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Holy Grail of Energy Efficiency: Physicists Advance in Race for Room-Temperature Superconductivity

A team of physicists from UNLV’s Nevada Extreme Conditions Lab (NEXCL) used a diamond anvil cell, a research device similar to the one pictured, in their research to lower the pressure needed to observe a material capable of room-temperature superconductivity. Credit: Image courtesy of NEXCL Less than two years ago the science world was shocked …

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Physicists Finally Measure a Long Theorized Molecule Made From Light And Matter

Physicists have just caught light acting the part of ‘glue’ between atoms, in a kind of loosely bonded molecule. “We have succeeded for the first time in polarizing several atoms together in a controlled way, creating a measurable attractive force between them,” says University of Innsbruck physicist Matthias Sonnleitner.   Atoms connect to form molecules in …

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Low pressure, high stakes: Physicists make major gains in race for room-temperature superconductivity

A team of physicists from UNLV’s Nevada Extreme Conditions Lab (NEXCL) used a diamond anvil cell, a research device similar to the one pictured, in their research to lower the pressure needed to observe a material capable of room-temperature superconductivity. Credit: NEXCL Less than two years after shocking the science world with the discovery of …

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Particle Physicists Puzzle Over a New Duality | Quanta Magazine

Last year, the particle physicist Lance Dixon was preparing a lecture when he noticed a striking similarity between two formulas that he planned to include in his slides. The formulas, called scattering amplitudes, give the probabilities of possible outcomes of particle collisions. One of the scattering amplitudes represented the probability of two gluon particles colliding …

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