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Scientists bring order, and color, to microparticles

Scientists have developed a technique that prompts microparticles to form ordered structures in a variety of materials. The advance offers a method to potentially improve the makeup and color of optical materials used in computer screens along with other consumer products.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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Researchers clear the way for fast plasmonic chips

Researchers have developed a new method for optical communication on a chip, which will give a possibility to decrease the size of optical and optoelectronic elements and increase the computer performance several tenfold. They have proposed the way to completely eliminate energy losses of surface plasmons in optical devices.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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Quantum states in a nano-object manipulated using a mechanical system

Scientists have used resonators made from single-crystalline diamonds to develop a novel device in which a quantum system is integrated into a mechanical oscillating system. For the first time, the researchers were able to show that this mechanical system can be used to coherently manipulate an electron spin embedded in the resonator - without external antennas or complex microelectronic structures.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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Compact optical data transmission

Researchers developed a plasmonic Mach-Zehnder modulator of only 12.5 micrometers length which converts digital electrical signals into optical signals at a rate of up to 108 gigabit per second,

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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Self-assembling nano... whiskers? (w/video)

Researchers have developed a way to make these structures grow in an electron microscope. By recording the atoms self-assembling to form the whiskers - renamed in modern fashion as nanowires - they hope to understand how they grow and how to tune the growth conditions to build nano-devices.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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Proving nanoparticles in sunscreen products

Loads of cosmetics like sunscreen lotions contain titanium dioxide. These nanoparticles are contentious. But it is difficult to prove that the particles are in the lotions. Using a newly developed method, the particles can now be calculated.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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