24 JanResearch from an international team of scientists has cast new light on the physics of vitrification – the process by which glass forms. Their findings, which centre on analysis of a common feature of glasses called the boson peak, could help pave the way for new developments in materials science. The team’s paper, titled ‘Understanding the emergence of the boson peak in molecular glasses’, is published in Nature Communications.
24 JanProf Jaime Toney (Centre for Sustainable Solutions & GES) and Dr Stewart Miller (UofG’s sustainability manager) played roles in the preparation of the Royal Anniversary Trust’s “Accelerating towards Net Zero” report. It is an ambitious roadmap for carbon reduction in the tertiary education sector. It also proposes a new standardised carbon reporting framework designed exclusively for the sector which will enable all HE & FE institutions to measure, report & manage carbon emissions.
24 JanIn a new paper published in the journal Physical Review X Quantum, the researchers describe how they may have solved a key problem for quantum technologies by keeping particles entangled in previously impossible conditions. Their findings could help advance the development of new quantum-enhanced imaging and communications. The team’s paper, titled ‘Manipulation and certification of high-dimensional entanglement through a scattering medium’, is published in Physical Review X Quantum.