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Latest Vienna University of Technology Stories

World’s Most Powerful Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Developed
2013-10-30 10:39:08

Whether it is diagnostic imaging, analysis of unknown substances or ultrafast communication – terahertz radiation sources are becoming more and more important. At the Vienna University of Technology, an important breakthrough has been achieved.

Caged Atoms Used To Create Electricity
2013-09-23 08:49:43

At the Vienna University of Technology, a new class of thermoelectric materials has been discovered; Due to a surprising physical effect they can be used to create electricity more efficiently

Graphene Photodetector Combined With Computer Chip
2013-09-16 13:26:09

The novel material graphene and its technological applications are studied at the Vienna University of Technology. Now scientists have succeeded in combining graphene light detectors with semiconductor chips.

Physics That Connect The Classical Temperature To The Quantum World
2013-09-09 12:00:32

How does a classical temperature form in the quantum world?

Removing the “Random” Out Of A Random Laser
2013-07-15 14:43:30

Random Lasers are tiny structures emitting light irregularly into different directions. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have now shown that these exotic light sources can be accurately controlled.

Heat Radiation Of Small Objects Is Beyond Planck's Equations
2013-07-11 11:20:03

Objects that are smaller than the wavelength of thermal radiation cannot radiate heat efficiently. A generalized theory of thermal radiation has now been experimentally confirmed at the level of a single object at the Vienna University of Technology.

Light Transistor Developed By TU Vienna
2013-07-08 10:08:30

TU Vienna has managed to turn the oscillation direction of beams of light – simply by applying an electrical current to a special material. This way, a transistor can be built that functions with light instead of electrical current.

Molecular Switch for Low Cost Biofuel
2013-06-03 06:58:24

The Vienna University of Technology, genetic engineers have found a trick, thanks to which fungi can be used for the production of biofuels far more cost effectively than before

New Tool For Quantum Optics
2013-05-28 13:10:27

A light wave oscillates perpendicular to its propagation direction – that is what students learn in school. However, scientists of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) now perform atom-physics experiments with light oscillating in the longitudinal direction.

Quantum-Memory In Atoms
2013-02-28 14:32:19

Order tends towards disorder. This is also true for quantum states. Measurements at the Vienna University of Technology show that in quantum mechanics this transition can be quite different from what we experience in our daily lives.


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