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  1. Physics: Not Everything Is Where It Seems To Be
    10/15/2018

    Scientists at TU Wien, the University of Innsbruck and the ÖAW have for the first time demonstrated a wave effect that can lead to measurement errors in the optical position estimation of objects.

  2. When Light, Not Heat, Causes Melting
    10/15/2018

    The way that ordinary materials undergo a phase change, such as melting or freezing, has been studied in great detail. Now, a team of researchers has observed that when they trigger a phase change by using intense pulses of laser light, instead of by changing the temperature, the process occurs very differently.

  3. Superconductivity And Ferromagnetism Fight An Even Match
    10/12/2018

    Russian physicists from MIPT teamed up with their foreign colleagues for a groundbreaking experimental study of a material that possesses both superconducting and ferromagnetic properties. In their paper published in Science Advances, the researchers also propose an analytical solution describing the unique phase transitions in such ferromagnetic superconductors.

  4. Disrupting Crystalline Order To Restore Superfluidity
    10/12/2018

    When we put water in a freezer, water molecules crystallize and form ice. This change from one phase of matter to another is called a phase transition. While this transition, and countless others that occur in nature, typically takes place at the same fixed conditions, such as the freezing point, one can ask how it can be influenced in a controlled way.

  5. New MVsquare Line Laser Module
    10/11/2018

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is proud to present the first FLEXPOINT line laser module in a square casing (L x W x H: 65 x 15 x 15mm). This latest addition to the FLEXPOINT MV series was designed for quick and easy installation during series production of 3D systems for industrial image processing. Focus, beam position and all other parameters are aligned during production according to customer specifications. Upon our customers‘ request, the MVsquare will also be available in a space-saving version in which the laser beam is deflected by 90° and exits from the side of the housing.

  6. Researchers Quickly Harvest 2-D Materials, Bringing Them Closer To Commercialization
    10/11/2018

    Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as well.

  7. Novel Topological Insulator
    10/11/2018

    Topological insulators are materials with very special properties. They conduct electricity or light particles on their surface or edges only but not on the inside. This unusual behaviour could eventually lead to technical innovations which is why topological insulators have been the subject of intense global research for several years.

  8. Bioinspired Camera Could Help Self-Driving Cars See Better
    10/11/2018

    Inspired by the visual system of the mantis shrimp—among the most complex found in nature--researchers have created a new type of camera that could greatly improve the ability of cars to spot hazards in challenging imaging conditions.

  9. New Half-Light Half-Matter Particles May Hold The Key To A Computing Revolution
    10/10/2018

    Current computing technology is based on electronics, where electrons are used to encode and transport information.

  10. Efficient Light Conversion With Perovskite Nanocrystals
    10/10/2018

    Perovskites are a family of crystals that show promising properties for applications in nano-technology. However, one useful property that until now was unobserved in perovskites is so-called carrier multiplication – an effect that makes materials much more efficient in converting light into electricity.