Phys. Rev. Focus23, 2 (2009) – Published January 16, 2009
The quantum jiggling that molecules experience even at the lowest temperatures–motion associated with the uncertainty principle–is not as tiny as researchers assumed and may be detected in the scattering of light through a liquid.
Phys. Rev. Focus22, 9 (2008) – Published September 16, 2008
Researchers measured the interaction between surface plasmons–electron waves on metal surfaces–with excitons, excited states of electrons in semiconductors. Understanding the communication between the two could improve solar cells and speed up electronic and optical devices.