(InterestingEngineering) Researchers from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and the University of Vienna in Austria have developed a new way of both controlling and measuring nanoparticles which are trapped in a laser beam, achieving the results in conditions of high sensitivity. The team concluded that it offered “a promising route for room temperature quantum optomechanics”.
According to the researchers, the current study is only the beginning, they plan to continue to refine the results over time. “This could lead to new ways of tailoring materials by exploiting their nanoscale features. We are working to improve the device to increase our current sensitivity by four orders of magnitude,” he continued.