Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Atomic, molecular, and optical physics (AMO) is the study of matter-matter and light-matter interactions; at the scale of one or a few atoms and energy scales around several electron volts. The thre...
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Laser Cut Jeans
Você nunca mais verá sua calça jeans da mesma forma: mais uma aplicação para o laser...
Physicists Are One Step Closer To Cooling Down Antimatter
Physicists are one step closer to cooling down antimatter.
Iodine Molecular Movie
This movie, derived from LCLS data, shows an iodine molecule moving in the first 2 trillionths of a second after being excited by a laser pulse. The clouds o...
World's first fluorescent frog that glows bright green is found in Argentina
World's first fluorescent frog that glows bright green is found in Argentina Under normal light the polka-dot tree frog is a dull green/brown colour But scie...
The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World's Most Secretive Startup
The world's hottest startup isn't located in Silicon Valley–it's in suburban Florida. WIRED explores what Magic Leap's mind-bending technology tells us about...
World's most powerful X-ray laser gets upgrade
The fastest and most powerful X-ray laser in the world will soon be an astonishing 8,000 times faster and 10,000 times brighter, enabling scientists to see how nature works on the atomic level and on ...
Three 'Twisted' Photons In 3 Dimensions
Researchers at the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, the University of Vienna, and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have achieved a new milestone in quantum physics: they were ...
Mitsubishi Electric's "Aerial Display" Projects Images Into Mid-Air
As soon as the year 2020, you may be seeing advertising or other imagery floating before you. That's when Mitsubishi Electric hopes to have its "aerial display" technology perfected and commercially a...
The Quantum Fridge
When cold milk is poured into a hot cup of tea, a temperature equilibrium is reached very quickly. The milk droplets and the tea particles interact, and after a few moments they all have the same aver...
Material May Offer Cheaper Alternative To Smart Windows
If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It’s a simple enough observation: the th...
How Copper Makes Organic Light-Emitting Diodes More Efficient
Use of copper as a fluorescent material allows for the manufacture of inexpensive and environmentally compatible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Thermally activated delayed fuorescence (TADF) e...
A Nanophotonic Comeback For Incandescent Bulbs?
Researchers combine the warm look of traditional light bulbs with 21st-century energy efficiency. Incandescent lighting and its warm, familiar glow is well over a century old yet survives virtually un...
Making Astronomical Observations In The Laboratory- Researchers Investigate How Light Behaves In Curved Space
To investigate the influence of gravity on the propagation of light, researchers usually have to examine astronomical length scales and huge masses. However, physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universi...
Big 'Schrödinger's Cats' Created
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated superposition over a macroscopic scale of about a half-meter. This finding reveals that superposition is possible at the distances and timescales of ev...
Engineers demo first processor that uses light for ultrafast communications
Landmark advance to usher in new era of ultrafast communications
Atomic physics
Atomic physics is the field of physics that studies atoms as an isolated system of electrons and an atomic nucleus. It is primarily concerned with the arrangement of electrons around the nucleus andth...
Molecular physics
Molecular physics is the study of the physical properties of molecules, the chemical bonds between atoms as well as the molecular dynamics. Its most important experimental techniques are the various ...
Quantum chemistry
Quantum chemistry is a branch of chemistry whose primary focus is the application of quantum mechanics in physical models and experiments of chemical systems. It is also called molecular quantum mecha...
Spectroscopy
Spectroscopy /spɛkˈtrɒskəpi/ is the study of the interaction between matter and radiated energy. Historically, spectroscopy originated through the study of visible light dispersed according to its wav...
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Optics
Optics is the branch of physics which involves the behaviour and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it. Optics usually d...
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Photonics
Photonics science includes the generation, emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and detection/sensing of light. Though covering all light's technical applic...
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Optical physics
Optical physics is a subfield of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. It is the study of the generation of electromagnetic radiation, the properties of that radiation, and the interaction of that ...
Quantum optics
Quantum optics is a field of research that uses semi-classical and quantum-mechanical physics to investigate phenomena involving light and its interactions with matter at submicroscopic levels.
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Absorption (electromagnetic radiation)
In physics, absorption of electromagnetic radiation is the way in which the energy of a photon is taken up by matter, typically the electrons of an atom. Thus, the electromagnetic energy is transforme...
Fluorescence
Fluorescence is the emission of light by a substance that has absorbed light or other electromagnetic radiation. It is a form of luminescence. In most cases, the emitted light has a longer wavelength,...
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Scattering (optics)
Light scattering is a form of scattering in which light is the form of propagating energy which is scattered. Light scattering can be thought of as the deflection of a ray from a straight path, for ex...
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Magneto-optical trap
A magneto-optical trap (abbreviated MOT) is an apparatus that uses laser cooling with magneto-optical trapping in order to produce samples of cold, trapped, neutral atoms at temperatures as low as sev...
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Macroscopic quantum phenomena
Quantum mechanics is most often used to describe matter on the scale of molecules, atoms, or elementary particles. However, some phenomena, particularly at low temperatures, show quantum behavior on a...
Google Fiber
Google Fiber is Google's fiber-to-the-premises service in the United States, providing broadband internet and cable television to a small and slowly increasing number of locations. The service was f...
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