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Mastering metastable matter

The phenomenon of metastability, in which a system is in a state that is stable but not the one of least energy, is widely observed in nature and technology. Yet, many aspects underlying the mechanisms governing the behaviour ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in Quantum Physics
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Metamaterials bend waves of all kinds

As the exciting new field of metamaterials advances, Duke has become one of the world's leading centers of this research. Founded in 2009, Duke's Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics (CMIP) has grown to encompass ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in Optics & Photonics
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Why is it so hot at night in some cities?

During the nighttime, it is hotter in the city than in nearby suburbs or the countryside. But just how much hotter differs between cities. Researchers from the MSE2 (CNRS / MIT) international joint research laboratory and ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in General Physics
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Scaling silicon quantum photonic technology

An international team of quantum scientists and engineers led by the University of Bristol and involving groups from China, Denmark, Spain, Germany and Poland, have realised an advanced large-scale silicon quantum photonic ...

dateMar 09, 2018 in Quantum Physics
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