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Sharp X-ray pulses from the atomic nucleus

X-rays make the invisible visible: they permit the way materials are structured to be determined all the way down to the level of individual atoms. In the 1950s it was x-rays which revealed the double-helix structure of DNA. ...

dateAug 17, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Nanostructures taste the rainbow

Engineers at Caltech have for the first time developed a light detector that combines two disparate technologies—nanophotonics, which manipulates light at the nanoscale, and thermoelectrics, which translates temperature ...

dateJun 28, 2017 in Nanophysics
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'Scrambled light' wavemeter breakthrough

A breakthrough innovation in the measurement of lasers can measure changes one millionth of the size of an atom and could revolutionize their use in quantum technologies and healthcare thanks to new, lower-cost technology.

dateJun 05, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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