Latest Headlines

  1. 'Squeezed' Light Cools Object Below Quantum Limit

    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has successfully cooled a microscopic aluminum drum to an unprecedented one-fifth of a single quantum of energy, the coldest a mechanical object has ever approached absolute zero.

  2. Chemistry On The Edge: Study Pinpoints Most Active Areas Of Reactions On Nanoscale Particles

    Defects and jagged surfaces at the edges of nanosized platinum and gold particles are key hot spots for chemical reactivity, a team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel confirmed with a unique infrared probe.

  3. American Innovation And Competitiveness Act Hailed By SPIE

    Photonics industry and STEM advocates associated with SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are commending the U.S.

  4. New Laser Based On Unusual Physics Phenomenon Could Improve Telecommunications, Computing And More

    Researchers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated the world’s first laser based on an unconventional wave physics phenomenon called bound states in the continuum.

  5. NIST Physicists ‘Squeeze’ Light To Cool Microscopic Drum Below Quantum Limit

    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature lower than previously thought possible, below the so-called “quantum limit.”

  6. CWRU Researchers Directly Measure How Perovskite Solar Films Efficiently Convert Light To Power

    Solar cells made with films mimicking the structure of the mineral perovskite are the focus of worldwide research.

  7. Amplification Of Relativistic Electron Pulses By Direct Acceleration In The Laser Field

    A targeted and direct acceleration of electrons in extremely strong laser fields would enable novel, ultra-compact accelerators to be realized.

  8. MIT's Low-Cost Microscope Images Micron-Sized Particles

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a portable yet powerful microscope capable of chemically identifying individual micron-sized particles.

  9. Illinois Team Advances GaN-On-Silicon Technology Towards Scalable High Electron Mobility Transistors

    A team of University of Illinois researchers has recently advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology by optimizing the composition of the semiconductor layers that make up the device.

  10. Researchers Create Practical And Versatile Microscopic Optomechanical Device

    Researchers have developed a new type of optomechanical device that uses a microscopic silicon disk to confine optical and mechanical waves.