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Lights, action, electrons!

Electrons are far too small and fast to be seen, even with the help of a light microscope. This has made measuring an electron's movement very difficult for the past century. However, new research has made this process much easier.

Oct 10th, 2016

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Physicists observe diffusion of individual atoms in light bath

In a combination of experiments and theory the diffusion of individual atoms in periodic systems was understood for the first time. The interaction of individual atoms with light at ultralow temperatures close to the absolute zero temperature point provides new insights into ergodicity, the basic assumption of thermodynamics.

Oct 10th, 2016

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Metamaterial uses light to control its motion

Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties. The device, which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial, operates through a unique mechanism that couples its optical and mechanical resonances, enabling it to oscillate indefinitely using energy absorbed from light.

Oct 10th, 2016

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Energy jumps back and forth between molecules during transfers

The process of photosynthesis, through which plants convert sunlight into chemical energy, involves a carefully choreographed transfer of energy from molecule to molecule. Exactly how the energy is moved is not fully understood, as it is extremely difficult to observe these transfers, which take place extremely rapidly and on a very small scale.

Oct 7th, 2016

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