New technique could allow for data transmission at 100 gigabits per second
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“Massively heavy” atoms can move quantum mechanically within a crystalline material at cryogenic temperatures – a surprising result that contradicts currently-held notions
Normally brittle material can be rolled up like a tube
Researchers demonstrate that entangled photons can be transported across long distances in conventional single-mode optical fibre
New device might find applications in bioimaging, driverless cars and robotics
Devices based on lead sulphide work in the mid- to long-wave IR range