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Strike!

As academia in the UK prepared to go on strike, we took at different approach in the group. Moving from microspheres to macrospheres, a great evening for our growing group!

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Review article published

Our review article Optomechanics with Levitated Particles has been published in Reports on Progress in Physics! James Millen, Tania Monteiro, Robert Pettit & A. Nick Vamivakas Reports on Progress in Physics 83, 026401 (2020)

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Best Paper of 2019 award!

The article “Levitated Nanoparticles for Microscopic Thermodynamics – A Review” written by Jan Gieseler and James has won the Best Paper of 2019 award in the journal Entropy. I hope it’s a useful resource for the community.

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EPSRC Physical Sciences Showcase

We were very excited to attend the EPSRC Showcase at the Institute of Physics. We were one of 11 exhibits chosen from the entire portfolio, and were fortunate to hear a lot about national strategic policy, from the people making … Continue reading

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New promotional video

Check out this new promotional video for the research in our lab.

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Optical cavities in the lab!

We have started building our first optical cavity in the Levitated Nanophysics lab. This will be used to cool the motion of silicon nanorods to the quantum level. Exciting stuff!

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Micro-ion traps

We are super excited to get our hands on these beautiful micro-ion traps. They have been created by the Sinclair group at NPL, who have entered into collaboration with us to produce miniaturised nanoparticle trapping technologies.

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