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Program Highlights for year 2013

Fisheye Lens Conoscopy with the iPhone

Research

LCMRC researchers, motivated by a request from one of the Center's spin-off companies, have developed fisheye

(2013)

The Twist-Bend Nematic phase

Research

LCMRC researchers have found an extraordinary nematic liquid crystal phase, a new entry in the most widely studied and widely applied class of liquid cr

(2013)

Coupling a Single Electron Spin to a Microwave Cavity

Research

IRG-D researchers at Princeton University have combined superconducting qubit technology with single spin devices, demonstrating that the microwave field of a superconducting resonator is sensitive to the spin of a single electron. The device may allow two spatially separated electron spins to be coupled, resulting in quantum entanglement.

(2013)

A Key Signature of Dirac Fermions

Research

In solids, the kinetic energy of an electron generally increases as the square of its momentum. By contrast, in a Topological Insulator such as Bi2Te2Se, electrons on the surface are predicted to be Dirac Fermions for which the energy increases linearly with momentum. In a magnetic field B, the

(2013)

Directed bonding colloidal assemblies

Research

•The ability to design and assemble three-dimensional structures from colloidal particles, such as open structures for photonic band gap applications, is limited by the absence of specific directional bonds.

(2013)

Finding a glass needle in a haystack

Research

Metals that are glasses and can be formed like plastics are called bulk metallic glasses (BMG). But not all metals can be glasses and one has to sort through a large number of chemical compositions to find a good BMG. a trial and error processes could take up to a day to decide if a single composition can be molded.

(2013)

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