Doctoral students David Miller (left) and Andrew Blaikie work on an experiment in the Aleman Lab. They helped develop a device that measures light using one-atom-thin graphene sensors.

A team of UO physicists has drummed up a new way of measuring light: using microscopic drums to hear light.

A small chip-trap device designed and used by David Allcock’s group at NIST in a series of experiments, including the quantum-squeezing approach published in June (Photo by Y. Colombe/NIST)

England-native David Allcock had unfinished research in Colorado when the University of Oregon hired him in September 2018, so before joining the Department of Physics he was granted leave to finish the job.

Tiny electrode tip moves over the interface of nickel nanoparticles on a silicon wafer (Illustration by Shannon Boettcher).

A fundamental discovery made with a specially equipped microscope in a University of Oregon laboratory is pointing toward a new design strategy for devices that can produce hydrogen from sunlight.