Scientists have developed an experiment to detect quantum events in ultra-thin films. This research enhances the understanding of basic phenomena that occur in nano-sized systems close to absolute zero temperature.
In 2015, a mechanical engineer and materials scientist developed an idea that could change the way people think about high-performance structural materials. Two years later, his concept is paying research dividends.
Engineers produced an elusive diamond crystal structure that could revolutionize photonics. This put them on the path to achieving a material that is the 'holy grail of directed particle self-assembly'.