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Australia Opens Nanoscale Institute

Photonics.com
May 2016
SYDNEY, May 26, 2016 — The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST) has opened at The University of Sydney. The institute is staffed by researchers working at the nanoscale in the fields of computing, communication, energy storage, biofuels, alloys and health.

AINST is headquartered at the $150 million Sydney Nanoscience Hub, which includes research labs, a research/prototype foundry and cleanroom, a transmission electron microscope suite, as well as teaching workspaces.

The institute’s five flagship projects are Measurement and Control at the Nanoscale, Quantum Simulation, Nanoscale Photonic Circuits, Energy and Environment, and Health and Medicine. Specific technologies to be addressed include quantum clocks and computers, photonic chips for computers and smartphones, and secure communications using single photons.

For more information, visit http://sydney.edu.au/nano.


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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