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  1. Researchers show that an excited state previously predicted to exist in neon-20 is real by using particle scattering experiments. By merging into five groups of four, the protons and neutrons in neon-20 can exist in a special condensed state. This work may help scientists understand low-density nucleon many-body systems and neutron stars.
  2. The mystery of an exotic kind of superconductivity has been solved, researchers say -- by showing that it just does not exist. An effect, which has been celebrated since the 1990s has now been shown to be standard superconductivity. Still, this realization leads to important new ideas.
  3. The way in which a compound inspired by nature produces hydrogen has now been described in detail. These findings are the foundation for the energy-efficient production of hydrogen as a sustainable energy source.
  4. New research is showing that some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation.
  5. A commonly studied perovskite can superfluoresce at temperatures that are practical to achieve and at timescales long enough to make it potentially useful in quantum computing applications.
  6. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has succeeded in depositing nitrogen-containing organic molecules as a highly ordered layer on silicon. This opens up new perspectives for the development of more powerful semiconductor materials, which can be used, for example, in computers, photovoltaics or sensor technology.
  7. Researchers demonstrate a new high-flux and compact cold-atom source with low power consumption that can be a key component of many quantum technologies.
  8. Researchers have shown how spectroscopic measurements can be made much faster. By correlating polarization to the color of a pulsed laser, the team can track changes in the spectrum of the light by simple and extremely fast polarization measurements. The method opens new possibilities to measure spectral changes on a nanosecond time scale over the entire color spectrum of light.
  9. Researchers have discovered a method which will allow for faster communication systems and better energy saving electronics.
  10. New research suggests that carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen cosmic rays travel through the galaxy toward Earth in a similar way, but, surprisingly, that iron arrives at Earth differently. The international research team analyzed data from the CALET instrument on the International Space Station to arrive at the results, which help address the age-old question: How is matter generated and distributed across the universe?