Atomic and molecular physics

The hydrogen compound requires extremely high pressure to maintain its extraordinary properties.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A glimpse into the history of the start of the atomic age.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
The experimental technique could help reveal the fundamental chemistry in photosynthesis and photovoltaic materials.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Scientists have developed a way to encourage a single electron to hop atop a silicon atom, a feat that may find applications in future nanoscale electronics.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The noble gas can help bring atoms together.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Scientists describe a physical system that is both below “absolute zero” and above “absolute hot” at the same time.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Vital work by scientists leads to one of the most important physics experiments in history.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
Why we ramped up fusion energy research (Part 5 of a 5-part series).
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
The early history of fusion energy (Part 4 of a 5-part series).
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Giant magnets used for nuclear fusion weigh almost as much as 747 jet plane (Part 3 of a 5-part series).
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
The boundless benefits of fusion energy (Part 2 of a 5-part series).
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Limitless, clean energy to secure our planet’s future (Part 1 of a 5-part series).
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor