Strengthening weak cohesive forces among molecules and atoms by light
Researchers led by Yoshiyuki Miyamoto predicted from numerical simulations that weak cohesive forces acting among molecules and atoms that are not chemically bonded can be strengthened by irradiation of light ...
Bridging the 'Valley of Death' for photonics SMEs
While research projects often develop new devices - sensors, components, lasers, etc. - it can be difficult to turn these into products ready for market. An EU project has been working on bridging the gap ...
Ultrafast laser technique developed to observe electron action
University of Central Florida physicist Zenghu Chang has done it again. For a third time this year, his research group has published an article in a Nature Photonics journal.
Atoms and molecules on the same wavelength
(Phys.org) —It may be surprising, but in physics the terrain of atoms and the territory of organic molecules are worlds apart. Therefore, in order to have a molecule communicate optically with atoms, the ...
Researchers develop covert optical communication system
Rotational X-ray tracking uncovers hidden motion at the nanoscale
Over the past two decades or so, there has been increasing interest and development in measuring slow dynamics in disordered systems at the nanoscale, brought about in part from a demand for advancements ...
Graphene photonics breakthrough promises fast-speed, low-cost communications
(Phys.org) —Swinburne researchers have developed a high-quality continuous graphene oxide thin film that shows potential for ultrafast telecommunications.
Does light experience time?
Have you ever noticed that time flies when you're having fun? Well, not for light. In fact, photons don't experience any time at all. Here's a mind-bending concept that should shatter your brain into pieces.
Synthetic peptides use the force to influence cell survival
(Phys.org) —Peptide amphiphiles (PAs) are an emerging class of molecules that can be designed for novel therapies in advanced medicine. They are designed with structural regions that allow them to spontaneously ...
Scientists find X-rays can cause reversible resistance changes
(Phys.org) —Usually, when we think of a device that has defects, it means it's time to throw it out. However, for several types of materials, imperfections are what actually make them function in the first ...
Like a hall of mirrors, nanostructures trap photons inside ultrathin solar cells (w/ Video)
In the quest to make sun power more competitive, researchers are designing ultrathin solar cells that cut material costs. At the same time they're keeping these thin cells efficient by sculpting their surfaces ...
Interview with Gerhard Rempe about the fascination of and prospects for quantum information technology
Gerhard Rempe, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, and his colleagues investigate the fundamentals of quantum information technology.
Microscope camera to shed light how living cells behave
A powerful camera is being developed that will enable scientists to examine living cells in unprecedented detail.
New materials for capturing carbon dioxide from combustion gases
(Phys.org) —Carbon dioxide is both a culprit in global warming and also responsible for keeping the Earth warm enough to support life as we know it. It is odorless and colorless, often represented by a ...