Quantum devices made from half-light, half-matter

Quantum devices made from half-light, half-matter

A team of physicists has discovered new properties of specific particles that are composed of half-light and half-matter1. Such particles raise the possibility of making next-generation optoelectronic devices, including quantum devices that will be smarter than existing smart electronic devices. Known as polaritons, these particles are lighter than electrons by a factor of 0.00001. “TheseRead more about Quantum devices made from half-light, half-matter[…]

Artificial leaf for harnessing sunlight

Artificial leaf for harnessing sunlight

Using a nanocomposite, researchers have made a thin-film device that can absorb sunlight like a natural leaf and split water, making it potentially useful for generating hydrogen fuel1. Producing hydrogen by harnessing the Sun’s power depends on various factors such as light-absorbing efficiency, charge separation and migration in a photocatalyst. It is difficult to makeRead more about Artificial leaf for harnessing sunlight[…]