New researchfrom the Painter Group describes an optomechanical device that allows quanta of mechanical vibration to be counted by optical means. A recent paper published in Nature, describes this phonon-counting technique, which allows measurement of the statistical properties of vibrational motion.
KNI Board member Michael Roukes and a team of collaborators have created nano devices that can weigh and image molecules one at a time. Their paper, Inertial imaging with nano mechanical systems, was published in the online edition of the journal Nature Nanotechnology. 4-24-15
The device was fabricated in the KNI Cleanroom facility.
Congratulations to Paul Dieterle, from the Painter Group, for receiving a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. Dieterle is a junior majoring in applied physics. He works with Oskar Painter, Co-Director of the KNI, studying quantum information science. Additionally, he was recently awarded the Jack E. Froelick Award, which is an internal Caltech undergrad award for top juniors. [Read more] 6-23-15
KNI-MDL Seminar Series
The KNI-MDL Seminar Series will return from summer hiatus on Tuesday, October 6. The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) at Caltech and the Microdevices Laboratory (MDL) at JPL co-host the KNI-MDL Seminar series, featuring talks on current research at each facility. 6-23-15
2014 Kavli Prize laureates announced
Watch the webcast and learn more about the laureates here.
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