Guidelines for enhancing solar cells using surface plasmon polaritons
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have established guidelines for using surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) to improve absorption in both photovoltaic or photoelectrochemical ...
Nearly perfect, ultrathin invisibility cloak could have wide practical applications
Magnetic shell provides unprecedented control of magnetic fields
Ex nihilo: Dynamical Casimir effect in metamaterial converts vacuum fluctuations into real photons
Accelerators can search for signs of Planck-scale gravity
Quantum strategies fail to improve capacity of quantum optical communication channels
German student builds electromagnetic harvester to recharge a battery
Thin, active invisibility cloak demonstrated for first time
(Phys.org) —Invisibility cloaking is no longer the stuff of science fiction: two researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have demonstrated an effective invisibility ...
Simple theory may explain dark matter
Most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.
Telecommunications expert suggests Earth may have dark matter disc
New measure of gravitational constant higher than expected
New solar cell technology captures high-energy photons more efficiently
(Phys.org) —Getting the blues is rarely a desirable experience—unless you're a solar cell, that is.
Engineers invent a way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body
A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical devices such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators, or ...
Fantastic phonons: Blocking sound, channeling heat with 'unprecedented precision'
Imagine living on a bustling city block, but free from the noise of car horns and people on the street. The emerging field of phononics could one day make this a reality.