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Doctoral defense: linearity is totally boring

April 13, 2018

The doctoral defence was the climax so far of ten years of passionate work to achieve optimal control…
X-rays reveal the photonic crystals in butterfly wings that create color

June 12, 2016

Scientists used X-rays to discover what creates one butterfly effect: how the microscopic structures on the insect’s wings…
The Future of Medicine Could Be Found In This Tiny Crystal Ball

February 9, 2016

A Drexel University materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not…
It’s a Beauty: JILA’s Quantum Crystal is Now More Valuable

November 9, 2015

Physicists at JILA have made their “quantum crystal” of ultracold molecules more valuable than ever by packing about…
Research team bends highly energetic electron beam with crystal

February 27, 2015

An international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has demonstrated that…
The first crystal structure of Cysteine protease from Clostridium difficile

December 10, 2014

The bacterium Clostridium difficile causes antibiotic-related diarrhoea and is a growing problem in the hospital environment and elsewhere…
Research team advances understanding of atomically thin crystal growth

November 20, 2014

UT’s College of Engineering has made recent headlines for discoveries that, while atomically small, could impact our modern…
Playing Pool with Carbon Atoms

May 5, 2014

UA physicists have discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene. The finding could lead to smaller…
Researchers show polymerized nanocubes form complex structures

April 1, 2014

Using numerical simulations, Ames Lab researchers found that “hairy” (f-star) or DNA grafted on nanocubes provided a general…
Crystals ripple in response to light: First propagating surface phonon polaritons in a van der Waals crystal

March 10, 2014

This image shows surface phonon polaritons launched by infrared light propagate across layers of hexagonal boron nitride, a…
Research could bring new devices that control heat flow

January 29, 2014

Researchers are proposing a new technology that might control the flow of heat the way electronic devices control…
A first in silicon photonics research: On-chip soliton compression observed

January 17, 2014

An international research team, led by researchers from the University of Sydney, have observed an on-chip soliton compression…
Gadget Watch: Crystal clear sound in glass speaker

January 8, 2014

Members of the media photograph a glass speaker called Clio during the International Consumer Electronics Show, Sunday, Jan.…
Team grows large graphene crystals that have exceptional electrical properties

November 15, 2013

Yufeng Hao, postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas at Austin, demonstrates large, single graphene crystals grown on…
Spinning atoms in light crystals

November 8, 2013

A team of scientists around LMU Professor Immanuel Bloch developed a new method to simulate a two-dimensional crystalline…
Determining the quantum geometry of a crystal

November 8, 2013

Representation of a particle traveling across the energy band. Blue and red colors denote spin up and spin…
Advanced Light Source Provides a New Look at Vanadium Dioxide

October 31, 2013

A schematic of the crystal structures in VO2, showing the motion of the vanadium (black arrows) with respect…
Plasmonic crystal alters to match light-frequency source

October 30, 2013

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Greg Dyer aligns a plasma-containing crystal that is tunable by varying the voltage. The…
Elastic to plastic: high-energylasers warp copper – permanently

October 11, 2013

The exact pressure that permanently changes copper crystals has been pinpointed, according to a study released today.The findings,…
Scientists create first computer-designed superconductor

October 9, 2013

A Binghamton University scientist and his international colleagues report this week on the successful synthesis of the first…
Creating electricity with caged atoms

September 23, 2013

At the Vienna University of Technology, a new class of thermoelectric materials has been discovered. Due to a…
Strong forces at work in simple table salt

September 18, 2013

Inside the chemical processes to synthesize simple table salt crystals, or NaCl, intense electric fields, typically associated with…
Researchers steer light in new directions

September 17, 2013

A team of researchers led by San Francisco State University’s Weining Man is the first to build and…
Researchers discover a way to switch liquid crystals off faster

September 10, 2013

A team of physicists at Kent State University has discovered a way to cause liquid crystals to relax…
Advancing graphene for post-silicon computer logic: Researchers pioneer new approach for graphene logic circuits

September 4, 2013

A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have solved a problem…
New evidence to aid search for charge ‘stripes’ in superconductors

September 4, 2013

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a series of clues that…
Ribosome research takes shape

August 30, 2013

In a new state-of-the-art lab at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, components of ribosomes – tiny biological machines that…
Researchers develop molecular switch that changes liquid crystal colors

August 27, 2013

The switch on the wall turns on the light; flip it the other way and the room goes…
Physicist proves impossibility of quantum time crystals

August 23, 2013

Is it possible that a moving object could have zero energy? The common sense answer is no, since…
Möbius strip ties liquid crystal in knots to produce tomorrow’s materials and photonic devices

August 21, 2013

University of Warwick scientists have shown how to tie knots in liquid crystals using a miniature Möbius strip…
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