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.


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.


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.


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.


Optical circuit

Peeking into Schrödinger's Box

January 20, 2014

Measurement Technology Continues to Show Its Potential for Quantum Information


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.