Techniques and instrumentation

Techniques and instrumentation refers to the development of methods and tools to be used in applied physics, materials science or nanotechnology for design, synthesis, manufacturing, imaging or analytics.

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    Laser-assisted chemical reactions have been used to write reversible ultra-high-density doping patterns in graphene for optoelectronic applications. The approach used two laser beams with specific photon energies and geometric configurations to enable local doping with a high dopant coverage ratio on graphene, while preserving the electronic properties of the surface.

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    Originally suggested for the detection of gravitational waves, resonantly vibrating metal beams have been used in a recent laboratory experiment to measure Newton’s constant of gravitation and to verify Newton’s gravitational law.

    • Christian Rothleitner
    Nature Physics 18, 856-857