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Transparency discovered in crystals with ultrahigh piezoelectricity

Use of an AC rather than a DC electric field can improve the piezoelectric response of a crystal. Now, an international team of researchers say that cycles of AC fields also make the internal crystal domains in some materials bigger and the crystal transparent. The research was undertaken using world-class equipment housed within the X-ray Diffraction Research Technology Platform based in the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics.

Fri 17 Jan 2020, 09:05 | Tags: Physics, research

Stars need a partner to spin Universe’s brightest explosions

When it comes to the biggest and brightest explosions seen in the Universe, University of Warwick astronomers have found that it takes two stars to make a gamma-ray burst.

Mon 13 Jan 2020, 12:32 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy

European Research Council awards €3.8 million to two Warwick-led projects

Two projects led by University of Warwick researchers are to benefit from a share of €600 million funding from the European Union.

Tue 10 Dec 2019, 12:27 | Tags: Physics, research, Chemistry, WMS, Warwick Medical School

Lasers, rockets and explosions as Christmas lectures return to Warwick

Lasers, chemical reactions and the biggest explosion allowed in Warwick Arts Centre are among the spectacles promised at this year’s Christmas Lectures at the University of Warwick.


Ultrafast quantum simulations: a new twist to an old approach

Billions of tiny interactions occur between thousands of particles in every piece of matter in the blink of an eye. Simulating these interactions in their full dynamics was said to be elusive but has now been made possible by new work of researchers from Oxford and Warwick.

Mon 25 Nov 2019, 10:54 | Tags: Physics, research, Quantum physics

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