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Photo-accelerated electrons in waveguide produce white light
Shawn Sederberg and Abdulhakem Elezzabi (UAlberta) have shown for the first time that electrons excited via light in a nanoscale silicon waveguide can be accelerated to energies up to several electron volts. Read more...

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