Physics and Astronomy News Archive: March 2020
Researchers explain the source of the surprising electron flow behavior across topological insulators.
Strange Electron Flow in Future Materials
Source: Princeton Posted: 3/14/20
Scientists have observed radio waves that carry the distinct signatures of aurorae, caused by the interaction between a star’s magnetic field and a planet in orbit around it.
Scientists Pioneer New Way to Study Exoplanets
Source: NYU Posted: 3/12/20
Planetologists show that the Flensburg meteorite contains minerals that formed under the presence of water on small planetesimals in the early history of our solar system.
First Research Results on the Meteorite of Flensburg
Source: WWU Munster Posted: 3/11/20
Researchers have developed a mathematical model that describes how rotating detonation engines work.
Cheaper and Lighter Rocket Engine
Source: UW Posted: 3/8/20
Researchers have recently discovered that the nuclei also wobble on their intermediate axes.
Physicists See Nuclear Wobbling in One Isotope of Gold
Source: ND Posted: 3/3/20
Researches have developed a way to address a major safety issue with lithium metal batteries – an innovation that could make high-energy batteries more viable for next-generation energy storage.
Advances in Next-generation Lithium Metal Batteries
Source: WSU Posted: 3/3/20
Researchers at Argonne and Washington University in St. Louis work to solve age-old mystery of how plants harness the sun’s energy.
Scientists Unravel Mystery of Photosynthesis
Source: ANL Posted: 3/1/20