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Caltech Scientists First to Trap Light and Sound Vibrations Together in Nanocrystal

October 23, 2009

device's nanobeam Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have created a nanoscale crystal device that, for the first time, allows scientists to confine both light and sound vibrations in the same tiny space. "This is a whole new concept," notes Oskar Painter, associate professor of applied physics at Caltech. Painter is the principal investigator on the paper describing the work, which was published in the online edition of the journal Nature. Full Story

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