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SLAC Study: Light Can Switch On Topological Materials

Computer Simulations Show How Light Pulses Can Create Channels that Conduct Electricity with No Resistance in Atomically Thin Semiconductors

Theoretical physicists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used computer simulations to s…

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UC Santa Cruz engineers work with Samsung on promising new memory technology

Innovations in "spintronics" have led some to predict the eventual emergence of a universal memory technology to replace all others

Measuring damping parameters in an array of nanomagnets is extremely challenging, but Schmidt's lab is able to do this u…

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Synopsys Releases Version 2016.12 of the RSoft Photonic System Design Suite

Latest Release Speeds Simulation of Long-Haul Optical Transmission Systems and Photonic Integrated Circuits

Version 2016.12 of the RSoft Photonic System Design Suite includes important enhancements to its optical fiber and PIC s…

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II-VI Infrared Offers Precision Polygon Scanner Mirrors

II-VI Infrared’s polygon scanner mirrors address the facet geometry, flatness and roughness requirements for next genera…

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Vuzix Exhibits Award-Winning Blade 3000 Smart Glasses at CES 2017

The Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses is completely untethered and supports both wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interfaces…

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Changhong H2, World’s First Molecular Identification and Sensing Smartphone with a Miniaturized, Integrated Material Sensor, Unveiled at CES

Changhong, Analog Devices, and Consumer Physics Collaborate to Revolutionize Mobile Phones; Eat Healthier, Live Better, and Explore More with SCiO Material Sensing Technology in your Phone

Changhong H2, with the integrated, miniaturized near-infrared spectrometer, marks a huge step forward for connected devi…

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Industry Leader ODG Introduces R-8 and R-9 Smartglasses at CES 2017®

Supported by Major Brands and Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor

Vuforia also addresses some of the unique technology challenges of smartglasses by providing systemwide optimizations fo…

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Germanium’s semiconducting and optical properties probed under pressure

The team was able to quantify ST12’s optical band gap--where visible light energy can be absorbed by the material—as wel…

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Cold atoms in artificial graphene

A study published in 2D materials reports on the use of a cloud of cold atoms that can behave in the same way as graphene does.

The results obtained in this study demonstrate that a rich pletora of quantum phases in an artificial graphene layer can…

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Physicists spell “AV” by manipulating Abrikosov vortices

According to the authors of the study, their proposed method of vortex manipulation could be used in quantum computation…

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UCR Researchers Discover New Method to Dissipate Heat in Electronic Devices

By modulating the flow of phonons through semiconductor nanowires, engineers can create smaller and faster devices

Controlling the flow of heat through semiconductor materials is an important challenge in developing smaller and faster …

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Magnifying time reveals fundamental rogue wave instabilities of nature

Researchers from INRS and the FEMTO-ST Institute in France have used a novel measurement technique that magnifies time t…

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JILA Atomic Clock Mimics Long-sought Synthetic Magnetic State in Solids

JILA’s record-setting atomic clock, in which strontium atoms are trapped in a laser grid known as an optical lattice, tu…

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Beam Expanders Help Deliver World’s Most Powerful Laser System

In addition to improving beam collimation, beam expanders can be used to focus laser beams. By producing an expanded bea…

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Light Opens and Closes Windows in Membranes

Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) with Photoswitchable Azobenzene Molecules Enable Tunable Separation of Substance Mixtures – Publication in Nature Communications

Irradiation with light causes the molecule to reposition. Under visible light the molecule stretches, under UV light it …

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The Future is Flat (For Lenses)

Engineers at Caltech have developed a system of flat optical lenses that can be easily mass-produced and integrated with…

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Tapping into long-lived sound waves in glass

By shining laser light into fiber optic waveguides made of glass, they were able to probe and generate acoustic waves in…

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Electron-photon small-talk could have big impact on quantum computing

In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers at Princeton University have built …

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Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing

Taking a deeper look at photonic sintering of silver nanoparticle films – the use of intense pulsed light, or IPL, to ra…

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The Sound of Quantum Vacuum

QUANTUM MEMBRANES FOR ULTRAPRECISE MECHANICAL MEASUREMENTS:

A recent experiment at the Niels Bohr Institute probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor mem…

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