Search and Discovery
Researchers in Berkeley and Tokyo have demonstrated the great potential of a scanning tunneling microscope for studying the behavior of superconductors on an atomic scale.
By tracing the diffusion of a dye, researchers have found suggestive evidence that the moon promotes the flow of heat in the deep ocean.
The absorption of a single photon can turn the current through a quantum dot on or off.
NASA's goal is to determine, as soon as possible, the orbits of all asteroids near enough and big enough to threaten cataclysmic damage.
Granular flows that mix different species exhibit a surprisingly diverse repertoire of striking and beautiful behaviors. Better understanding of the mixing process should help in predicting whether a given flow will mix—or segregate—its constituents.
The macroscopic properties of carbon materials are determined by their structure at the nanometer length scale, and there is great potential to tailor their structure during the liquid‐crystal phase of the synthesizing process.