News Bites

Researchers from NUS have synthesised the world’s first one-atom-thick amorphous material. Previously thought to be impossible, the discovery of monolayer amorphous carbon (MAC) could finally settle a decades-old debate of exactly how atoms are arranged in amorphous solids, and open up potential applications.
CQT researchers and their collaborators describe a scheme that beats the classical precision limit for temperature measurement.
Prof Valerio Scarani from the Dept of Physics at NUS Faculty of Science and Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS noted that understanding what quantum physics is, and what technologies it enables, is becoming increasingly important not only for scientists, but also for the economy, in critical domains like computing, data and cyber security.
NUS scientists have reported in Nature (26 September) the discovery of latent universal electron donors from common anions, like oxalate, which can potently transfer electrons to organic semiconductors, realising the dream to achieve electron injection layers with ultralow work functions which can yet be processed from solution in the ambient.
The academic title published by Oxford University Press is suitable for researchers from graduate level up
Established in 2007, the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) was the first Research Centre of Excellence in Singapore. It was founded with the goal of bringing physicists, engineers, and computer scientists together for research into fundamental quantum phenomena. Through this dedication to interdisciplinary collaboration, it continues to be a major force in the world of quantum technology today.
The scientific satellite brings into space a message from The Golden Record 2.0, a play written for the NUS Arts Festival.
NUS News feature: Of art and satellites.
A team from the NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research & Development Laboratory, including CQT researchers, demonstrate a way to improve quantum key distribution over fibre networks