News tagged with beam

Creating the tiniest structures on surfaces

Nanotechnology is regarded as the key technology of the 21st century, delivering the fundamental methods, which allow objects just a few hundred nanometers in size to be produced in any required shape. These objects find ...

dateJan 13, 2017 in Nanophysics
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How to 3-D print your own sonic tractor beam

Last year Asier Marzo, then a doctoral student at the Public University of Navarre, helped develop the first single-sided acoustic tractor beam—that is, the first realization of trapping and pulling an object using sound ...

dateJan 03, 2017 in General Physics
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Making waves in accelerator technology

The AWAKE collaboration has reached a major milestone; in the final week of CERN's accelerator operations for 2016, it has observed strong modulation of high-energy proton bunches in plasma, signaling the generation of very ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in General Physics
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Optical tractor beam traps bacteria

Until recently, if scientists wanted to study blood cells, algae, or bacteria under the microscope, they had to mount these cells on a substrate such as a glass slide. Physicists at Bielefeld and Frankfurt Universities have ...

dateDec 13, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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