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Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), Germany

As the German National Library of Sience and Technology , the TIB specialises in all areas of chemistry, information technology, mathematics, physics and technology. The TIB is the largest special library in the world and offers industry and research excellent information services. more

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  • Lead Halide Perovskites – a Horse of a Different Color

    In a joint experimental and theoretical effort between Lund University (Sweden), the Russian Academy of Science (Russia), and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden at Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), researchers developed a novel spectroscopic technique for the study of charge carrie more

  • Transparent view of atomic building blocks through inverse kinematics

    Using inverse kinematics, the elegant inversion of an established research method, and choosing the right measurement conditions, an international team presented a way to study in detail the properties of the nucleon-nucleon interaction in the atomic nucleus. The experiment was carried out by a larg more

  • Physicists create tunable superconductivity in twisted graphene 'nanosandwich'

    When two sheets of graphene are stacked atop each other at just the right angle, the layered structure morphs into an unconventional superconductor, allowing electric currents to pass through without resistance or wasted energy. This "magic-angle" transformation in bilayer graphene was observed for more

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When Water Levitates

Have you ever seen a drop of water navigate a maze? It’s possible thanks to a weird phenomenon called the Leidenfrost Effect. Understanding Leidenfrost — first described more than 200 years ago — helped engineers make more efficient steam engines. Today, scientists are using high-speed cameras t ... more

The Science of Fireworks!

Professor Chris Bishop, presenter of the 2008 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, gives a family lecture on the history of the modern firework.Through demonstrations of pyrotechnic chemistry hear how Chinese incendiaries made from honey led to the development of gunpowder; discover how the lou ... more

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Detecting gravitational waves from black hole collisions

This year’s second Nobel Prize in the sciences was awarded today. The prize for physics was awarded to researchers who contributed to the observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that were originally created by colliding black holes over a billion years ago. more

The creation of tools made from laser light

After the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded, it is physics' turn. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Morou and Donna Strickland for their pioneering innovations in the field of laser physics. Strickland is only the third woman to receive the No more

The History of the Atom

All matter is made up of atoms. This is something we now take as a given, and one of the things you learn right back at the beginning of high school or secondary school chemistry classes. Despite this, our ideas about what an atom is are surprisingly recent: as little as one hundred years ago, scien more

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  • Surprisingly simple molecules as potential OLED-Emitters?

    Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are presently conquering the market for displays of smartphones and TVs. They also have a great potential in lighting applications. Current devices for the blue part of the visible spectrum lag behind their green and red counterparts in terms of efficiency and durability. more

Authors Physics

  • Dr. Jens Langejürgen

    Jens Langejürgen, born in 1981, studied physics at RWTH Aachen University, then worked in the field of biomedical optics on methods of non-invasive temperature measurement at the eye fundus. He then completed his doctorate at the Leibniz University Hannover at the Institute of Electrical Engineering more

  • Dr. Christian Matek

    Christian Matek, born in 1986, received undergraduate degrees in both Physics and Medicine in Munich. He then moved to the UK and finished his DPhil in Theoretical Physics at Oxford University in 2014. Since 2017, his main research interest has been applying artificial intelligence and machine learn more

  • Dr. Wolfgang Kaiser

    Wolfgang Kaiser studied physics at Technical University of Munich (TUM). On graduating, he then received a doctoral scholarship from IGSSE, TUM’s International Graduate School of Science and Engineering. His doctoral work at TUM’s Walter Schottky Institute focused on switch­able DNA layers and their more

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Atmospheric physics

Atmospheric physics Atmospheric physics is the application of physics to the study of the atmosphere . Atmospheric physicists attempt to model Earth's atmosphere and the atmospheres of the other planet s using fluid flow equations, chemical ... more


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