News articles classified as physics

Accelerator-on-a-chip advance

A new advance by Stanford engineers could lead to particle accelerators being widely available in science, medicine, and industry.

New chip-scale laser isolator

Using well-known materials and manufacturing processes, researchers have built an effective, passive, ultrathin laser isolator that opens new research avenues in photonics.

Are we missing a crucial component of sea-level rise?

Across Antarctica, some parts of the base of the ice sheet are frozen, while others are thawed. Scientists show that if some currently frozen areas were also to thaw, it could increase ice loss from glaciers that are not currently major sea-level contributors.

A new, faster way to browse physics-based animations

Simulators can jumpstart the work of animation, but often return an overwhelming array of options for the animator to sort through. A new browser refines those options to a more manageable number.

Next-gen battery solutions

A new mathematical model has brought together the physics and chemistry of highly promising lithium-metal batteries, providing researchers with plausible, fresh solutions to a problem known to cause degradation and failure.

Gravity telescope to image exoplanets

A futuristic technique conceptualized by Stanford scientists could enable astronomical imaging far more advanced than any present today.

A new way to control atomic interactions

A new study demonstrates – for the first time – how to versatilely program atoms to share information regardless of their spatial location, opening paths forward in fundamental physics and advanced computing.