ANIMATION Physicists from Lancaster University have established why objects moving through superfluid helium-3 lack a speed limit in a continuation of earlier Lancaster research. Helium-3 is a rare isotope of helium, in which one neutron is missing. It becomes superfluid at extremely low temperatures, enabling unusual properties such as a […]

3D artistic illustration of the wide-field-of-view metalens capturing a 180° panorama of MIT’s Killian Court and producing a high-resolution monochromatic flat image.” Credit: Image: Mikhail Shalaginov, Tian Gu, Christine Daniloff, Felice Hankel, Juejun Hu The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images. To capture panoramic views in a single […]

Electrically pumped surface plasmon-polariton nanolaser. Credit: Dmitry Fedyanin Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and King’s College London cleared the obstacle that had prevented the creation of electrically driven nanolasers for integrated circuits. The approach, reported in a recent paper in Nanophotonics, enables coherent light source design on […]

Injecting calcium into graphene creates a superconductor, but where does the calcium actually end up? Credit: FLEET ‘Floating’ Graphene on a Bed of Calcium Atoms Adding calcium to graphene creates an extremely-promising superconductor, but where does the calcium go? Adding calcium to a composite graphene-substrate structure creates a high transition-temperature (Tc) superconductor. […]

A research team from Caltech and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has demonstrated a promising way to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene — an important chemical used to produce plastics, solvents, cosmetics and other important products globally. The scientists developed nanoscale copper wires with specially shaped surfaces to […]

Researchers led by Katja Nowack, assistant professor of physics, created this micron-scale Hall-effect sensor by sandwiching graphene between sheets of hexagonal boron nitride, resulting in a device that operates over a greater temperature range than previous Hall sensors. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers As with actors and opera singers, when […]

Magnon excitation. Credit: Daria Sokol/MIPT Press Office Scientists Excite Magnons in Nanostructures With Laser Pulses Physicists from MIPT and the Russian Quantum Center, joined by colleagues from Saratov State University and Michigan Technological University, have demonstrated new methods for controlling spin waves in nanostructured bismuth iron garnet films via short laser […]

A concept image of electronic skin that can sense touch, pain, and heat. Credit: Ella Maru Studio Prototype device electronically replicates the way human skin senses pain. Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and […]

ANIMATION For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed the interaction of a new phase of matter known as ”time crystals.” The discovery, published in Nature Materials, may lead to applications in quantum information processing because time crystals automatically remain intact – coherent – in varying conditions. Protecting coherence is the […]

Schematic of femtosecond laser fabrication of a monolayer TMDC lens. Inset: (i) AFM image of a monolayer TMDC single crystal, and (ii) Schematic of femtosecond laser-induced generation of MOx nanoparticles. Credit: Han Lin, Zai-Quan Xu, Guiyuan Cao, Yupeng Zhang, Jiadong Zhou, Ziyu Wang, Zhichen Wan, Zheng Liu, Kian Ping Loh, […]