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Droplets Bounce on Metal

Scientists make metal surfaces water-repellent

January 20, 2015

Two University of Rochester scientists have found a way of using powerful laser beams to make metal surfaces last longer and be more suitable for a wide range of practical purposes. "We change the nature of the metal surface so that they can repel water," said Chunlei Guo, who is a professor of optics and physics at UR.

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Most likely path

Most likely path

August 1, 2014

In a paper featured on the cover of Nature, scientists have shown that it is possible to track these quantum trajectories and compare them to a recently developed theory for predicting the most likely path a system will take between two states.

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Most likely path

Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

July 18, 2014

Physicists at the University of Rochester have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. An innovative design approach, which mimics evolutionary biology, allowed them to achieve a 10-fold improvement on the performance of previous nanocavities.

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Nano crystals florescing

Crystal clear?

March 14, 2014

Researchers are uncertain about the National Science Foundation's intentions to extend a network dedicated to nanoscience and technology, such as efforts to grow nanocrystals.

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Optical circuit

Peeking into Schrödinger's Box

January 20, 2014

Measurement Technology Continues to Show Its Potential for Quantum Information

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Researchers Vamivakas and Neukich

Researchers Optically Levitate a Glowing, Nanoscale Diamond

August 12, 2013

Researchers at the University of Rochester have measured for the first time light emitted by photoluminescence from a nanodiamond levitating in free space.

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