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Accelerating light beams in curved space

By shining a laser along the inside shell of an incandescent light bulb, physicists have performed the first experimental demonstration of an accelerating light beam in curved space. Rather than moving along a geodesic trajectory ...

dateJan 12, 2018 in General Physics feature
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Controlling spin for memory storage

Tohoku University researchers have developed a computational simulation that shows that using ultrafast laser pulses to excite electrons in a magnetic material switches them into a transient non-magnetic state. This could ...

dateDec 07, 2017 in General Physics
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Toward a continuous atom laser

Ever since its invention, the laser has been an invaluable tool in physics. It is expected that an atom laser - with the light waves replaced by the quantum waves of atoms - could have similarly important applications, for ...

dateDec 05, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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Designing a golden nanopill

Imagine a microscopic gold pill that could travel to a specific location in your body and deliver a drug just where it is needed. This is the promise of plasmonic nanovesicles.

dateNov 30, 2017 in Nanophysics
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