A combined treatment of irradiation and essential oil vapors could effectively destroy insects, bacteria and mold in stored grains. The team of INRS Professor Monique Lacroix has demonstrated the effect of this process on insects affecting rice. The study was published in the Radiation Physics and Chemistry journal.
Researchers have developed a new quantum version of a 150-year-old thermodynamical thought experiment that could pave the way for the development of quantum heat engines.
Scientists reported the oxygen adsorption-induced dispersion of metallic Ag nanoclusters in a typical oxidative atmosphere.
Japanese researchers performed computation of reaction kinetic information from first-principles calculations based on quantum mechanics, and developed methods and programs to carry out kinetic simulations without using experimental kinetic results. This method is expected to accelerate search for various materials to achieve a carbon-free society.
A large international team has developed a method that dramatically improves the time resolution achievable with X-ray free-electron lasers. Their method could have a broad impact in the field of ultrafast science.
Using a new method, physicists from TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), in cooperation with researchers from Berkeley (USA) and Hamburg (Germany), are for the first time analyzing at the femtosecond scale the processes in a model system for organic solar cells in detail. The results can be used to develop high-performance and efficient solar cells.
Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Cambridge have shown that polaritons, the quirky particles that may end up running the quantum supercomputers of the future, can form structures behaving like molecules - and these "artificial molecules" can potentially be engineered on demand.
Rice University physicists have discovered a way to trap the world's coldest plasma in a magnetic bottle, a technological achievement that could advance research into clean energy, space weather and solar physics.
A team of international researchers went back to the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago to gain new insights into the cosmic origin of the heaviest elements on the periodic table.
In a new paper published in EPJ B Louis Bellando, a post-doctoral researcher at LOMA, University of Bordeaux, France, and his coauthors aim to numerically investigative the roles of cooperative effects and disorder in photon escape rates from a cold atomic gas to construct a model that considers the vectorial nature of light. Thus, the study accounts for properties of light, previously neglected.