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Scientists illuminate secrets of a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time

September 16, 2019

A new nanomaterial developed by scientists at the University of Bath could solve a conundrum faced by scientists…
Stanford researchers developing technologies that run on light

July 29, 2019

The future of faster, more efficient information processing may come down to light rather than electricity. Mark Lawrence, a…
A microscopic image of multiple electrodes on a sheet of Weyl semimetal, with red and blue arrows depicting the circular movement of the light-induced electrical current by either left- (blue) or right-circularly polarized light (right). Image credit: Zhurun Ji
Unique electrical properties in quantum materials can be controlled using light

July 16, 2019

Insights from quantum physics have allowed engineers to incorporate components used in circuit boards, optical fibers, and control…
Research confirmation: night and indoor workers do not get enough light

July 11, 2019

People working indoors should be particularly aware about getting enough light for the sake of their mental health.…
Generation and sampling of quantum states of light in a silicon chip

July 4, 2019

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have found a promising new way…
Jigang Wang and his collaborators have demonstrated light-induced acceleration of supercurrents, which could enable practical applications of quantum mechanics such as computing, sensing and communicating. Image credit: Jigang Wang.
Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing

July 3, 2019

Iowa State’s Jigang Wang and a team of collaborators have discovered that terahertz light –light at trillions of…
Light provides control for 3D printing with multiple materials

March 15, 2019

3D printing has revolutionized the fields of healthcare, biomedical engineering, manufacturing and art design. Successful applications have come…
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A polariton filter turns ordinary laser light into quantum light

February 20, 2019

An international team of researchers led out of Macquarie University has demonstrated a new approach for converting ordinary…
The dynamics of light-harvesting chemistry

February 12, 2019

A new paper provides insights into the chemistry that underlies human-made, light-driven catalytic systems and paves the way…
New 3D printer uses rays of light to shape objects, transform product design

February 4, 2019

A new 3D printer uses light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in only a matter…
3D printing 100 times faster with light

January 15, 2019

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes…
Deep-learning technique reveals “invisible” objects in the dark

December 18, 2018

Small imperfections in a wine glass or tiny creases in a contact lens can be tricky to make…
When light, not heat, causes melting

October 16, 2018

The way that ordinary materials undergo a phase change, such as melting or freezing, has been studied in…
Students want to combat Alzheimer’s with light

October 13, 2018

A newly developed light seeks to reduce degradation of the brain in patents with Alzheimer’s disease. The technology…
Blue light special: FSU researcher finds new chemical clusters emit highly efficient light

October 2, 2018

A Florida State University research team has discovered that a unique organic-inorganic compound containing zero-dimensional molecular clusters emits…
Tiny Shapeshifters: Devices Powered by Light

May 22, 2018

Imagine a generation of devices that operate not on electricity or batteries, but on light — an energy…
Weighing single molecules with light

April 30, 2018

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a light-based measuring technique that could transform our ability to characterise biomolecules.…
“Blue light” of LED streetlights linked to breast and prostate cancer

April 27, 2018

The “blue light” emitted by street lights including LEDs, and commercial outdoor lighting such as advertising, is linked…
Light at Night Can Disrupt Circadian Rhythms in Children. Are There Long-Term Risks?

April 23, 2018

A new scientific study shows that exposure of preschool children to bright electric light in the evening suppresses melatonin…
Light gets ions going

April 20, 2018

Light makes some materials conductive in a previously unforeseen way. In common silicon solar cells, electrons flow when…
Quantum shift shows itself in coupled light and matter

April 18, 2018

A team led by Rice University scientists used a unique combination of techniques to observe, for the first…
Atomically thin light emitting device opens the possibility for ‘invisible’ displays

April 3, 2018

UC Berkeley engineers have built a bright-light emitting device that is millimeters wide and fully transparent when turned…
MATISSE Instrument Sees First Light on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer

March 6, 2018

Most powerful interferometric instrument ever at mid-infrared wavelengths MATISSE (Multi AperTure mid-Infrared SpectroScopic Experiment) observes infrared light —…
Researchers discover a new way of generating ultra-short bursts of light

February 20, 2018

Although critical for varied applications, such as cutting and welding, surgery and transmitting bits through optical fiber, lasers…
Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

February 19, 2018

Whenever light hits an object, some of the light scatters back from the surface of the object. However,…
New molecular muscle responds to visible light

January 29, 2018

Picture a tiny, makeshift muscle that can curl a 20 milligram suspended weight when exposed to light. Under…
Engineers create plants that glow

December 13, 2017

Imagine that instead of switching on a lamp when it gets dark, you could read by the light…
Viewing direction, light polarization give different color to new compound

November 3, 2017

University of Tokyo researchers have successfully synthesized a new compound containing heavy transition metal element rhenium. The material’s…
Scientists write ‘traps’ for light with tiny ink droplets

October 24, 2017

A microscopic ‘pen’ that is able to write structures small enough to trap and harness light using a…
Mantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden world

October 13, 2017

By mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, Illinois researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing…
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