22 Apr 2021 - 03:00
Highlights Excitons are excited particles that form when negatively charged electrons bind to positively charged holes Researchers have now used cutting-edge technology to capture the first ever...
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20 Apr 2021 - 14:41
From left to right: Dr. Julien Madéo (co-first author); Prof. Keshav Dani (senior author) and Dr. Michael Man (co-first author).
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19 Apr 2021 - 23:54
In the physics of the very tiny, strange quantum concepts apply. Electrons act as both particles and waves and it is therefore impossible to know both the position and the momentum of an electron at...
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19 Apr 2021 - 23:46
Excitons are technically not particles, but quasiparticles (quasi- meaning “almost” in Latin). They are formed by the electrostatic attraction between excited, negatively charged electrons, and...
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4 Dec 2020 - 04:00
Heralding the end of a decade-long quest, in a promising new class of extremely thin, two-dimensional semiconductors, scientists have for the first time directly visualized and measured elusive...
Type: Press release
30 Nov 2020 - 17:16
By varying the time between the exciton-generating pump pulse and the extreme ultraviolet pulse that kicked out the electrons, the scientists were able to construct a video showing how dark excitons...
Type: Video
30 Nov 2020 - 17:04
Dr. Michael Man, co-first author and staff scientist in the OIST Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit, loads a sample of the semiconductor material into the electron microscope.
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30 Nov 2020 - 16:56
The instrument used an initial pump pulse of light to excite electrons and generate excitons. This was rapidly followed by a second pulse of light that used extreme ultraviolet photons to kick the...
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30 Nov 2020 - 16:53
 Dr. Julien Madéo, co-first author and staff scientist in the OIST Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit aligns the beam of extreme ultraviolet light.
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30 Nov 2020 - 16:50
The new class of semiconductors, known as transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers (TMDs), have structures similar to graphene. TMDs are made up of just a single layer of atoms that are arranged to...
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16 Apr 2020 - 00:49
The trap clusters (light blue) were found to exist at the boundaries between certain grains.
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16 Apr 2020 - 00:00
A multi-institutional collaboration, co-led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), has discovered the source of...
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