Light amplification accelerates chemical reactions in aerosols
Aerosols in the atmosphere react to incident sunlight. This light is amplified in the interior of the aerosol droplets and particles, accelerating reactions. ETH researchers have now been able to demonstrate and quantify this effect and recommend factoring it into future climate models.
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Microcavities as a sensor platform
Sensors are a pillar of the Internet of Things, providing the data to control all sorts of objects. Here, precision is essential, and this is where quantum technologies could make a difference. Researchers in Innsbruck and Zurich are now demonstrating how nanoparticles in tiny optical reson ... more
A look into the magnetic future
This view into processes that take place within so-called artificial spin ice could play an important role in the development of novel high-performance computers.
When water freezes to form ice, the water molecules, with their hydrogen and oxygen atoms, arrange themselves in a complex str ... more