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TU Vienna Researchers Develop World’s Most Powerful Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser

Worlds Most Powerful Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have developed the world’s most powerful terahertz quantum cascade laser, breaking the previous record held by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Continue reading “TU Vienna Researchers Develop World’s Most Powerful Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser” »

New Possibilities for Graphene in Thin-Film Photovoltaics

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In a newly published study, researchers from the HZB Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics have shown that graphene retains its properties when coated with a thin silicon film, paving the way for new possibilities in solar cells.

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Physicists Create and Control a Large Quantum System Built on Photons

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A new study from Yale University shows that scientists can create and control a large quantum mechanical system built on photons, suggesting that they might be able to expand the role of photons in quantum information systems. Light might be able to play a bigger, more versatile role in the future of quantum computing, according to new research by Yale University scientists. Continue reading “Physicists Create and Control a Large Quantum System Built on Photons” »

Graphene Oxide Polymer Offers New Posibilities for Optical Recording

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By focusing an ultrashort laser beam onto a graphene oxide polymer, researchers have developed a new material for multimode optical recording.
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Domain walls as new information storage medium


While searching for ever smaller devices that can be used as data storage systems and novel sensors, physicists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have directly observed magnetization dynamics processes in magnetic nanowires and thus paved the way for further research in the field of nanomagnetism. Continue reading “Domain walls as new information storage medium” »

Researchers make flexible, transparent e-paper from silicon


(Phys.org) —In the growing area of flexible, transparent electronic devices, silicon has not played much of a role. Instead, materials such as indium tin oxide, carbon nanotubes, and others are often used to make bendable electronics. Continue reading “Researchers make flexible, transparent e-paper from silicon” »

Structure Sensor: Capture the World in 3D

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Capture models of rooms, 3D scan objects, play augmented reality games, and develop mobile applications with 3D sensing. The Structure Sensor gives mobile devices the ability to capture and understand the world in three dimensions
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Google unleashes Coder for Raspberry Pi


The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.
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DNA and artificial nose

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DNA puts Stanford chemists on scent of better artificial nose

A new approach to building an “artificial nose” – using fluorescent compounds and DNA – could accelerate the use of sniffing sensors into the realm of mass production and widespread use, say Stanford chemists. If their method lives up to its promise, it could one day detect everything from incipiently souring milk to high explosives.

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Nanodiamond thermometer to take temperature of individual cells

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Researchers working at a lab at Harvard University have developed a technique that allows for taking the temperature of individual living cells. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their technique and just how precise temperature measurements taken with it can be.

Australia’s new supercomputer a boon for climate scientists


Australia’s most powerful computer was unveiled in a boost for climate scientists who need to crunch vast amounts of data to make forecasts and pinpoint extreme weather, officials said. Continue reading “Australia’s new supercomputer a boon for climate scientists” »

Quantum coherence in diamond and fluorescence thermometry

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Thermometry – the measurement of temperature – is critical to a wide range of applications, including many industrial processes, biomedical monitoring, and environmental regulatory systems. However, measuring temperature in the presence of high RF (radio frequency) or other electromagnetic fields – such as are found in aerospace, automotive and medical systems – cannot be accomplished using electrical thermometric probes. Continue reading “Quantum coherence in diamond and fluorescence thermometry” »

“Valleytronics” – quantum electronics in diamond


Diamond is a semiconductor with extreme properties, such as high breakdown field, high saturation velocity, high carrier mobilities and the highest thermal conductivity of all materials. This makes diamond extreme in the group of wide-bandgap semiconductors, which includes e.g., silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN).
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Elementary Physics in a Single Molecule

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A team of physicists has succeeded in performing an extraordinary experiment: They demonstrated how magnetism that generally manifests itself by a force between two magnetized objects acts within a single molecule. This discovery is of high significance to fundamental research and provides scientists with a new tool to better understand magnetism as an elementary phenomenon of physics

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