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Carbon Nanotube Optics

Carbon Nanotube Optics Poised to Provide Pathway to Optical-Based Quantum Cryptography...

Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information...
radiation detector

Innovative Detectors Quickly Pinpoint Radiation Source

Innovative “lighthouse” detectors that use a sweeping beam to quickly pinpoint a radiation source in seconds are reducing radiation exposure for workers and opening...
quantum materials

Self-Assembling, Tunable Interfaces Found in Quantum Materials

A potential revolution in device engineering could be underway, thanks to the discovery of functional electronic interfaces in quantum materials that can self-assemble spontaneously.“This...
Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers Discover Novel Exciton Interactions in Carbon Nanotubes

Nanotechnology researchers studying small bundles of carbon nanotubes have discovered an optical signature showing excitons bound to a single nanotube are accompanied by excitons...
solar window

Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers-Up Double-Pane Solar Windows

Using two types of “designer” quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation...
quantum dots

Quantum Dots Amplify Light with Electrical Pumping

Los Alamos achieves light amplification with electrically stimulated quantum dots, critical step towards solution-processible laser diodes.In a breakthrough development, Los Alamos scientists have shown...
plutoniumvideo

‘Criticality’ Experiments Enhance Nuclear Safety, Security and Effectiveness

Gathered in a control room deep in the Nevada desert, a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos(link is external) national laboratories...
fusion energy

Channeling Helium: Researchers Take Next Step Toward Fusion Energy

Fusion is the process that powers the sun, harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. However, researchers say that constructing a fusion...
microchips

New Test Opens Path for Better 2-D Catalysts

Rice University researchers have taken a deep look into atom-thick catalysts that produce hydrogen to see precisely where it’s coming from. Their findings could...
earthquake

Machine-Learning Earthquake Prediction in Lab Shows Promise

By listening to the acoustic signal emitted by a laboratory-created earthquake, a computer science approach using machine learning can predict the time remaining before...
Superconductivity

Superconductivity Research Reveals Potential New State of Matter

A potential new state of matter is being reported in the journal Nature, with research showing that among superconducting materials in high magnetic fields,...
quantum emitters

Single-photon Emitter Has Promise for Quantum Info-processing

Carbon nanotubes form first known tunable room-temperature quantum emitters at telecom wavelengthsLos Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon...
nanotube

Well-Aligned and Densely Packed

The ScienceThink of a computer chip that bends, rather than breaks. That’s the potential of a new study by scientists at Rice University and...
quantum dot

Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage Drop

Insights pave way for solar cells and photodetectors based on tunable nanoparticlesSolar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials...
quantum dots

‘Flying Saucer’ Quantum Dots Hold Secret to Better, Brighter Lasers

Fresh insights into living cells, brighter video projectors and more accurate medical tests are just three of the innovations that could result from a...
molecular plutonium

Unexpected Oxidation State for Molecular Plutonium Discovered

New chemical form paves the way for additional transuranic revelationsResearchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaboration with the University of California – Irvine...
Perovskitevideo

Perovskite Edges Can Be Tuned for Optoelectronic Performance

Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDsIn the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los...
nickel chloride

Researchers Obtain Bose-Einstein Condensate with Nickel Chloride

Bose-Einstein condensates – often called the “fifth state of matter”, the other four states being solids, liquids, gases and plasmas – are obtained when...
materials

Designing New Materials from ‘Small’ Data

Finding new functional materials is always tricky. But searching for very specific properties among a relatively small family of known materials is even more...
Biofuelvideo

Biofuel Matchmaker: Finding the Perfect Algae for Renewable Energy

A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight's...