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Synchronized laser pulses (red and blue) generate a burst of real and virtual charge carriers in graphene that are absorbed by gold metal to produce a net current. (University of Rochester illustration / Michael Osadciw)

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Laser bursts drive fastest-ever logic gates

By clarifying the role of “real” and “virtual” charge carriers in laser-induced currents, researchers at Rochester and Erlangen have taken a decisive step toward creating ultrafast computers.

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Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty Member, Dr. Benjamin E. Partridge

April 21, 2022

Benjamin E. Partridge will officially join the UR Department of Chemistry as of July 1, 2022, as an ...

Dr. Hafensteiner Awarded Professor of the Year Award in Natural Sciences

April 13, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Hafensteiner on being awarded the 2021-2022 Student's Association Pr ...

Ellen Irving Selected as a 2022 Goldwater Scholar

March 31, 2022

Congratulations to Ellen Irving on being awarded a 2022 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the m ...

Leopoldo Mejía Wins an ACS Graduate Award for Theoretical Chemistry

March 23, 2022

Leopoldo Mejía, a Ph.D. student in the Franco Group at the University of Rochester, received th ...

Chemistry Grad Students win ACS Awards

November 29, 2021

Congratulations to chemistry students Karla R. Sanchez Lievanos (Knowles Group),&#160 ...

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