Scientists combine X-rays and microscopes for precise experiments
(Phys.org) —Getting the atomic-level fingerprint of a material takes a lot more than just a dab of ink.
Autonomous energy-scavenging micro devices will test water quality, monitor bridges, more
Out in the wilds or anywhere off the grid, sophisticated instruments small enough to fit in a shirt pocket will one day scavenge power from sunlight, body heat, or other sources to monitor water quality or ...
Closing the last Bell-test loophole for photons
(Phys.org) —An international team of researchers has reached a milestone in experimental confirmation of a key tenet of quantum mechanics, using ultra-sensitive photon detectors devised by PML scientists.
Researchers use Raman spectroscopy and STM to allow chemical mapping of molecules to 1nm resolution
First observation of spin Hall effect in a quantum gas is step toward 'atomtronics'
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have reported in Nature the first observation of the "spin Hall effect" in a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), a cloud of ultracold atoms acting ...
More precision from less predictability: A new quantum trade-off
An important advance in the quantitative understanding and experimental verification of complementarity; arguably the most important foundational principle of quantum mechanics.
Flexible polymer opals
A synthetic material which mimics the brightest and most vivid colours in nature, and changes colour when twisted or stretched, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and could have important ...
Coupled particles cross energy wall
For the first time, a new kind of so-called Klein tunnelling-representing the quantum equivalent of crossing an energy wall- has been presented in a model of two interacting particles. This work by Stefano ...
Physics team entangles photons that never coexisted in time
Development of laser-enabling data transmission with ultra-low energy consumption
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation has developed an ultra-compact semiconductor laser (LEAP laser) enabling 10-Gbit/s data transmission with the world's lowest energy consumption. The energy consumption ...
Researchers discover a way to dramatically reduce distortion in long distance fiber cable
Physicists suggest possible existence of other kinds of dark matter
Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor
(Phys.org) —Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones.
Optics: Statistics light the way
Millions of years of evolution have molded our eyes into highly sensitive optical detectors, surpassing even many man-made devices. Now, Leonid Krivitsky and his co-workers at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute ...