Leaders in the field of ultracold molecule research from Columbia and Harvard universities are teaming up to propel understanding of the quantum mechanics of chemical reactions. The partnership will result in the development of new, more precise techniques that will expand the field of ultracold chemistry...
Since their 1986 discovery, cuprate superconductors have puzzled physicists. These copper-containing materials can conduct electricity with zero resistance at temperatures of up to 135 K, well above the maximum temperature of 30 to 40 K predicted by theory. For the last 33 years, researchers have sought to explain this enigmatic behavior but still lack a complete description...
Phase transitions occur when a substance changes from a solid, liquid or gaseous state to a different state—like ice melting or vapor condensing. During these phase transitions, there is a point at which the system can display properties of both states of matter simultaneously. A similar effect occurs when normal metals transition into superconductors...