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  1. Polymer Crystals Hold Key To Record-Breaking Energy Transport

    Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed.

  2. Strain Directs Spin Waves

    It is becoming harder to respond to the demands of the rapidly-growing information society due to failures caused by increased chip temperatures in the ever-more integrated chips used by the latest electronic devices based on semiconductor materials.

  3. Columbia Researchers Squeeze Light Into Nanoscale Devices And Circuits

    As electronic devices and circuits shrink into the nanoscale, the ability to transfer data on a chip, at low power with little energy loss, is becoming a critical challenge. Over the past decade, squeezing light into tiny devices and circuits has been a major goal of nanophotonics researchers.

  4. Nuclear Physicists Leap Into Quantum Computing With First Simulations Of Atomic Nucleus

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to successfully simulate an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. The results, published in Physical Review Letters, demonstrate the ability of quantum systems to compute nuclear physics problems and serve as a benchmark for future calculations.

  5. Generation Of Light-Induced Electrical Current In Atomically Thin Nanomaterials

    Scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have used an optoelectronic imaging technique to study the electronic behavior of atomically thin nanomaterials exposed to light.

  6. Imec Demonstrates Wireless Eye-Tracking Technology Based On Electro-Oculography

    Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, will demonstrate recently at its Imec Technology Forum in Antwerp (ITF Belgium 2018), a new wireless eye-tracking technology based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement.

  7. New High Performance High Load Linear Stages Family, Ballscrew/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications

    The new reference-class linear stages family, L-417 and V-417, from precision nanopositioning global leader PI (Physik Instrumente), are available in ballscrew and linear motor configurations, both cost effective designs, offering high resolution with improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time.  Applications for both include high demands on dynamics, precision, smooth scan motion, short settling times, and low tracking error, such as laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel manufacturing.

  8. Researchers From Saarbrücken Are Developing Building Blocks For Quantum Repeaters

    Physicists of the University of the Saarland have managed to interlock an atom with a light quantum (photon) in the so-called telecom wavelength range.

  9. Tunable Diamond String May Hold Key To Quantum Memory

    A quantum internet promises completely secure communication. But using quantum bits or qubits to carry information requires a radically new piece of hardware – a quantum memory. This atomic-scale device needs to store quantum information and convert it into light to transmit across the network.

  10. Tunable Third Harmonic Generation In Graphene

    Graphene Flagship researchers have shown for the first time gate tunable third harmonic generation in graphene. This research, led by Graphene Flagship Partner University of Cambridge, in Collaboration with Politecnico di Milano and IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova and published in Nature Nanotechnology, could enable on-chip broadband optical switches for data transport in optical systems.