Archive of Physics Images
More Lithium is Definitely Better
Increasing the amount of lithium coating on fusion reactor walls improves performance
Electronic Handedness in Copper-Silver Combo
The combination of a thin layer of copper compound on a silver surface produces left- and right-handed patterns.
Composites of Magnesium and Titanium-Aluminum-Carbide
Molten magnesium infiltrating a porous Ti2AlC preform.
Binary Black Holes on the Verge of Merging
The merger of a supermassive black hole binary in the hot environment of its host galaxy.
Multiple overlays of three separate microgravity flame images.
A scanning electron microscope image shows the recently discovered calcite mineral bridges that connect the developing sea urchin tooth plates.
Macroscopic Quantum Machine
A little bit of shaking going on: a paddle is jiggled by quantum mechanics rather than classical mechanics.
Non-Coalescence of Fluid Jets and Drops
Two fluid jets come together and do not blend--what's going on?
Anti-Vortex Image in Hele-Shaw Cell
Hele-Shaw cell made of two 100mm circular glass windows separated by a ferrofluid, aligned in front of magnets.
Semiconductor nanowires show promise in electronic, optoelectronic, and sensing devices.
Metamaterial Disk Cloaks Ultrasonic Waves
An acoustic cloak can guide water waves around a region so that anything within that area is invisible.
Kepler Mission Identifies First Rocky Planet
Kepler's ultra-precise photometer yields evidence of a yield the first solid evidence of a rocky planet orbiting a star other than our sun.