Temporal coherence: Future laser technology reaches new era
Even as the Linac Coherent Light Source delivers X-rays with unprecedented power, marking a new era of X-ray science, a team of SLAC researchers is working to make such X-ray lasers even better. In a paper ...
Forcing mismatched elements together could yield better solar cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- In what could be a step toward higher efficiency solar cells, an international team including University of Michigan professors has invalidated the most commonly used model to explain the behavior of a unique ...
LCLS comes online
The recently opened Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SNAL) provides scientists around the world with a brilliant new tool to understand fundamental properties ...
Adaptive headlamp system introduced
Taking the twinkle out of the night sky
If you are like most people, you probably enjoy the twinkling of stars that blanket the sky on a clear summer night. If you are an astronomer, chances are you find it extremely annoying.
15,000 beams of light: Pens that write with light offer low-cost, rapid nanofabrication capabilities
(PhysOrg.com) -- One Chicago skyline is dazzling enough. Now imagine 15,000 of them.
Clocking Ultra-fast Electron Bunches
(PhysOrg.com) -- Brookhaven researchers have developed a device that acts like a high-tech stopwatch for speedy packs of electrons just trillionths of a second long. This new diagnostic tool could aid in the ...
Intel Milestone Confirms Light Beams Can Replace Electronic Signals for Future Computers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Intel today announced an important advance in the quest to use light beams to replace the use of electrons to carry data in and around computers.
By 'putting a ring on it,' microparticles can be captured
To trap and hold tiny microparticles, engineers at Harvard have "put a ring on it," using a silicon-based circular resonator to confine particles stably for up to several minutes.
Shutting Off the Large Hadron Collider
On hilly parts of the Interstate highway system, road engineers provide steep-grade areas with gravel off-ramps for trucks that lose their brakes. The ramps bring the big rigs to a rough but safe halt.
Imec, ASML demonstrate potential of 193nm immersion lithography with freeform illumination
Imec and ASML collaborated to qualify ASML's Tachyon Source Mask Optimization and programmable illuminator system FlexRay, proving its potential with the demonstration of a 22nm SRAM memory cell.
Transformation optics make a U-turn for the better
(PhysOrg.com) -- Berkeley researchers have combined the scientific fields of transformation optics and plasmonics to demonstrate that with only moderate modifications of the dielectric component of a metamaterial, ...
Shining a light around corners: Scientists explore a new method for curving 'Airy' light beams
We learned in science class that light beams travel in straight lines and spread through a process known as diffraction -- and they can't go around corners. But now researchers at Tel Aviv University are investigating new ...
'Dark Pulse Laser' produces bursts of... almost nothing
In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado at Boulder, have demonstrated a new ...