Archive of Physics Images
Metamaterials Controlled with Light
Metamaterials set in a solid-state relay similar to a traditional circuit board so that they can be remotely controlled by light.
Quantum Simulator Crystal
Tiny, single-plane crystal of hundreds of beryllium ions are used to mimic the quantum behavior of materials otherwise very difficult to study in the laboratory.
Bent-Core Liquid Crystals
Phase transitions induced by electric ﬁelds in bent-core liquid crystals.
Curiosity's First Steps
First images from the landing of NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity. The rover landed on Mars August 6, 2012, as part of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission.
"Venus Transit" Rivets the World
Professional and amateur observers worldwide turned their eyes skyward June 5, 2012 to watch the "Venus Transit."
Acoustic Version of Graphene
Examining Quantum-Degenerate Bose Gases
Cooling Bose gas exhibits spontaneous symmetry breaking and magnetic order.
Explaining Measurement Distortions: Tiny Border Effects
Plots of incoming and outgoing particle behavior after small shifts in aperture shape and angle.
Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator
An open cavity Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator (WGMR) allows direct access to the internal optical fields to facilitate studies of optomechanics, as well as atomic and molecular interactions.
Scanning electron micrograph of iron-titanium nanowires.
Rugged Energy Landscape of Glasses
Illustration of the rugged energy landscape generically associated with glassy systems.
Solar Storm 2012
Solar flares erupting in cascading and spiraling loops.
An Imploding Circular Water Wave
Four cylindrical obstacles are placed in the path of a collapsing wave to test its stability.
Neutrino Oscillation at the T2K
Although not yet claimed as a discovery, it does seem conclusive that muon nuetrinos do oscillate into electron nuetrinos.