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New approach yields fast, accurate model of how small organic molecules move in chemical processes. Machine Learning Speeds Molecular Motion Modeling

New approach yields fast, accurate model of how small organic molecules move in chemical processes.

The image shows a graphic depicting a photoconductive metasurface. New Metasurface Helps Make the Switch to Terahertz Frequencies

A new photoconductive metasurface paves the way for smaller, more efficient terahertz detectors.

The image shows a false-color scanning electron micrograph of the array used to create deterministic single photon sources in epitaxial tungsten diselenide. No Strain, No Gain! Breakthrough in 2D Material that Produces Single Photons

Single-photon emission breakthrough opens a new path toward all-optical quantum computers and other quantum technologies.

Atomic resolution image of a highly branched ruthenium nanoparticle. Improved Catalyst Branches Out and Out-Performs

Improved nanocatalyst used for hydrogen fuel production has record-high stability and activity.

A scanning electron microscope image of a single-crystal diamond cantilever. Taking Diamond Qubits for a Spin

Scientists use implanted silicon ions & electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks.

The image shows how engineered nanoparticle modulates terahertz radiation. Tuning Terahertz Beams with Nanoparticles

The terahertz spectral window is attracting attention for its potential use in submillimeter-wave communication.

The image shows a carbon nanotube. Carbon Nanotubes Give Two Excitons for the Price of One

Tuning the electronic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes, a process known as doping, is emerging as an effective means for generating photon pairs.

Angled view scanning electron microscope image of the device gate structure. A Bit of Quantum Logic

Researchers have successfully integrated the donor atoms and quantum dots; these new qubits don't let the spins, and hence the data, degrade.

The graphic depicts the interactions of terahertz pulses (pink) with a vertically aligned nanocomposite. Remembering Really Fast

Using terahertz pulses, scientists have discovered colossal changes in electricity's flow at the desired frequencies and temperature.

The schematic shows the emission of a single photon from a chemically modified carbon nanotube when excited by green light. Tuning Quantum Light Sources

First known material capable of emitting single photons at room temperature and telecom wavelengths.

A stem cell neuron on a nanowire array. A Nanowire Array to Screen Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Tiny wires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail could one day serve as a platform to screen drugs for neurological diseases.

The graphic shows the dissociation of electron-hole pairs to free carriers at crystal edges resulting in efficient solar energy and light emission. Taking Solar Energy to the Edge

Researchers have discovered an efficient way to make combined solar panels and light-emitting devices.