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Chemical sensor on a chip

Using miniaturized laser technology, a tiny sensor has been built at the Vienna University of Technology which can test the chemical composition of liquids.

dateJun 11, 2014 in General Physics
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Laser light needs more bass

They shed light on atomic and molecular processes: ultrashort laser pulses are required to study extremely fast quantum phenomena. For years, scientists have been trying to tune the shape of light waves so ...

dateMay 21, 2014 in General Physics
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Ultra-thin light detectors

A new, extremely thin kind of light detectors was created at Vienna University of Technology. Two very different technologies were combined for the first time: metamaterials and quantum cascade structures.

dateMar 27, 2014 in General Physics
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Diagnosis just a breath away with new laser

(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide physics researchers have developed a new type of laser that will enable exciting new advances in areas as diverse as breath analysis for disease diagnosis and remote sensing of critical ...

dateJan 31, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Laser tripod for better levitation

(Phys.org) —Physicists from The Australian National University have shown that three lasers are better than one when it comes to levitating small but visible objects on light, designing an extremely precise ...

dateOct 30, 2013 in General Physics
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Spinning atoms in light crystals

(Phys.org) —After more than 40 years of intense research, experimental physicists still seek to explore the rich behaviour of electrons confined to a two-dimensional crystalline structure exposed to large ...

dateOct 30, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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