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Blog Energymaterials

  • 22. 02 2018

    ?Bethe strings? experimentally observed for the first time

    Even if quantum physics is well established since roughly ninety years, there are still some quantum effects in matter which have been theoretically predicted but up to now not yet seen experimentally. It was the physicist Hans Bethe, who first described theoretically in 1931 what happens in a one dimensional quantum spin system: under certain conditions, magnetic  excitations may interact and give rise to a collective excitation, known as ?Bethe strings?.  But in real matter, strictly one dimensional systems are rare, so Bethe strings have not been a common phenomenon. Now those Bethe strings have been discovered for the first time experimentally by the AugsburgRead More →De [...].
  • 01. 02 2018

    The “Witches Cauldron in Materials Science”

    An unusual science conference (not only) for young female scientists: April 29-30, 2018 Near the city of Goslar in the beautiful Harz mountains, an unusual science meeting is organised. The location is the Mönchehaus Museum (www.moenchehaus.de). I was attending this conference some years ago and I can really recommend it. The speakers are exclusively very renowned women in materials science, heading institutes at MIT, MPG or other prestigious research institutions. And multiple occasions are given to get into exchange with them. Discussions were open and vivid, and I guess many young women got motivated to strive for a scientific career. The organiser, Prof Katarina Al-Shamery, CarlRead [...].
  • 22. 01 2018

    Accelerator tourism part 9: SOLARIS, Kraków

    The first polish synchrotron radiation facility is brandnew. It was started in 2015, and the center is striving to serve first users at two beamlines starting in early summer 2018. So I was prepared for seeing a fancy new machine, and entering the scene on a bright november(1) morning I found SOLARIS doing its name credit. Model railways for grown ups To me the workshop resembled a meeting of specialists of electric toy railways. The waggons are the electron bunches, and the beam runs on the rail route, round and round. And, if it needs to get “pimped up” after a while, whom to betterRead More →Der Beitrag Accelerator tourism part 9: SOLARIS, Kraków erschien zuerst auf Ener [...].