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Archive – May 2011
Wavy strips of piezoelectric materials on stretchable substrates can both withstand larger applied mechanical strain without cracking and harvest energy more efficiently than their flat counterparts.
"The Optical Society (OSA) and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) are proud to announce the joint 2011 Herbert Walther Award will be presented to Marlan Scully of Texas A&M and Princeton Universities for his "fundamental and applied contributions: from the quantum theory of optical and micro-masers to the quantum eraser, and from inversionless and correlated emission lasers to anthrax detection." "Marlan Scully is one of the world's most distinguished sc