'Flying carpet': Princeton team's plastic sheet can hover above ground (w/ video)
Researchers realize high-power, narrowband terahertz source at room temperature
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a simpler way to generate single-chip terahertz radiation, a discovery that could soon allow for more rapid security screening, border protection, high sensitivity biological/chemical ...
Improving lasers with microring mirrors
Graphene may open the gate to future terahertz technologies
Nestled between radio waves and infrared light is the terahertz (THz) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. By adding a nanoscale bit of graphene, researchers have found a better way to tune radiation for a THz transmitter.
Scientists put a new spin on traditional information technology
Is it time for a communications paradigm shift? Scientists calculate that encoding and sending information via electron spin, instead of voltage changes, may mean tiny chips could transmit more information and consume less ...
Tunable nano-suspensions for light harvesting
A Syracuse University researcher has developed a patent-pending robust process to manufacture stable suspensions of metal nanoparticles capable of capturing sunlight.
New nanostructured glass for imaging and recording developed
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Southampton researchers have developed new nano-structured glass optical elements, which have applications in optical manipulation and will significantly reduce the cost of medical ...
Acoustic cloaking device echoes advances in optical cloaking
Optical cloaking devices that enable light to gracefully slip around a solid object were once strictly in the realm of science fiction. Today they have emerged as an exciting area of study, at least on microscopic scales. ...
Caltech-led engineers solve longstanding problem in photonic chip technology
Stretching for thousands of miles beneath oceans, optical fibers now connect every continent except for Antarctica. With less data loss and higher bandwidth, optical-fiber technology allows information to ...
Lasers could produce much sought-after band gaps in graphene
CNST offers insights into metallic ferromagnetism using spin polarized electron probes
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology's Daniel Pierce has provided an overview of three decades of applications of spin-polarized measurement techniques to understanding metallic ferromagnetism.
Study raises questions on what causes silicon solar cell degradation
Shrinking device makes objects appear smaller than they are
Pioneer of lasers and optics Orazio Svelto receives Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2011
This year's Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics will be awarded to Professor Orazio Svelto for his pioneering, long-lasting and innovative work in the fields of lasers and optics. Svelto is an internationally renowned ...