News tagged with phonons

Celebrated optical trick goes vibrational

A micromechanical device generates a series of precise, equally spaced vibration frequencies, analogous to the light of the "optical frequency comb," which has dramatically improved precision measurements and could lead to ...

dateMar 06, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Tunable sound transmission shapes up

The ability to control fine-scale acoustic waves known as phonons could lead to new sensing and surgery technologies, or even materials that are invisible to sonar. This pursuit led researchers at King Abdullah University ...

dateOct 07, 2016 in General Physics
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