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Uncrowded Coils

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A new fast and robust algorithm for computing stellarator coil shapes yields designs that are easier to build and maintain.
27-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fast Electrons and the Seeds of Disruption

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Physicists measured fast electron populations. They achieved this first-of-its-kind result by seeing the effect of the fast electrons on the ablation rate of small frozen argon pellets.
27-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Plasma Turbulence Generates Flow in Fusion Reactors

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Heating the core of fusion reactors causes them to develop sheared rotation that can improve plasma performance.
27-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Roadmap to Quark Soup

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Scientists discover new signposts in the quest to determine how matter from the early universe turned into the world we know today.
24-Apr-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neutrons Play the Lead to Protons in Dance Around “Double-Magic” Nucleus

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Electric and magnetic properties of a radioactive atom provide unique insight into the nature of proton and neutron motion.
24-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultrafast Imaging Reveals the Electron’s New Clothes

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Scientists use high-speed electrons to visualize “dress-like” distortions in the atomic lattice. This work reveals the vital role of electron-lattice interactions in manganites. This material could be used in data-storage devices with increased...
21-Apr-2017 6:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

One Small Change Makes Solar Cells More Efficient

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For years, scientists have explored using tiny drops of designer materials, called quantum dots, to make better solar cells. Adding small amounts of manganese decreases the ability of quantum dots to absorb light but increases the current produced...
21-Apr-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Electronic “Cyclones” at the Nanoscale

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Through highly controlled synthesis, scientists controlled competing atomic forces to let spiral electronic structures form. These polar vortices can serve as a precursor to new phenomena in materials. The materials could be vital for ultra-low...
20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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