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Better sensors for medical imaging, contraband detection

Magnetic-field detector is 1,000 times more efficient than its predecessors.

MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient t…

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Brown chemists make new silicon-based nanomaterials

A new process developed by researchers at Brown University uses silicon telluride to produce multilayered two-dimensiona…

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Femto-snapshots of reaction kinetics

Bonding behaviour of iron pentacarbonyl experimentally decoded. Application as a catalyst for storing solar energy.

Following six years’ work, an international team comprising eleven research institutions has been successful in observin…

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Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases

Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that …

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Giant step towards the quantum revolution

Dr Gerardo Adesso will use the 1.35M Euro Starting Grant from the European Research Council to investigate new and origi…

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Mind the Gap: Nanoscale Speed Bump Could Regulate Plasmons for High-Speed Data Flow

The plasmonic phase modulator is effectively an inverted, nanoscale speed bump. Eleven gold strands are stretched side b…

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Quantum teleportation on a chip

The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integ…

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A quantum sensor for nanoscale electron transport

Diamond, which is a vast array of carbon atoms, can contain a wide variety of defects. An NV center defect is formed whe…

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Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fields in swinging atoms

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have just developed a method that could be used to obtain extremely precise me…

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Rutgers-Led Research Team Makes Major Stride in Explaining 30-Year-Old ‘Hidden Order’ Physics Mystery

Findings may lead to new kinds of materials for electronics and superconducting magnets

A new explanation for a type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with

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Quantum experiment verifies Einstein’s ‘spooky action’

According to quantum mechanics, a single particle can be described by a wave function that spreads over arbitrarily larg…

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Fascinating quantum transport on a surface

Picosecond measurements reveal high conductivity of topological insulators

Topological insulators are an exceptional group of materials. Their interior acts as an insulator, but the surface condu…

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Magnetic quantum crystals

In experiments with ultracold rubidium atoms MPQ scientists create magnetic quantum crystals made of gigantic Rydberg atoms

In their experiment the scientists prepare an ensemble of about 250 to 700 rubidium atoms in an optical lattice – a chec…

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New quantum phase in a ZnO interface of best semiconductor quality

New stream for topological quantum computer research

Researchers have fabricated ZnO heterostructures of unprecedented high quality, and observed the quantum phase in a mate…

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Active control of IBS processes in the near future

Highly precise and stable surface coatings are essential for many applications, whether for eyeglasses, or for optics fo…

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Spatio-temporal isolation of attosecond soft X-ray pulses in the water window

First proof of single attosecond pulse generation at the carbon K-edge.

Until now and after a decade of continuous research and development, attoscience has culminated in the generation of iso…

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A first glimpse inside a macroscopic quantum state

ICFO researchers detect particle entanglement in a beam of squeezed light

In a recent study published in Physical Review Letters and highlighted by the magazine Science News, the research group …

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Breakthrough in particle control creates special half-vortex rotation

A breakthrough in the control of a type of particle known as the polariton has created a highly specialised form of rotation.

This opens the door to all kinds of other superfluid light effects, which could have applications in optical communicati…

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Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon

Result could make atomic clocks more accurate.

Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 a…

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Research into plasmonics receives £4.8 million boost

Surface plasmons are waves of electrons that are generated under particular conditions by directing light onto a nanostr…

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