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Nuclear & particle physics

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News

Some nuclei exist close to a quantum phase transition

Discovery could shed light on production of heavy elements in stars

Laser polarization boosts quality of proton beams

New technique could improve laser-plasma accelerators

Flash Physics: Superfluid helium dark-matter detector, Hinkley C will go ahead, why nanotubes are different

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

In depth

The risks and rewards of radiation

Timothy Jorgensen’s book greatly contributes to removing the mystery and misunderstanding that surrounds radiation, writes reviewer Jun Deng

Nuclear power’s ups and downs

A timely book on the history of the UK nuclear power industry, reviewed by Geoff Vaughan

Brave new Jupiter

With NASA’s Juno spacecraft arriving at Jupiter this July, Stephen Ornes reports on what scientists have in store for this distant probe

China’s tunnel vision

A new book makes a compelling case for building the next big particle collider in China, but Richard de Grijs can’t help wondering who its real audience is