Condensed Matter News

World's fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho

A diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds said Monday, and could be worth as much as $40 million.

Mon 15 Jan 18 from

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X-rays reveal chirality in swirling electric vortices

Scientists used spiraling X-rays at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to observe, for the first time, a property that gives handedness to swirling ...

Tue 16 Jan 18 from

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What in the World Is Metallic Hydrogen?

Hydrogen in extreme conditions, like below the cloud tops of Jupiter, starts actingůvery strange.

Tue 16 Jan 18 from Livescience

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Astronauts conducting metallurgical experiments aboard ISS

Astronauts on the International Space Station have begun running an experiment that could shine new light on how metal alloys are formed.

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'Gyroscope' molecules form crystal that's both solid and full of motion

Molecular machines, much smaller than single cells, may one day be able to deliver drugs to kill cancer cells or patrol your body for signs of disease. But many applications of these machines ...

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Trawl of Red Sea surface waters finds little plastic

The Red Sea has relatively low amounts of floating plastic debris in its surface waters due to fewer sources or faster removal.

Mon 8 Jan 18 from

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Two Argonne Scientists Recognized for a Decade of Breakthroughs

Two scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have been named to the Web of Science's Highly Cited List of 2017, ranking in the top 1 percent of their ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Newswise

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Story Tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2018

Study identifies microbes to diagnose endometriosis without surgery; brain-inspired device can quickly classify data; neutrons "see" how water flows through fractured rock; new method could ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Newswise

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Thermoelectric power generation at room temperature: Coming soon?

Thermoelectric (TE) materials could play a key role in future technologies. Although the applications of these remarkable compounds have long been explored, they are mostly limited to high-temperature ...

Wed 27 Dec 17 from

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A powerful guiding principle for topological quantum synthesis

Topological materials can be classified into topological insulators (TIs), topological crystalline insulators, topological Dirac semimetals, topological Weyl semimetals, topological nodal-line ...

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