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Nanophysics Sep 17, 2019

Colloidal nanotweezers are new tool for advanced particle manipulation

Tools for manipulating small suspended particles such as cells, micro-particles and nanoparticles play an essential role in the advancement of fundamental science and discovery of new technologies. Especially, manipulation ...

Analytical Chemistry Sep 13, 2019

Researchers develop an optical sensor that detects very low glucose concentrations

The Optical Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I (GROC-UJI) has developed an optical nanoparticle sensor capable of detecting very low glucose concentrations such as those present in tears by means of fluorescent carbon ...

Quantum Physics Aug 23, 2019

Detraction-free light-matter interaction

An efficient light-matter interface might constitute the foundation of quantum communication. However, certain structures that are formed during the growth process interfere with the signal.

Optics & Photonics Aug 22, 2019

Generation of light in a photon-number quantum superposition

Physicists at C2N have demonstrated for the first time the direct generation of light in a state that is simultaneously a single photon, two photons, and no photon at all. They showed that the same kind of light emitter used ...

Condensed Matter Sep 04, 2019

Future of LEDs gets boost from verification of localization states in InGaN quantum wells

Light-emitting diodes made of indium gallium nitride provide better luminescence efficiency than many of the other materials used to create blue and green LEDs. But a big challenge of working with InGaN is its known dislocation ...

Bio & Medicine Aug 27, 2019

Biological risk potential of nanoparticles studied

Carbon nanoparticles are a promising tool for biomedical applications, for example, for targeted transportation of biologically active compounds into cells. A team of researchers from the Physics, Medicine and Chemistry departments ...

Bio & Medicine Aug 05, 2019

Synthesizing single-crystalline hexagonal graphene quantum dots

A KAIST team has designed a novel strategy for synthesizing single-crystalline graphene quantum dots, which emit stable blue light. The research team confirmed that a display made of their synthesized graphene quantum dots ...

Ecology Aug 05, 2019

Quantum dots capture speciation in sandplain fynbos on the West Coast of South Africa

Using quantum dots as a tool to trace the pollen of the long-tubed iris, Lapeirousia anceps, evolutionary ecologists from Stellenbosch University have succeeded in capturing a snapshot of a plant in the process of speciation.

Analytical Chemistry Aug 05, 2019

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria

A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in just 40 minutes, potentially saving patient lives.

Quantum Physics Jul 09, 2019

'Connecting the dots' for quantum networks

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed a new technique that could enable future advancements in quantum technology.

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