X-Ray Scattering Group
A New Approach for Studying Electric Charge Arrangements in a Superconductor
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
X-ray scattering yields new information on “charge density waves”
Gold in Limbo Between Solid and Melted States
Monday, March 2, 2020
Laser-induced melting occurs nonuniformly in polycrystalline gold thin films—a finding that may be important for precision part micromachining.
Defects in Magnetic Nanoparticles May Improve Cancer Treatment
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Brookhaven scientists have uncovered key details of magnetic nanoparticles that may improve their use in an innovative cancer treatment
Theoretical Study Points to Jade-Like Materials as Quantum Spin Liquids
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Materials that can host this exotic liquid-like magnetic state could be harnessed for next-generation energy and computing applications.
A Superconductor That "Remembers" its Electronic Charge Arrangement
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
New information on charge order in a high-temperature superconductor may lead to a fuller understanding of these materials’ electronic behavior
Reflecting Antiferromagnetic Arrangements
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
An x-ray imaging technique could help scientists understand the magnetic structure of promising materials for “spin”-based electronics.
New Magnetic Materials Overcome Key Barrier to Spintronic Devices
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Scientists custom-engineered a structure that enables unprecedented control and efficiency in otherwise impervious antiferromagnetic materials.
Breaking Electron Waves Provide New Clues to High-Temperature Superconductivity
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
A collaboration led by Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers has discovered a surprising breakdown in the electron interactions that may underpin high-temperature superconductivity. The scientists found that as superconductivity vanishes at higher temperatures, powerful waves of electrons begin to curiously uncouple and behave independently—like ocean waves splitting and rippling in different directions.
Scientists Find Static "Stripes" of Electrical Charge in Copper-Oxide Superconductor
Friday, October 14, 2016
Understanding the electronic ordering in copper-oxide superconductors could help scientists find the "recipe" for raising the temperature at which current can flow through these materials without energy loss.
Ultra-fast X-ray Lasers Illuminate Elusive Atomic Spins
Monday, May 9, 2016
New x-ray technique reveals never-before-seen, trillionth-of-a-second magnetic fluctuations that transform the electronic and magnetic properties of materials.
Scientists Discover Hidden Magnetic Waves in High-Temperature Superconductors
Sunday, August 4, 2013
X-ray technique reveals surprising quantum excitations that persist through custom-made materials with or without the presence of superconductivity.
X-rays Reveal Spin Waves in Two-Dimensional High-Temperature Superconductors
Monday, September 3, 2012
New technique probes crucial magnetic effects in custom-grown nanoscale materials.
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