News Archive (2018)

Multibit optoelectronic memory

A team lead by Prof CHEN Wei from both the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics, NUS has developed a multibit, non-volatile optoelectronic memory device that is able to store up to 130 distinct states by using a tungsten diselenide/ boron nitride (WSe2/ BN) heterostructure.

High performance graphene-based catalysts

Using computational modelling and simulation techniques, Prof ZHANG Chun and his research team from both the Departments of Physics and Chemistry, NUS have developed a way of activating graphene by using defects in the underlying substrate.

An expressway for electrons in oxide heterostructures

A research team co-led by Prof Andrivo RUSYDI and Prof ARIANDO, both from the Department of Physics and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute (NUSNNI) NanoCore, NUS has developed a new methodology involving a combination of advanced measurement techniques to determine the influence of localised charges on the mobility of electrons at the oxide interface.

Braiding may be key to using time crystals in quantum computing

Now in a new study, physicists Dr. Raditya Weda Bomantara and Professor Gong Jiangbin have theoretically demonstrated that different edge modes of a topological time crystal can be braided and that it is possible to exploit their approach to generate the states necessary for universal quantum computation.

Quantum coherence induced correction to Thouless pumping

In collaboration with a team from University of Science and Technology of China, Prof Gong Jiangbin's research team has now experimentally confirmed the theory and demonstrated that the rate at which the pump is switched on can be used to extensively control the amount of transported matter.

Revolutionising atomic clocks

Associate Professor Murray Barrett who led the research at NUS have discovered that lutetium - a previously overlooked element - possesses properties ideal for making high performance atomic clocks.

Nano-ribbons from speeding nano-droplets

A team led by Prof Goki EDA from the Departments of Physics and Chemistry and the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) at NUS has discovered a way to grow nano- and micro-ribbon structures of molybdenum disulphide that are only three atoms thick and on average hundreds of nanometers wide.

Overcoming adversity

Mr Wong Zi Heng overcame adversity in spite of a cervical spinal cord injury. He is now pursuing a postgraduate diploma in education. He is featured in The Straits Times' Generation Grit: Paralysed at 21, his will to live was unwavering.

Squeezing helps quantum particles get in sync

An international team including NUS researchers predicts a way to strengthen quantum synchronisation, setting stage for experiments.

8th International Natural Science Tournament 2018

A team of Special Programme in Science (SPS) students comprising Year 2 Physics student: KIM Mu Young and three other Science students emerged as the top winner at the 8th International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) held in Agra, India from 29 January to 3 February 2018.

Professor Peter Hänggi receives the Blaise Pascal Medal in Physics Award 2018

In recognition of his pioneering and lasting contributions on the beneficial role of fluctuations in statistical mechanics in and away from thermal equilibrium Professor Peter Hänggi receives the Blaise Pascal Medal in Physics 2018 awarded by the European Academy of Science.

2017 IPS Awards presentation on 8 March 2018

The awards are recognizing the outstanding contributions to the physics landscape in Singapore through research, education, and outreach at all levels. Congratulation to Dr. Cindy Ng Shao Chin, Dr. Abel Yang Jiahui, Prof. Wang Jian-Sheng and Prof. Feng Yuan Ping for receiving the 2017 IPS Awards.

Quantum coherence induced correction to Thouless pumping

Thousands of years ago the Archimedes screw emerged as a superb design to pump water into irrigation ditches. It is believed to be of critical historical importance to the ancient world. On the physics side, in 1983 D.J. Thouless (Physics Nobel Laureate 2016) proposed an elegant quantum pump [1], which directly connects topological invariants with quantized matter transport. Thouless pump has opened up new applications of quantum physics and continues to influence fundamental research.

Energy level alignment for molecular electronics

NUS physicists have found that complex electron-electron interactions change the energy levels at molecule-metal interfaces, affecting the performance of molecular electronic devices.

Track-walking molecular motors

NUS physicists have developed new self-directed molecular motors for nanoscale applications.

Ultra-thin light emitting diodes

NUS scientists have developed energy efficient ultra-thin light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for next generation communication technologies.

New radiobiology beamline at CIBA

NUS physicists in collaboration with clinicians from the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) are developing a new beamline to advance proton therapy in cancer treatment.

Getting cross-Kerr with trapped ions

CQT researchers have exploited the vibrations of trapped ions to explore a phenomenon known from optics. The technique offers new tools for experiments in quantum thermodynamics and quantum computing.

More than meets the eye

NUS physicists have discovered that gold nanoparticles can enhance the light emission from tungsten disulphide (WS2) flakes and reveal minute changes in the material composition.

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