It could enable tabletop particle and X-ray sources as well as the investigation of astrophysics and quantum dynamics.
Light Lasers and Optics
Doubling the power of the world’s most intense laser
Reading cancer’s chemical clues
A nanoparticle-assisted optical imaging technique could one day read the chemical makeup of a tumor.
Harnessing light to drive chemical reactions
The mechanism transferring light energy from capturer to catalyst is explained, paving the way to design better reactions that use less energy and produce less waste.
Seeing through materials
By developing a fast algorithm to map out the paths light takes through yogurt, researchers aim to someday see through skin.
Graphene ‘phototransistor’ for imaging, communications
New light-detecting device senses light that doesn’t hit the graphene itself.
Twisted semiconductors for future moving holograms
Holographic displays need twisted light. Twisted semiconductors assembled with the help of amino acids may enable them.