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26 February 2018
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• CORNERSTONE sixth call design rules
CORNERSTONE users are invited to submit designs to the sixth call. The platform is 220 nm Si / 2 µm buried oxide (BOX) silicon-on-insulator (SOI). There will be 3 silicon etches of 70 nm (grating couplers), 120 nm (rib waveguides) and 220 nm (strip waveguides). In addition, there will be two layers for metal heaters (heater filaments and heater contact pads).For the first time, a process design kit...
22 February 2018
Rear Admiral Philip Greenish, Professor Sir David Payne and Professor Nikolay Zheludev at Buckingham Palace.
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• The Vice-Chancellor has recorded a congratulatory video.
A delegation from the University of Southampton has visited Buckingham Palace for ceremonies to receive the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.The Prize, awarded for the University’s world-leading...
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
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• 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
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• 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...