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08 February 2018
5D data storage memory crystals
The successful launch of the new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, by SpaceX from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida into a Mars orbit around the Sun, has captured the world’s imagination and attention mainly because of its power but also because of its payload.Famously aboard the spacecraft is a Tesla Roadster, owned by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, but joining the bright red sports car on its journey around our solar system is the Arch Library, created using 5D optical storage...
25 January 2018
Memristor chips on wafer
Related Links:
• Study published in Scientific Reports
• Nanomemristors website
• ISCAS 2018
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered a way of enhancing the capabilities of an emerging nanotechnology that could open the door to a new generation of electronics.In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers show how they have...
23 January 2018
Cleanrooms training at the University of Southampton
Related Links:
• The Optoelectronics Research Centre
• University of Southampton Cleanrooms
• HEFCE Catalyst Fund
The University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has been awarded funding to develop much-needed skills for the photonics industry.The £200,...
17 January 2018
Atom particle
Experts from the University of Southampton, Queen’s University Belfast and UCL have formed a consortium with European universities and British photonics technology company M Squared to test the limits of quantum theory.The consortium will test one of the core principles of quantum mechanics – the physical laws that allow microscopic particles, such as atoms and electrons, to be in two places at once. The groundbreaking experiment hopes to investigate what prevents these principles being...
18 December 2017
Holey fibre - Photonic Bandgap Fibre
The University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is to lead a £6.1m EPSRC-funded programme to develop the next generation of fibre optics and position the UK as a world-leader in this technology.Bringing together expertise from Southampton’s ORC, and over 25 research organisations and industry partners, the new AirGuide Photonics programme will transform future fibre networks and generate enormous potential for a multitude of uses ranging from...
15 December 2017
Dr Katrina Morgan
Related Links:
• Blog by Dr Katrina Morgan - A Woman in Science
Excerpts from a blog by the ORC's Dr Katrina Morgan on her week in Westminster, taking part in The Royal Society Pairing Scheme 2017, which aims to “build bridges between parliamentarians, civil servants and some of the best research scientists in the UK."This was one of the most eye-...