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Dr Roddy Vann and Dr Marjan van der Woude working with a plasma jet. © John Houlihan

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Isospin-breaking interactions studied through mirror energy differences

Posted on Monday 28 September 2015

Isospin breaking" interactions in atomic nuclei take place when for example in the electric proton-proton repulsion, which is not present when neutrons interact.

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Ultrafast Generation and Control of THz Spinwaves

The use of very strong laser pulses on the femtosecond timescale are currently undergoing a surge in interest due to their potential use for deterministic control of magnetism on unprecedented time-scales.

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Unlocking the mysteries of “little starlets”

Posted on Monday 9 November 2015

For the first time a powerful laser has been used to further our understanding of some of the most mysterious celestial objects just beyond the solar system - brown dwarfs.

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New Director of the Nanocentre

Posted on Tuesday 3 November 2015

Dr Steve Tear has been offered and accepted the position of Director of the York JEOL Nanocentre.

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Scientists predict behaviour of charge currents in graphene

Posted on Wednesday 28 October 2015

Dr Aires Ferreira has devised a new method that can realistically predict the behaviour of electric currents as they pass through materials.

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