The first light atomic nucleus with a second face

In an experiment performed at the Romanian accelerator centre IFIN-HH, an international team of physicists observed a 'second face' of the...

Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique properties: Rice University models reveal nanoindentation can benefit crystals in concrete

Indented tobermorite, a natural analog to the calcium-silicate-hydrate mix in cement, responds differently than bulk tobermorite, depending...

Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles

This is a chain of microparticles pulled out of the liquid by an electrode.

Scientists Are Using the Universe as a "Cosmological Collider"

Physicists are capitalizing on a direct connection between the largest cosmic structures and the smallest known objects to use the...

Eyes Wide Open for MASCARA in Chile

The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has achieved first light. This new...

Harnessing light to drive chemical reactions

Umar Aslam peers into the light source used during the experiments that revealed how the silver nanocubes captured energy and delivered it...

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: Antiaromatic molecule displays record electrical conductance

Figure 1. Structures of the molecules used in the study of Fujii and colleagues. left: Antiaromatic norcorrole-based Ni complex, Ni(nor)....

Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages": Understanding how individual atoms enter and exit the nanoporous frameworks could help scientists design new materials for gas separation and nuclear waste remediation

An artistic rendering of an argon (Ar) atom trapped in a nanocage that has a silicon (Si)-oxygen (O) framework.