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Colloquiums

Seminar Summary: Nanowire-based devices for THz polarimetry

Over the past few decades THz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) has revolutionized spectroscopy and imaging in this rich region of the electromagnetic spectrum.[1]  THz-TDS directly measures electric field as a function of time, making it excellent for probing the dielectric properties of materials.[1]  The pulsed nature of the technique has allowed it to be extended […]

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News Research

Australian research helping self-driving cars get on the road

Researchers from the Australian National University and TMOS, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, have developed a highly sensitive self-powered single photon detector that could be used to make self-driving cars safer and more energy efficient. A fast, single-photon Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) is far more sensitive than other forms of LIDARs, allowing […]

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News

Phobia of needles? New research could spell the end for blood testing.

Trypanophobics rejoice. Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and TMOS, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, have made new progress towards the development of mid-infrared nanophotonics, which could potentially be used in future biomolecular detectors to allow for breath testing for coming illnesses, replacing blood testing and providing immediate results to doctors […]

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Research

Infrared imaging by ultra-thin nanocrystal layers

Researchers show the conversion of infrared images to the visible using ultra-thin and transparent semiconductor nanocrystals.

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Stories

TMOS aims to bring diversity and equity to nano- and micro-optics

Enchanted by sciences since he was in high school, Ken Crozier hopes that the ARC Centre of Excellence TMOS (Transformative Meta-Optical Systems) will inspire the next generation of researchers, and encourage more diversity among the current cohort. The Centre’s Deputy Director, Professor Crozier is based at the University of Melbourne, where he studied science and […]

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Awards

TMOS researcher a leader in nanotechnology

ANU’s Professor Hoe Tan, a Chief Investigator in TMOS, has identified by The Australian Special Report on Research as the Field Leader in Nanotechnology, within Chemical and Materials Sciences. Congratulations Hoe! Hoe’s research in Nanotechnology is primarily on the growth of semiconductor nanostructures such as nanowires, nanomembranes, nanorings and hexagonal-BN (a 2D material) for various […]

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Science News

Tiny devices promise improved cancer detection

Scientists have made new miniature devices that could be developed into safe, high-resolution imaging technology that helps doctors to identify potentially deadly cancers and treat them early. Millions of people around the world die from cancer every year. The Australian National University (ANU) collaborated on the new devices with the University of Strathclyde and Oxford […]

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Science News

Study puts spin into quantum technologies

University of Technology Sydney The ability to control the spin of atom-like impurities in 2D material hexagonal boron-nitride demonstrated A team of international scientists investigating how to control the spin of atom-like impurities in 2D materials have observed the dependence of the atom’s energy on an external magnetic field for the first time. The results […]