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  1. Smart New Method To Manufacture Organic Solar Cells
    2/5/2018

    The energy efficiency of organic solar cells is approaching that of conventional silicon solar cells, but they don't necessarily have to compete on the same market.

     

  2. Electro-Mechano-Optical NMR Detection
    2/5/2018

    An international research project led by Kazuyuki Takeda of Kyoto University and Koji Usami of the University of Tokyo has developed a new method of light detection for nuclear magnetic resonance -- NMR -- by up-converting NMR radio-frequency signals into optical signals.

  3. Controlling Quantum Interactions In A Single Material
    2/5/2018

    The search and manipulation of novel properties emerging from the quantum nature of matter could lead to next-generation electronics and quantum computers. But finding or designing materials that can host such quantum interactions is a difficult task.

  4. Stanford Researchers Discover A New Way Of Generating Ultra-Short Bursts Of Light
    2/2/2018

    Although critical for varied applications, such as cutting and welding, surgery and transmitting bits through optical fiber, lasers have some limitations – namely, they only produce light in limited wavelength ranges. Now, researchers from the Ginzton Lab at Stanford University have modified similar light sources, called optical parametric oscillators, to overcome this obstacle.

  5. Monitoring Positive Charges In Solar Materials
    2/2/2018

    Scientists as EPFL, PSI and the Argonne National Laboratory have implemented a novel way of detecting positive charges (holes) and their trapping in solar materials. The work is published in Nature Communications.

  6. Building Miniature Optical Antennas Using DNA As A Guide
    2/2/2018

    Research groups from University of Jyväskylä and Aalto University (Finland) together with researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech, USA) and Aarhus University (iNANO Center, Denmark) have reported a new highly parallel technique to fabricate precise metallic nanostructures with designed plasmonic properties by means of different self-assembled DNA origami shapes.

  7. New Use For Telecomm Networks: Helping Scientists Peer Into Deep Space
    2/1/2018

    For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that a stable frequency reference can be reliably transmitted more than 300 kilometers over a standard fiber optic telecommunications network and used to synchronize two radio telescopes.

  8. New, Safe Quantum Dots Of Zinc Oxide
    2/1/2018

    Quantum dots of zinc oxide produced by a new method involving organometallic precursors are safe for human cells - demonstrated by chemists from Warsaw. The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the PAS informed PAP about the new method of producing ZnO quantum dots.

  9. Scientists Discover ‘Chiral Phonons’ – Atomic Rotations In A 2-D Semiconductor Crystal
    2/1/2018

    A research team from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found the first evidence that a shaking motion in the structure of an atomically thin (2-D) material possesses a naturally occurring circular rotation.

  10. New Technique Can Capture Images Of Ultrafast Energy-Time Entangled Photon Pairs
    2/1/2018

    Scientists at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo have captured the first images of ultrafast photons that are energy-time entangled.