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Scientific Program
The 2009 March Meeting Bulletin of the American Physical Society (BAPS), is also called the Scientific Program. The Scientific Program is a listing of all abstract presentation sessions at the March Meeting.

A Rose in the Nano World


Don't let this image fool you; this "rose" is actually less than a millimeter across.



This image shows the predicted nanomesh of a single layer of hexagonal boron nitride suspended on a surface of Ruthenium. Abstract: A25.00011,

Magnetism Affects Light Emissions


The calculated amount of light emitted by copper-based superconductors near magnetic stripes can be seen here ranging from blue (low) to white (high).

Microwave Photons and Artificial Atoms


Microwave photons interacting with artificial atoms to produce nonlinear effects in superconductor systems.

Algae in Orbit


Two colonies of microscopic volvox, a freshwater algae, orbit each other as their many flagella move them through water.

Molecular Structure of Graphene


The molecular structure of graphene can be seen here through a scanning tunneling microscope.

Electrons Behaving Like Light


Electrons can sometime behave like light in a newly discovered electronic state of matter.

Frost Fractals


Frost on a pane of glass forms a twinkling fractal pattern.

Twisting DNA


Twisting DNA coils around itself just like a hose or a rubber band. Animated

Virus's Tough Outer Shell


A virus’s tough outer shell is built through the molecular self-assembly of the proteins shown here.

How E. Coli Grows Best


The chart shows that E. Coli grow best by reducing the number of metabolic reactions in their systems.

Electron Density


The electron density of a single atom of graphite reveals the molecule’s structure over the course of 26 attoseconds (26 millionths of a trillionth of a second). Animated

Electron Micrograph


This electron micrograph shows a previously unknown grain structure in a variety of liquid crystals.

Silicon Atoms Replacing Tin Atoms


An Atomic Force Microscope manipulates individual silicon atoms to replace tin atoms and create atom-sized patterns. Animated

Controlling Superconductor Data


The data stored in superconducting qubits in the foreground can be controlled by individual photons stored in the blue circuit background.

Intermingled Yeast Populations


Colorful fluorescent markers make these two intermingled yeast populations glow like holiday lights.

Fingering Patterns on Broken Glass


Microscopic fingering patterns on broken glass shows how differently it behaves from the broken silicon on the left.

Grey Carbon Atoms Over Silicon Dioxide


This is a simulation depicting grey carbon atoms of two graphene sheets suspended over a layer of silicon dioxid

Artificial Cellular Membrane


A fluorescence microscope image shows the structure of an artificial cellular membrane prototype.

Details of Confined DNA


Fluorescent labeling reveals details of confined DNA when illuminated with polarized light.

The Great Copper Wall


One hundred thousand atoms of oxidized copper form a nano-sized Great Wall of China.

Interacting Silica Particles


This computer simulation shows two polymer-coated silica particles interacting in water.

Stretchable Graphene Electrodes


Carbon nano-tubes arranged on a flexible surface could one day lead to transparent bendable touch screen displays.

Graphene Covers Bubble


A film of graphene one atom thick encloses small bubbles of gas.

Before and After Nanoindentation


A capsid, part of a cluster of proteins that form a virus’s tough outer layer, shows the aftereffect of being tested by nanoindentation in this before (bottom) and after (top) image.

DNA Hybrid


A DNA molecule wraps around a carbon nanotube.

Clues From Crumpled Paper


The crumpling of paper can tell a lot about how cloths can get wrinkled, or how a car gets mangled in a crash.

Peptides and Lipids Self-Assemble


A simulation offers a glimpse of antimicrobial peptides and lipids in the midst of self assembly.

Silica Network


An electron microscope reveals tiny silica particles forming orderly networks after emerging from their liquid crystal phase.

Micron-Sized Spheres


Micron-sized spheres suspended in water show regions where small crystalline structures have begun to form.