In the quest to harvest light for electronics, the focal point is the moment when photons or light particles encounter electrons, those negatively-charged subatomic particles that form the basis of our modern electronic lives. If conditions are right when electrons and photons meet, an exchange of energy can occur.

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A More Accurate Atomic Clock on the Way. Measuring time using oscillations of atomic nuclei might significantly improve precision beyond that of current atomic clocks. Physicists have now taken an important step toward this goal.

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A Quantum Computer on the Horizon? Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering and the University of Konstanz have demonstrated the ability to generate a quantum logic operation, or rotation of the qubit, that surprisingly is intrinsically resilient to noise as well as to variations in the strength or duration of the […]

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Research into the particles produced by nuclear reactors. An international team that includes researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has captured the most precise (and puzzling)energy measurements yet of ghostly particles called reactor antineutrinos produced at a nuclear power complex in China.

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The Conditions of the Sun Needed For Nuclear Fusion. The long awaited promises from harnessing fusion energy are still just around the corner, but the corner seems to be closer than ever before. Researchers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy ( D.O.E) are working to understand what will happen when fusion reactions do not […]

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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider is one of only two operating heavy-ion colliders, and the only spin-polarized proton collider ever built. Located at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, and used by an international team of researchers, it is the only operating particle collider in the US.

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Space Exploration Missions Need a Reliable Source of Energy. It takes a considerable amount of energy to launch any rocket into space and escape the pull of gravity from earth. This energy is provided using different types of liquid chemical fuels or sometimes solid fuels.

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