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spiral laser beam
2014-11-17 04:00:39

Physicists at ANU have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons.

Biomimetic Photodetector
2014-08-27 03:00:22

Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does.

pillar-based Au bowtie nanoantenna arrays
2014-07-15 05:41:58

An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmonic field enhancement can actuate mechanical motion.

Laser-like Beams That Use 250x Less Power
2014-06-06 03:56:27

With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam.

exciton
2014-04-17 05:41:28

While excitons have been understood in theory for decades, the authors of a new Nature Communications study have directly observed these quasiparticles responsible for energy transfer in solar cells, LEDs and semiconductor circuits for the first time.

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

For years, researchers have been interested in developing quantum computers—the theoretical next generation of technology that will outperform conventional computers.

Light Triggers Ripples In Crystals
2014-03-07 11:09:39

Light can trigger coordinated, wavelike motions of atoms in atom-thin layers of crystal, scientists have shown.

Physicists Discover 'Quantum Droplet' In Semiconductor
2014-02-27 14:31:14

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller particles that briefly condense into a liquid-like droplet.


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dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.