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.
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.
NUS scientists have developed a method for self-assembly of hexagonal organic porous structures on molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2) film to create ordered nanostructures.
NUS scientists have found that the oxygen interstitials in single-layer tungsten diselenide (WSe2) enable it to function as single photon emitters (SPEs) for quantum optical applications.
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
NUS physicists have discovered that recovered carbon black powder can be transformed by laser treatment to give a wide range of colours for potential display applications.
NUS physicists have designed a bipedal nanowalker that can change its walking manner and direction by adjusting the length of its stride.
NUS scientists have discovered the mechanism involved when transition metal dichalcogenides on metallic substrates transform from the semiconducting 1H-phase to the quasi-metallic 1T’-phase.
CQT researchers have built a refrigerator that's just three atoms big. This quantum fridge won't keep your drinks cold, but it’s cool proof of physics operating at the smallest scales. The work is described in a paper published 14 January in Nature Communications.
NUS physicists have developed a methodology to control the electromigration of oxygen atoms in the buried interfaces of complex oxide materials for constructing high mobility oxide heterostructures. 10 Jan 2019 ARIANDO (Group Leader, Physics)
CQT researchers and their collaborators have set a record for the fastest production of ‘certified’ random numbers. The work is described in a paper published 9 October in Physical Review Letters. "To the best of our knowledge, we have currently the fastest source of certified random numbers on the planet," says Christian Kurtsiefer, Principal Investigator at CQT, who led construction of the experiment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NUS physicists have found that complex electron-electron interactions change the energy levels at molecule-metal interfaces, affecting the performance of molecular electronic devices.
NUS physicists have developed new self-directed molecular motors for nanoscale applications.
NUS scientists have developed energy efficient ultra-thin light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for next generation communication technologies.
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.
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.
In two separate studies led by Professor Andrew Wee and Associate Professor Andrivo Rusydi from the Department of Physics at the NUS Faculty of Science, the researchers uncovered the role of oxygen in MoS2, and a novel technique to create multiple tunable, inverted optical band gaps in the material.
Prof ZHANG Chun and his Ph.D. student, LIU Shuanglong together with research fellow, Dr Argo NURBAWONO, from the Department of Physics, NUS have developed a more general version of the popular and widely-used density functional theory (DFT) which can be applied to steady-state non-equilibrium situations. Prof Zhang Chun's work has received attention by Phy.org
A collaboration between Prof Su Ying QUEK from the Department of Physics, NUS and Prof John THONG from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS has shown that "edge-contacted" device geometries in Ni/Co-graphene interfaces result in some of the lowest contact resistances reported to date.
NUS scientists in collaboration with BASF SE scientists have jointly developed a novel device structure for organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) that show unprecedentedly low contact resistance.
NUS physicists, Prof Jeroen Anton VAN KAN and his collaborators have designed and successively micro-fabricated a miniature ion beam source prototype, paving the way to improve ion beam brightness by up to a million times.
NUS physicists, Prof Edward Teo and Dr Chen Yu have found a new type of black hole that can exist in anti-de Sitter space, whose event horizon is infinite in extent yet has a finite area.