Editor’s Picks

  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. NIST Team Supersizes ‘Quantum Squeezing’ To Measure Ultrasmall Motion
    6/20/2019

    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have harnessed the phenomenon of “quantum squeezing” to amplify and measure trillionths-of-a-meter motions of a lone trapped magnesium ion (electrically charged atom).

  10. Researchers Discover Method For Mass Production Of Nanomaterial Graphene
    11/11/2008
    Graphene is a perfect example of the wonders of nanotechnology, in which common substances are scaled down to an atomic level to uncover new and exciting possibilities.