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  1. Physicists At Goethe University Solve Mystery Surrounding Photon Momentum

    Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize for explaining the photoelectric effect: in its most intuitive form, a single atom is irradiated with light. According to Einstein, light consists of particles (photons) that transfer only quantised energy to the electron of the atom.

  2. How To Bend Flat Glass Perfectly Around Corners

    Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM have developed a new process that can bend sheets of glass to produce angular corners.

  3. Intriguing Discovery Provides New Insights Into Photoelectric Effect

    The discovery that free electrons can move asymmetrically provides a deeper understanding of one of the basic processes in physics: the photoelectric effect. It was first described by Albert Einstein and explains how high frequency light releases electrons from a material.

  4. A Metronome For Quantum Particles

    It is like a microscope for time: Today’s methods of attosecond physic allows us to measure extremely short time intervals. With the help of short laser pulses, physical processes can be investigated on a time scale of attoseconds - that is billionths of a billionth of a second.

  5. FocalSpec’s New Optical Sensors For Inline Inspection Deliver Unrivaled Speed, Precision And Imaging Capability

    FocalSpec is introducing two new Line Confocal Sensors, the LCI1220 and LCI1620. Like all Focal Spec LCI sensors, they can be used to inspect any surface types, including curved, transparent and multilayered materials. All this now happens with a speed of up to 16,000 profiles per second and Z-repeatability of 0.19-0.25 microns.

  6. Quantum Material Goes Where None Have Gone Before

    Rice University physicist Qimiao Si began mapping quantum criticality more than a decade ago, and he’s finally found a traveler that can traverse the final frontier.

  7. The Search For Quantum-Resistant Cryptography: Understanding The Future Landscape

    Quantum computing is set to transform the IT industry. This new computing architecture takes advantage of quantum mechanics to deliver capabilities beyond what traditional binary computing can achieve.

  8. Next-Generation Integrated Photonic Solutions

    A research team from the University of Delaware Department of Electrical and Computer Engineeringdemonstrated the first silicon nitride-lithium niobate hybrid electro-optic tunable racetrack resonator with a modified electrode to enhance modulation efficiency.

  9. Study Shows How Microroughness Impacts Optical Performance
  10. Quantum Computer Used To Solve Real-World Optimization Problems At Manufacturing Site

    OKI and OKI Data (the OKI Group printer company) recently announced that they have applied a quantum computer (*1) provided by D-Wave to calculate optimal layouts for semiconductor manufacturing machines at OKI Data's LED Management Factory, successfully obtaining results indicating that the distances traveled by workers can be reduced by an average of 28%.