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Future Of Solar Cells Brightened By Shiny Quantum Dots

Future Of Solar Cells Brightened By Shiny Quantum Dots

Los Alamos National Laboratory The project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight. A house window that doubles as a solar panel could...

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Quantum Photon Properties Revealed In Another Particle, The Plasmon
2014-04-04 15:46:00

Jessica Stoller-Conrad, California Institute of Technology For years, researchers have been interested in developing quantum computers—the theoretical next generation of technology that will outperform conventional computers. Instead of holding data in bits, the digital units used by computers today, quantum computers store information in units called "qubits." One approach for computing with qubits relies on the creation of two single photons that interfere with one another in a device...

Researchers Find Clear Evidence For Coherent Phonons In Superlattices
2014-02-06 13:20:27

Berkeley Lab We all learn in high school science about the dual nature of light – that it exists as both waves and quantum particles called photons. It is this duality of light that enables the coherent transport of photons in lasers. Sound at the atomic-scale has the same dual nature, existing as both waves and quasi-particles known as phonons. Does this duality allow for phonon-based lasers? Some theorists say yes, but the point has been argued for years. Recently a large...

2014-02-03 23:00:16

Digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance, according to a study published online, February 4, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. As mammography screening has shifted to digital technology, a range of computed radiography (CR) and direct...

NASA's New Laser Technology Tracks Arctic Ice With Precision
2014-01-29 06:52:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Flying over Greenland and the Arctic Ocean in April 2012, a high-altitude aircraft completed the first polar test of a new laser-based technology designed to measure the height of Earth from space. That instrument was the Multiple Altimeter Beam Experiment Lidar (MABEL), an airborne test bed instrument designed for NASA's ICESat-2 mission, which is slated for launch in 2017. MABEL has returned new results demonstrating that a...

2013-12-19 12:05:09

This work was recently published in Physical Review Letters In contrast to its apparent simplicity (that brought Einstein his Nobel Prize), the photoelectric effect, when an electron is knocked out from its parent atom by a photon, is quite complicated to analyze in general, especially when the atom contains a large number of electrons. Like the many-body problem in classical mechanics, the quantum many-body problem is very difficult to conceptualize and remains a serious challenge for...

2013-12-19 08:30:40

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GridCOM Technologies, the leader in quantum cyber security solutions, has been cited by editors at Popular Science magazine as "the best evidence" that unhackable quantum encryption technology is one of the 20 ideas that will change the world. The article appears in the January 2014 issue on newsstands now. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131219/LA35873) GridCOM Technologies (www.gridcomtechnologies.com) will be the first to...

2013-12-15 23:00:31

Partnership kicks off with Game Developer Events in Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 GMO Internet Group company, GMO CLOUD K.K. today announces that it has concluded an exclusive partnership agreement with a German company, Exit Games GmbH. Under the new partnership effective October 2013, GMO CLOUD will provide the Photon network engine, developed by Exit Games, in the Asia Pacific region. To mark the start of this new business, GMO CLOUD is working...

2013-12-10 08:36:23

-- Originally predicted in the 1920s by Satyendranath Bose and Albert Einstein, applications could include energy-efficient lasers and optical switches, critical components for future computer systems processing Big Data ZURICH, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, scientists at IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) have demonstrated a complex quantum mechanical phenomenon known as Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), using a luminescent polymer (plastic) similar to the materials in...

Zero-Index MetaMaterial Holds Promise For Future Quantum Networks And Light Sources
2013-12-06 08:25:49

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory The Information Age will get a major upgrade with the arrival of quantum processors many times faster and more powerful than today’s supercomputers. For the benefits of this new Information Age 2.0 to be fully realized, however, quantum computers will need fast and efficient multi-directional light sources. While quantum technologies remain grist for science fiction, a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley...

New LIDAR Technology Can Generate Images Using A Single Photon
2013-12-03 09:58:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of engineers from MIT has announced the development of a highly-efficient lidar rangefinder; a device that allows autonomous vehicles to ‘see’ what is in front of them and surveyors to measure distances. According to a new report published in the journal Science, the new rangefinder can gauge depth based on a single photon – a 100-fold improvement in efficiency compared to conventional systems. The engineering team said...


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Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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Electromagnetic Radiation -- Electromagnetic radiation is a combination of oscillating electric and magnetic fields propagating through space and carrying energy from one place to another. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The theoretical study of electromagnetic radiation is called electrodynamics, a subfield of electromagnetism. When any wire (or other conducting object such as an antenna) conducts alternating current, electromagnetic radiation is propagated at the same...

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