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Novel Biochemical and Computational Approaches to Increase Mass Spectrometry Sensitivity

Mass spectrometry (MS) has become the leading protein identification technique. Current mass spectrometry methods rely on tandem MS/MS detection, where a prepared peptide digestion sample is injected into the mass spectrometer and analyzed by its…


  • Marc Kirschner
  • Mingjie Dai

New Raman Microscopy Technique Accelerates Digital Pathology

Current methods for pathological diagnosis of diseases require laborious and costly sample processing steps and provide inherently qualitative information. Moreover, batch to batch variations in staining intensity results in highly variable images,…


  • Marc Kirschner
  • Seungeun Oh

Faster testing for illicit drugs

Researchers in the Whitesides lab have developed a portable and easy to use Magneto-Archimedes Levitation (MagLev) device for identifying the composition of illicit drug mixtures. A diamagnetic sample (in this case, an unknown drug mixture) is…


  • George Whitesides
  • Christoffer Abrahamsson
  • Amit Nagarkar
  • Michael Fink
  • Daniel Preston
  • Markus Nemitz
  • Shencheng Ge
  • Joseph Bozenko

Achromatic multi-zone metalens for AR/VR systems

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) hardware is composed of optical elements, displays, sensors and electronics. Optics in particular are highly important to the quality and experience of AR/VR, and classical optical devices impose…


  • Federico Capasso

An achromatic and polarization-insensitive metalens for compact optics

Metasurfaces are a type of flat optics that leverage subwavelength features to control light. Metalenses, a type of metasurface, have emerged as a breakthrough technology to enable compact and efficient optical devices, whereas classical optical…


  • Federico Capasso
  • Wei-Ting Chen
  • Alexander Zhu

Quantum Metrology based on Strongly Correlated Matter

Sensors using individual atomic defects in diamond have revolutionized local magnetic sensing. This technology is based on the insight that higher densities of defects can produce more sensitive detectors. However, at very high densities,…


  • Mikhail Lukin
  • Norman Yao
  • Soonwon Choi

Widely tunable submillimeter wavelength molecular laser optically pumped by a quantum cascade laser

Researchers from Federico Capasso’s lab along with collaborators from MIT and the US Army have developed a compact, tunable laser source for terahertz frequencies, a largely untapped region of the electromagnetic spectrum with exciting applications…


  • Federico Capasso
  • Paul Chevalier
  • Arman Amirzhan
  • Marco Piccardo

Stick-on Large-Strain Sensors for Soft Robots

Soft robots require sensors that are soft, stretchable, and conformable to preserve their adaptivity and safety. This technology provides “stick-on” large-strain sensors for soft robots and enables novel functionality for wearable robots, serving as…


  • Robert Howe
  • Zhigang Suo
  • Canhui Yang
  • Sibo Cheng
  • Yashraj Narang

Graphene device for terahertz wave generation - opportunities for next gen medical imaging

Terahertz (THz) waves are a desirable source for non-invasive imaging for medical and security purposes, as they are non-ionizing and do not damage tissues. However, generation of THz radiation is significantly more challenging than generating…


  • Mikhail Lukin
  • Bo Dwyer
  • Trond Andersen
  • Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi
  • Hongkun Park
  • Philip Kim
  • Eugene Demler
  • Kartiek Agarwal

Integrated mounting solution for solid state spin sensors used for bulk detection and imaging

Sensors based on solid state spin system for measuring magnetic fields, electric fields, temperature, pressure, and other physical quantities can offer high resolution sensing at low cost and low power input. These systems employ point defects in…


  • Ronald Walsworth
  • Matthew Turner
  • John Barry
  • Jennifer Schloss

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