in astrophysical plasmas. These simulations help scientists…
The Physics of Quantum Computation

The Physics of Quantum Computation

Quantum computing relies on the properties of quantum mechanics, which are different from classical mechanics, to perform certain types of computation. One important property of…
Rainbow-colored Imaging Gases

Rainbow-colored Imaging Gases

Gases can be imaged in rainbow colors through a technique called spectroscopy. Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter. When…
Increasing the Efficiency of Electron-triggered Light Emission

Increasing the Efficiency of Electron-triggered Light Emission

One way to strengthen electron-triggered light emission is to increase the density of electrons being emitted. This can be achieved by using a material with…
Discovered in a Clear Magnetic Crystal is a Dynamical Fractal

Discovered in a Clear Magnetic Crystal is a Dynamical Fractal

Dynamic fractal scaling refers to the idea that certain properties of a system may exhibit self-similarity over a range of scales, and can be described…
Can Plasma Instability Save Magnetic Nozzle Plasma Thrusters in Reality

Can Plasma Instability Save Magnetic Nozzle Plasma Thrusters in Reality

Turning common wisdom on its head, a research team has shown that spontaneously produced plasma waves may be the answer to a long-standing issue with…
Data-Theory Comparison Suggests that Light Particles may Produce Fluid Flow

Data-Theory Comparison Suggests that Light Particles may Produce Fluid Flow

It’s possible that particles of light, also known as photons, could create fluid flow in certain circumstances. This idea is based on a theory known…
Picophotonics is the Result of the Discovery of Light-Matter Interactions on Sub-Nanometer Scales

Picophotonics is the Result of the Discovery of Light-Matter Interactions on Sub-Nanometer Scales

New waves with picometer-scale spatial fluctuations in electromagnetic fields have been found by Purdue University researchers, and they can go through semiconductors like silicon. The…
Creation of a Self-Healing Gel That is Simple to Synthesize and Consists of Entangled Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polymers

Creation of a Self-Healing Gel That is Simple to Synthesize and Consists of Entangled Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polymers

A method for quickly synthesizing a self-healing polymer gel composed of ultrahigh molecular weight (UHMW) polymers polymers with a molecular weight more than 106 g/mol…
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