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  1. The Dispute About The Origins Of Terahertz Photoresponse In Graphene Results In A Draw

    Physicists at MIPT and their British and Russian colleagues revealed the mechanisms leading to photocurrent in graphene under terahertz radiation.

  2. Research Gives New Ray Of Hope For Solar Fuel

    A team of Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter has pioneered a new technique to produce hydrogen from sunlight to create a clean, cheap and widely-available fuel.

  3. Novel Thermal Phases Of Topological Quantum Matter In The Lab

    A quantum simulation of topological phases of matter at finite temperature has been realised for the first time by a group of researchers from Universidad Complutense, IBM, ETH Zurich, MIT and Harvard University.

  4. Flash Light From The Nanoworld

    With a super-resolution microscopy method, LMU physicists have for the first time been able to visualize all strands of a DNA nanostructure. This may help in the future to optimize their design for novel applications.

  5. World's Smallest Optical Implantable Biodevice

    Japanese researchers describe a new implantable device no bigger than the width of a coin that can be used to control brain patterns. The device, which can be read about in AIP Advances, converts infrared light into blue light to control neural activity and is both the smallest and lightest wireless optical biodevice to be reported.

  6. Nanoparticle Breakthrough Could Capture Unseen Light For Solar Energy Conversion

    An international team of scientists has demonstrated a breakthrough in the design and function of nanoparticles that could make solar panels more efficient by converting light usually missed by solar cells into usable energy.

  7. Surface Engineering Gets The Red Light

    A method for chemically stabilizing optical nanocrystals, without degrading their electrical properties, has been developed by scientists at KAUST.

  8. Einstein’s ‘Spooky Action’ Goes Massive!

    The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon called entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size. Results published in Nature show how two vibrating drumheads, the width of a human hair, can display the spooky action.

  9. Four States Of Rotation

    With the help of ultrafast spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculations, LMU researchers have characterized the complete rotational cycle of the light-driven, chemical motor molecule hemithioindigo.

  10. New Record On Squeezing Light To One Atom

    A study published in Science reports on how ICFO researchers, with MIT and Univ. of Minho, are able to confine and guide light down to a space of 1-atom thick in dimension. All electronic devices in our daily lives - computers, smartphones etc. – consist of billions of transistors, the key building block invented in Bell Labs in the late 1940s.