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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...
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...
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. The ...

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

On Saturday, December 9, PCCM held its annual Holiday Lecture, presented by Prof. Howard Stone and the PCCM team. This popular lecture was attended by over 600 members of the public that enjoyed several different kinds of chocolate, experimented with temperatures and textures, learned about amphiphilic and hydrophobic materials,  and about the...

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...
Monday, Oct 30, 2017

On Saturday October 28, over 40 Princeton University scientists and engineers participated in this engaging science outreach event at the Princeton Public Library. Over 500 members of the Princeton community learned about the properties of synthetic diamonds, infrared cameras and surface tension, between the over 20 tables with demos in display...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Researchers at Princeton University have detected a unique quantum property of an elusive particle notable for behaving simultaneously like matter and antimatter. The particle, known as the Majorana fermion, is prized by researchers for its potential to open the doors to new quantum computing possibilities.

Friday, Sep 15, 2017

These prestigious postdoctoral positions are intended for early-career scientists with a research focus on materials science and engineering. The application deadline date is November 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST. [details]

Friday, Sep 15, 2017
by bornkamp

During the summer of 2017, PCCM hosted 22 REU students from 10 different states/territories (from Puerto Rico to California). The students worked over the course of 9 weeks, focusing on a wide range of materials science topics such as ultra-fast laser pulses, superconducting qubits, thin films and batteries.

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