14
September
2019
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17:15
Europe/Amsterdam

NUS team finds quasiparticle with unique properties

A research team led by Prof Thirumalai Venky Venkatesan, Director of the NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, discovered a new quasiparticle called a "polaronic trion" that can absorb and emit light, and be instantly destroyed with a small applied voltage, which could be useful for optical modulators.