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Cold Atoms Image Microwave Fields

Cold Atoms Image Microwave Fields

An international team of scientists has recently developed a novel technique that allows direct and complete imaging of microwave magnetic fields with high spatial resolution. The new method has great implications, since it could optimize the performance of electronic devices. ...

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Unpeeling Atoms and Molecules from the Inside Out

Unpeeling Atoms and Molecules from the Inside Out

An international team of scientists recently published surprising results regarding atoms’ structure, showing that it’s possible to create “hollow” atoms by stripping electrons one-by-one. Their work used one of the world’s most powerful X-ray lasers, located at the Department of ...

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Speeding Up Atomic-Level Microscopy

Speeding Up Atomic-Level Microscopy

Scientists from Cornell and Boston Universities, headed by Keith Schwab, Associate Professor of Physics at Cornell University, have developed a new scanning tunneling microscope (STM). The microscope’s design is based on an existing technique, which is used in a novel ...

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