Physicists Detect Mysterious X Particles in ‘Primordial Soup’ For The First Time

A mysterious particle thought to have existed briefly just after the Big Bang has now been discovered for the first time in ‘primordial soup’. Specifically, in a medium called quark-gluon plasma, formed in the Large Hadron Collider by colliding lead ions. There, amid trillions of particles produced in those collisions, physicists were able to eject … Read more

Low-temperature DeNOx catalyst for reducing ultrafine particle emission – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Recently, there is a growing demand for DeNOx catalysts that can treat nitrogen oxides (NOx) at low temperatures, in order to increase energy efficiency when processing flue gases in industrial combustion plants. NOx is emitted during the combustion of fossil fuels and is the leading cause of ultrafine particles (UFP) formed by chemical reactions in … Read more

New hybrid particle offers route to smaller, faster electronic devices

Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT. In the world of particles, sometimes two is better than one. Take, for example, electronic pairs. When two electrons are connected together, they can slide through the material without friction, giving the material special superconducting properties. Such paired electrons, or Cooper pairs, are a kind of hybrid particle – a composite … Read more