Latest Vienna University of Technology Stories

Electron Beams That Possess An Inner Rotation Created
2012-11-05 13:28:11

Vortex beams, rotating like a tornado, offer completely new possibilities for electron microscopy. A method of producing extremely intense vortex beams has been discovered at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna).

The Quantum World Can Be A Surprising Place
2012-09-07 09:14:58

Research at the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) at the Vienna University of Technology has shown that in the quantum world the transition to thermal equilibrium is more interesting and more complicated that previously assumed.

Laser Lab Creates Bright X-ray Flashes
2012-06-07 12:44:30

At the Vienna University of Technology, a very special kind of bright coherent x-ray radiation has been created by an international team of scientists; the new method was presented in the current issue of Science

2012-05-15 13:16:51

A strong laser beam can remove an electron from an atom – a process which takes place almost instantly.

2012-04-25 11:40:07

New laser-effect, discovered by scientists from the Vienna University of Technology, Princeton, Yale and ETH Zurich: If coupled, lasers can switch each other off, leading to a “laser blackout”.

2012-03-14 09:58:02

Austrian researchers have claimed the world speed record for the fastest 3D-nanoprint of objects smaller than a grain of sand.

2012-03-13 10:39:49

Printing three dimensional objects with incredibly fine details is now possible using “two-photon lithography”.

Finding Explosives With Laser Beams
2012-02-28 04:12:23

Scientists at Vienna University of Technology have found a way to detect chemicals over long distances, even if they are enclosed in containers.

2012-02-14 00:05:41

Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about – but now they can be used as "chemical factories".

Physicists Mimic Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids Inside Single Atom
2012-01-25 04:06:50

Rice University physicists have gone to extremes to prove that Isaac Newton's classical laws of motion can apply in the atomic world: They've built an accurate model of part of the solar system inside a single atom of potassium.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.