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Calculating Distance Over Which Charged Particles Pause

Stopping power is the ability of a material to slow down charged particles (stopping power is only used for charged particles) passing through it by removing their energy through interactions with the particles in the material. 372 more words

Particle Physics

Studying Physics is a Privilege

Dear Ally,

Welcome to your junior year!

I’m so excited you are taking physics this semester. It’s the perfect time to tell you about a woman who most people consider to be the most significant woman scientist of the 20th century – Lise Meitner. 650 more words

Making Observations Of Liquid Metal Wall Oscillations

Nuclear fusion is quite a way off becoming viable although progress is being made with larger and larger fusion reactors being created all the time. So far the largest reactor that is being built at the moment, ITER,  will have an exhaust power of about 150 megaWatt. 331 more words

Nuclear Physics

Conclusively Measuring Thermal Conductivity In Warm Dense Matter

There is condensed matter physics, where particles have to adhere to eachother (hence the word condensed). There’s plasma physics, where electrons have stripped from all the atoms leaving just a gas of ions behind. 349 more words

Engineering

Scanning Earth's Radioactive Core By Conserved Scattering

The importance of the Sun in our solar system cannot be overstated. When considered, it is quickly realised that almost all sources of energy on this planet come from the Sun. 376 more words

Particle Physics

Generating New Nuclear Models For Radiation Genesis

Ultra high energy cosmic ray (UHECR) are cosmic rays which are measured to have over 1018 eV of kinetic energy. Many of these particles exist beyond the Greisen–Zatsepin–Kuzmin limit, a theoretical limit based on the interaction of the cosmic rays above a certain energy threshold and the photons of the cosmic microwave background radiation. 299 more words

Astrophysics

Miniaturising Magnetic Resonance Without Microwaves

The discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance is described as one of the great scientific achievements of the last century. It was found that any atom with an odd number of nucleons in the nucleus would exhibit a magnetic moment. 310 more words

Nuclear Physics