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Protein imaging at the speed of life

The European XFEL marks a new age of protein movie-making that enables enzymes involved in disease to be observed in real time.

18 Nov 2019 Nature Methods

A remote control for everything small

Atoms, molecules or even living cells can be manipulated with light beams. At TU Wien a method was developed to revolutionize such "optical tweezers".

18 Nov 2019 Nature Photonics

A one-way street for light

Physicists at Bonn University irreversibly split photons by freezing them in a Bose-Einstein condensate.

14 Nov 2019 Science

Laser pulses create topological state in graphene

The study result was an ultrafast optoelectronic device architecture based on photoconductive switches.

8 Nov 2019 Nature Physics

New measurement yields smaller proton radius

Physicists get closer to solving the proton radius puzzle with unique new measurement of the charge radius of the proton

6 Nov 2019 Nature

Observation of quantum-mechanical ultrafast coherent oscillations in a silicon single-electron device

Quantum behavior of a single electron in the sub-terahertz regime.

5 Nov 2019 Nature Nanotechnology

A cavity leads to a strong interaction between light and matter

Researchers have succeeded in creating an efficient quantum-mechanical light-matter interface using a microscopic cavity. Within this cavity, a single photon is emitted and absorbed up to 10 times by an artificial atom.

21 Oct 2019 Nature

Zero to 7.8 billion electron volts in 8 inches

New technique doubles the highest electron energy ever produced by a laser plasma accelerator, bringing the promise of tera electron volt electron-positron colliders one step closer.

21 Oct 2019 61st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics

Axion particle spotted in solid-state crystal

The axion – first predicted 42 years ago as an elementary particle in extensions of the standard model of particle physics.

7 Oct 2019 Nature