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  • n. A proposed analogy to electronics using plasmons


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  • This phenomenon, studied under the name plasmonics, has many promising applications.

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  • "Metal-dielectric materials, also known as plasmonics, can be used to confine an optical field to a very small scale, much smaller than conventional insulators," said Min, lead author on the Nature paper and former postdoctoral researcher in Zhang's Lab, now an assistant professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

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  • Other speakers at the symposium include renowned researchers working in an emerging field of physics known as plasmonics, which aims to one day produce computer chips that use light to transmit information along the surfaces of wires, rather than using electrons that travel through the interiors of wires, as is the case with conventional computers.


  • This opens up interesting possibilities for the future technical application and use of plasmons (the so-called "plasmonics") in graphene.

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  • "As noted by the reviewers of this paper, this technique of visualization opens new vistas of imaging with the potential to impact fields such as plasmonics, photonics, and related disciplines," Zewail says.

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  • Engineers study whether plasmonics, 'light on a wire,' is circuitry wave of future - talks about a new technology that may help speed up computers.

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  • "Graphene seems a natural companion for plasmonics."

    Reuters: Press Release

  • "We expected that plasmonic nanostructures could improve the efficiency of graphene-based devices but it has come as a pleasant surprise that the improvements can be so dramatic," said Alexander Grigorenko, an expert in plasmonics and a leading member of the team.

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  • It will be interesting to see where this area of plasmonics research goes. News

  • Apart from potential computing applications, plasmonics can be used as biosensors, making it possible to more easily determine what your body is doing, and potentially make it easier for doctors to diagnose disease. News


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  • Can every "-on" have its equivalent "-onics"? There should be a technologically accessible source to make "-onics" physically feasible~

    May 1, 2009