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Friday, Jul 6, 2018
Diamonds are prized for their purity, but their flaws might hold the key to a new type of highly secure communications.
Thursday, Jul 5, 2018
PCCM is beginning the process of determining the Center’s research directions for the upcoming renewal proposal. The NSF is expected to announce the solicitation for the renewal competition in January 2019 with pre-proposals due in Spring 2019. 
Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
by srm3
On June 11, PCCM welcomed 15 undergraduate students from a wide variety of universities in the United States (University of Florida, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, among others) to pursue research in materials science this Summer.
Thursday, Mar 22, 2018
In mid-December, Jacob Taylor, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and PCCM IRG-3 investigator, took the job of assistant director for quantum information science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Monday, Mar 5, 2018
A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information — known as qubits — that are not immediately adjacent to each other. The new study on silicon qubits and light was led by Jason Petta's team at Princeton University.
Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
The researchers in Princeton’s Complex Fluids laboratory are sometimes inspired by a cup of coffee or a permanent marker. Such everyday items may seem like odd subjects of inquiry in a lab known for its cutting-edge research, but in fact the coffee — a latte actually — acts as a model system to study pattern formation in liquids, which could lead to applications in food science, and the permanent markers may suggest ways to transfer patterns of micro-fabricated electronics from one surface to another.
Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
Despite their charm and allure, diamonds are rarely perfect. They have tiny defects that, to assistant professor Nathalie de Leon (IRG-3 investigator), make them ever so appealing. These atom-sized mistakes have enormous potential in technologies for high-resolution imaging and secure communication lines.
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017
In a major step toward making a quantum computer using everyday materials, a team led by researchers at Princeton University has constructed a key piece of silicon hardware capable of controlling quantum behavior between two electrons with extremely high precision.
Sunday, Dec 10, 2017
On Saturday, December 9, PCCM held its annual Holiday Lecture, presented by Prof. Howard Stone and the PCCM team.
Friday, Nov 10, 2017
by bornkamp
Scientists from Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have won 2017 Edison Patent Awards from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. Princeton alumna and trustee Laura Overdeck was honored as Educator of the Year. The winners were recognized Nov. 2 at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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