Trapping the Tiniest Sound - Scientific American

Trapping the Tiniest Sound – Scientific American (via…

[ad_1] Researchers have gained control of the elusive “particle” of sound, the phonon. Although phonons—the smallest units of the vibrational energy that makes up sound waves—are not matter, they can be considered particles the way…

Sydney Uni touts simultaneous control of light and sound on small scales

Sydney Uni touts simultaneous control of light and…

[ad_1] Illustration of basic principle of light-sound interaction Image: Supplied The University of Sydney has announced a breakthrough from a team of scientists that it says promises to revolutionise 5G and broadband networks, sensors, satellite…

Detecting a Single Unit of Sound (via Qpute.com)

[ad_1] Researchers can now measure individual phonons -- a single unit of sound. (Inside Science) -- Just as light waves have a particle version -- the photon -- sound waves do too. Called a phonon,…

A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing

A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing…

[ad_1] Tsukuba, Japan - A team at the University of Tsukuba studied a novel process for creating coherent lattice waves inside silicon crystals using ultrashort laser pulses. Using theoretical calculations combined with experimental results that…