Editor’s Picks

  1. New Quantum Phenomena Helps To Understand Fundamental Limits Of Graphene Electronics
    7/26/2019

    A team of researchers from the Universities of Manchester, Nottingham and Loughborough have discovered quantum phenomena that helps to understand the fundamental limits of graphene electronics.

  2. Thinnest Optical Waveguide Channels Light Within Just Three Layers Of Atoms
    8/12/2019

    Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the thinnest optical device in the world—a waveguide that is three layers of atoms thin.

  3. Mapping The Energetic Landscape Of Solar Cells
    8/12/2019

    A new spectroscopic method now makes it possible to measure and visualise the energetic landscape inside solar cells based on organic materials. It was developed by a research team led by Prof. Dr Yana Vaynzof, a physicist at Heidelberg University.

  4. Dresden Physicists Use Nanostructures To Free Photons For Highly Efficient White OLEDs
    7/11/2019

    Thanks to intensive research in the past three decades, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have been steadily conquering the electronics market - from OLED mobile phone displays to roll-out television screens, the list of applications is long.

  5. How To Trick Electrons To See The Hidden Face Of Crystals
    7/25/2019

    The 3D analysis of crystal structures requires a full 3D view of the crystals. Crystals as small as powder, with edges less than one micrometer, can only be analysed with electron radiation. With electron crystallography, a full 360-degree view of a single crystal is technically impossible.

  6. Atomic ‘Trojan Horse’ Could Inspire New Generation Of X-Ray Lasers And Particle Colliders
    8/12/2019

    How do researchers explore nature on its most fundamental level? They build “supermicroscopes” that can resolve atomic and subatomic details. This won’t work with visible light, but they can probe the tiniest dimensions of matter with beams of electrons, either by using them directly in particle colliders or by converting their energy into bright X-rays in X-ray lasers.

  7. Tiny Laser Has Potential In Drug Quality Control, Medical Diagnosis, Airplane Safety
    7/24/2019

    In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules on the pharmaceutical production line or classify tissue in patients’ skin, a Princeton-led team of researchers have created an imaging system that uses lasers small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.

  8. Researchers Develop Materials That Can Revolutionize How Light Is Harnessed For Solar Energy
    8/13/2019

    Researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells, providing a tool to help push forward the development of next-generation devices.

  9. SPIE Photonics West Surpasses Expectations As Visitors Exceed 17,000
    2/1/2007
    Technical conferences, courses and the exhibition at Photonics West attracted over 17,000 people to the San Jose Convention Center during the week-long event
  10. Quantum Logic With Photons
    7/12/2016

    Light particles completely ignore each other. In order that these particles can nevertheless switch each other when processing quantum information, researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching have now developed a universal quantum gate.