Monday, December 5, 2022

This Week in Physics — Getting a Clearer View of Iron Emission Lines


This Week in Physics Magazine — December 5, 2022


Getting a Clearer View of Iron Emission Lines

Roberto C. Mancini – December 5, 2022

Researchers have solved a long-standing puzzle surrounding iron emission lines, which are used to characterize laboratory and astrophysical plasmas.


Metal-to-Insulator Transition Similar to Water-to-Ice

December 5, 2022

A textbook theory for the freezing of water also explains the growth of a new phase in a more complicated phase transition of a different material.


Physics in Confined Spaces

December 1, 2022

Erin Flowers develops laboratory courses for incarcerated men and women, an endeavor that she says is both challenging and rewarding.


Dark Matter Could Cause Excess Optical Background

November 29, 2022

Axions that decay into photons could account for visible light that exceeds what's expected to come from all known galaxies.


A Holistic Approach to Graduate Admissions

November 30, 2022

Physics-education researchers have found that a rubric-based evaluation method is an easy and practical way to help fight inequities in the physics-graduate-admissions process.

Research News

Intelligent Materials: Science Fiction to Science Fact

November 29, 2022

Materials that learn to change their shape in response to an external stimulus are a step closer to reality, thanks to a prototype system produced by engineers at UCLA.


Quantum Steering That's Robust to Loss and Noise

November 30, 2022

Researchers demonstrate a loss-tolerant method for so-called quantum steering, a phenomenon that could give quantum communication networks complete security.


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