Publication of the year announced

MCN-enabled research published by Professor Qiaoliang Bao and colleagues at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) has been selected as the ANFF-VIC Publication of the Year, following an internal selection process.

The team has, for the first time, demonstrated a bizarre behaviour of light that could enable ultra-efficient optoelectrical devices and superfast transmission of information.

The team were working with van der Walls (vdW) materials – a class of materials that feature many weakly-bound layers of atoms – and a hybrid particle called a polariton – a particle of light (a photon) which is bound to a particle of vibrational energy (a phonon).

The paper, In-plane anisotropic and ultra-low-loss polaritons in a natural van der Waals crystal, was chosen as the winner by ANFF-VIC’s selection panel due to its impact, pioneering nature and level of engagement with MCN. All papers that were published in 2018 that correctly acknowledged ANFF-VIC were eligible for selection.

For more information on the project, visit FLEET’s website.