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A Quantum of Light for Materials Science

Computer simulations that predict the light-induced change in the physical and chemical properties of complex systems, m…

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Coming to a monitor near you: a defect-free, molecule-thick film

An emerging class of atomically thin materials known as monolayer semiconductors has generated a great deal of buzz in t…

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Using light-force to study single molecules

Scientists at EPFL show how a light-induced force can amplify the sensitivity and resolution of a technique used to stud…

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Tapping Particles of Light

Weizmann Institute scientists single out individual photons

Dayan and his research team, led by Dr. Serge Rosenblum and Orel Bechler, set out to demonstrate a scheme for pulling ju…

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Inkjet Hologram Printing is Possible Now!

Vivid holographic images and text can now be produced by means of an ordinary inkjet printer. This new method, developed…

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Stanford physicists set quantum record by using photons to carry messages from electrons 1.2 miles apart

By using photons to communicate between two electrons through more than a mile of fiber optic cable, physicists have taken an important step toward proving the practicality of quantum networks.

By using photons to communicate between two electrons through more than a mile of fiber optic cable, physicists have tak…

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Quantum Simulation: A Better Understanding of Magnetism

Heidelberg physicists use ultracold atoms to imitate the behaviour of electrons in a solid

The atoms are held in a laser light trap that allows movement in only one dimension. They are subject to virtually the s…

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A new way to make X-rays

MIT researchers have found a phenomenon that might lead to more compact, tunable X-ray devices made of graphene.

The finding, based on a new theory backed by exact simulations, shows that a sheet of graphene – a two-dimensional form …

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Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

The researchers used infrared laser light to order the magnetic states of thousands of electrons and nuclei and then ele…

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Smart sensor detects single molecule in chemical compounds

The sensor was created using gold nanoparticles which self-assemble onto a gold- and silica-coated silicon base. This a…

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Classical entanglement: Speeding particles in the sights of a laser

A radially polarized laser beam acts as a motion sensor for fast particles

It might be easier to track tiny particles in the future – even when they hurtle along with the speed of a rifle bullet.…

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Particle accelerator on a microchip

Innovative new development to facilitate access to accelerator technology

The project is based on advances in nano-photonics, the art of creating and using nano structures to generate and manipu…

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Nanoparticles unexpectedly make light move faster

Researchers at the FOM Institute AMOLF have observed a surprising effect during experiments in which light is ‘trapped' in a cavity.

For the experiment, the researchers used a doughnut-shaped glass cavity in which the light can circulate for a long time…

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Quantum Photonic Certification Protocols

A recent study in Nature Communications presents an new certification tool for photonic quantum technologies.

In a recent work published in Nature Communications, researchers have reported on an experimentally friendly and reliabl…

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Twente discovery provides new opportunities for chips

This revolutionary method enables large-scale production of photonic crystals that can capture light. The discovery also…

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Bringing More Memory To Quantum Communication

Researchers have developed a promising approach for developing longer-lasting quantum memories. In a study published las…

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Electrons Always Find a (Quantum) Way

Scientists from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have demonstrat…

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Intelligent quantum sensor measures magnetic fields with 100 times higher precision

The ultimate limit in spatial resolution can be achieved by using the spin of a single electron as a sensor. A single sp…

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SLOWING ATOMS TO ACCELERATE TECHNOLOGY

Cooled atoms can be used to create highly accurate atomic clocks for inertial navigation, finance and power synchronizat…

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Advance could bring commercial applications for silver nanowires

Raman spectroscopy was performed by the Purdue Department of Physics and Astronomy. Findings showed the graphene sheathi…

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