Archive for the ‘Physics’ Category

Phosphorene joins post-graphene age

February 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Two research groups have made black phosphorus transistors, I report for Nature.


Physicists discover 3D “graphene”

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

A Dirac semimetal has the same electronic properties as graphene, but in three dimensions, I report in Nature.

X-ray source may never be built

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

The US National Science Foundation has spent millions on the development of a novel X-ray source that may never be built, I reported last month for Nature.


Redefining the Amp

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

An experiment tracking single electrons flowing across a chip may enable the electrical unit of current to be rationally redefined.

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Experiment sees no sign of dark matter

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

The Large Underground Xenon Experiment reports its first results.


Experiment weighs in on dark matter controversy

October 25, 2013 Leave a comment

The Large Underground Xenon experiment, at Sanford Underground Laboratory in South Dakota, is close to releasing its first results. See also my earlier blog post.


Physicists capture measurement in slow motion

October 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Physicists have made a slow-motion movie of quantum collapse — story for Nature.