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  1. Stanford Researchers Measure Near-Perfect Performance In Low-Cost Semiconductors

    Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in advanced electronics found in solar panels, camera sensors and medical imaging tools.

  2. Long-Range Quantum Information Exchange - Success At Nanoscale

    Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in obtaining exchanges of quantum information on a large array of quantum dots. The discovery brings us a step closer to the use of quantum information as it allows incorporation into traditional microchips and perhaps into a future quantum computer.

  3. Nanocrystal ‘Factory’ Could Revolutionize Quantum Dot Manufacturing

    North Carolina State University researchers have developed a microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots across the entire spectrum of visible light. The system drastically reduces manufacturing costs, can be tuned on demand to any color and allows for real-time process monitoring to ensure quality control.

  4. Testing The Symmetry Of Space-Time By Means Of Atomic Clocks

    In his Special Theory of Relativity, Einstein formulated the hypothesis according to which the speed of light is always the same, no matter what the conditions are. It may, however, be possible that – according to theoretical models of quantum gravitation – this uniformity of space-time does not apply to particles.

  5. Research Paves The Way For Next Generation Of Optical Tweezers

    A team of researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol and Exeter, have created a new method of moving microscopic objects around using micro-robotics.

  6. 12,000 Holes Per Second With 1 µm Diameter

    A new generation of ultrafast process technology is on the market. Higher average laser power and greater pulse energy promise higher throughput and efficiency. When processing microfilters, for example, this makes it possible to drill hole sizes down to below one micrometer much more quickly.

  7. A New Lens On Materials Under Extreme Conditions Allows Researchers To Watch Shock Waves Travel Through Silicon

    Elasticity, the ability of an object to bounce back to its original shape, is a universal property in solid materials. But when pushed too far, materials change in unrecoverable ways: Rubber bands snap in half, metal frames bend or melt and phone screens shatter.

  8. Physics / Laser Light Determines Chirality Of Molecules

    Seven of the ten most frequent medications contain chiral agents. These are molecules that occur in right- or left-handed forms. During chemical synthesis both forms usually occur in equal parts and have to be separated afterward, because chirality determines the agent’s effect in the body.

  9. Physicists Reverse Time Using Quantum Computer

    Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past.

  10. Light Provides Control For 3D Printing With Multiple Materials

    3D printing has revolutionized the fields of healthcare, biomedical engineering, manufacturing and art design.