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September 15, 2017
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Sound Waves Direct Particles to Self-Assemble, Self-Heal

Berkeley Lab framework supports research into lifelike behavior of inanimate objects An elegantly simple experiment with floating particles self-assembling in response to sound waves has provided a new framework for studying how seemingly lifelike behaviors emerge in response to external … Continue reading

June 3, 2015
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New Design Tool for Metamaterials

Berkeley Lab Study Shows How to Predict Metamaterial Nonlinear Optical Properties Metamaterials – artificial nanostructures engineered with electromagnetic properties not found in nature – offer tantalizing future prospects such as high resolution optical microscopes and superfast optical computers. To realize … Continue reading

November 1, 2014
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Bottling Up Sound Waves

Acoustic Bottle Beams from Berkeley Lab Hold Promise for Imaging, Cloaking, Levitation and Other Apps There’s a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications, including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy, … Continue reading

September 28, 2014
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Manipulating and Detecting Ultrahigh Frequency Sound Waves

Berkeley Lab Researchers Demonstrate Advance in Controlling Nano-scale Vibrations at 10 GHz An advance has been achieved towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today’s medical ultrasounds. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s … Continue reading

May 23, 2014
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Edgy Look at 2D Molybdenum Disulfide

Berkeley Lab Researchers Observe 1D Edge States Critical to Nanoelectronic and Photonic Applications The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, has received a significant boost. Researchers … Continue reading

January 3, 2014
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Berkeley Lab Researchers Create a Nonlinear Light-generating Zero-Index MetaMaterial

Holds Promise for Future Quantum Networks and Light Sources The Information Age will get a major upgrade with the arrival of quantum processors many times faster and more powerful than today’s supercomputers. For the benefits of this new Information Age … Continue reading

April 1, 2013
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Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Metamaterials to Observe Giant Photonic Spin Hall Effect

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have once again demonstrated the incredible capabilities of metamaterials – artificial nanoconstructs whose optical properties arise from their physical structure rather than their chemical composition. Engineering … Continue reading

October 4, 2012
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Questions for Rashid Zia: Brown to Lead Multi-University Quantum Metamaterials Research

Through a new Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Brown will lead an effort to study new optical materials and their interactions with light at the quantum scale. The initiative, which includes … Continue reading