Atomic path from insulator to metal messier than thought

01.11. 2018 Condensed Matter News - Physics News, Physic Materials News, Physics, Materials

Researchers have peeked behind the curtain of the ultrafast phase transition of vanadium dioxide and found its atomic theatrics are much more complicated than they thought. It's a material that has fascinated scientists for decades for its ability to shift from being an electrical insulator to a conductor.

Lab develops way to spot defects inside hard-to-image materials

17.07. 2017 Optics & Photonics News - Optics, Photonics, Physics News

It's hard to get an X-ray image of low-density material like tissue between bones because X-rays just pass right through like sunlight through a window. But what if you need to see the area that isn't bone?