2 billion years ago, occurred a nuclear fission in the Oklo uranium deposit, current Gabon, Central Africa. It’s the only natural nuclear reactor discovered so far.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, in Antarctica, detected an antimatter particle with highest energy ever registered. This event was predicted in 1960.
In this part, are explained the methods to measure the quantity of carbon-14 in organic material, allowing to determine a fossil’s age.
This post’s subject is carbon 14. A radioactive isotope which allows determining the age of an artifact or living being from thousand of years ago.
XENON1T is an experiment created to detect dark matter and hypothetical particles. Recently registered unexplainable events.
Continuing the visit to CERN. This second and last part is about the permanent exhibition of Microcosm and the guided tour.
I was in Geneva, Switzerland, and I visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). This site shows permanent exhibition for visitors.
Engineers from University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Kensington, Australia, created artificial atoms in silicon chips to increase stability in quantum computers.
Antonio Ricardo Droher Rodrigues, the creator of Brazillian synchrotron accelerator projects: UVX and Sirius, passed away on January 03 this year.
Some solids lose all resistance to electrical current in certain conditions. This is the superconductivity phenomenon and today’s subject.