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Scaling down Ionic Transistors to the ultimate limit 2021-05 2D Ion Transport Hong Kong University News
Berkeley engineers demonstrate unprecedented control of light with a new quantum device 2021-03 Metamaterials Meta Beamsplitter Berkeley Engineering News
Perfect transmission through barrier using sound 2020-12 Quantum Science Quantum Tunneling The University of Hong Kong
Space Heater: Scientists Find New Way to Transfer Energy Through a Vacuum 2019-12 Photonics Heat Transfer Scientific American
Quantum jitter lets heat travel across a vacuum 2019-12 Photonics Heat Transfer Science News
Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness 2019-12 Photonics Heat Transfer Berkeley News
Heat transferred in a previously unknown way 2019-12 Photonics Heat Transfer Nature
Researchers balance Casimir effects, make tiny hoverboard 2019-06 Photonics Quantum Trapping Ars Technica
Are we on the cusp of frictionless mechanical systems? 2019-06 Photonics Quantum Trapping Berkeley News
Casimir effect creates ‘quantum trap’ for tiny objects 2019-06 Photonics Quantum Trapping Physics World
Scientists Discover ‘Chiral Phonons’ – Atomic Rotations in a 2-D Semiconductor Crystal 2018-02 2D Chiral Phonon LBL News
Injecting Electrons Jolts 2-D Structure Into New Atomic Pattern 2017-10 2D Phase Transition LBL News
Dawn of High-Speed Underwater Communication 2017-09 Metamaterials Acoustics Ocean News and Technology
Onder water filmpjes sturen 2017-07 Metamaterials Acoustics NRC
Could This Strategy Bring High-Speed Communications to the Deep Sea? 2017-06 Metamaterials Acoustics LBL News
Ferromagnetism found in two-dimensional materials 2017-07 2D Magnetism Physics Today
Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet 2017-04 2D Magnetism LBL News
2D Materials Go Ferromagnetic, Creating a New Scientific Field 2017-04 2D Magnetism IEEE Spectrum
New atomically layered, thin magnet discovered 2017-04 2D Magnetism Science Daily
For This Metal, Electricity Flows, But Not the Heat 2017-01 Energy Thermal LBL News
We Gather Here Today to Join Lasers and Anti-Lasers 2016-11 Nanophotonics CPA LBL News
How to grow electronics that are one atom thick 2016-07 2D Transistor Ars Technica
Atomically Thin Circuits Made From Graphene and Molybdenite 2016-07 2D Transistor IEEE Spectrum
Berkeley Lab Scientists Grow Atomically Thin Transistors and Circuits 2016-07 2D Transistor LBL News
Scientists Take a Major Leap Toward Perfect Quantum Metamaterial 2016-05 Metamaterials Quantum LBL News
Scientists Push Valleytronics One Step Closer to Reality 2016-04 2D Valleytronics LBL News
Paper of the Month Award, January 2016 2016-01 Nanophotonics Waveguide Nano Research
"'Follow Along: It's Back to the Future Day" 2015-10 Metamaterials Ultrathin Cloak White House Blog
"Exciting Breakthrough in 2D Lasers" 2015-10 2D Laser LBL News
"Can't believe your eyes? Scientists build tiny invisibility cloak" 2015-09 Metamaterials Ultrathin Cloak Los Angeles Times
"This skintight ‘invisibility cloak’ is able to hide any 3-D object — as long as it’s super tiny" 2015-09 Metamaterials Ultrathin Cloak The Washington Post
"'Invisibility cloak' could turn beer bellies into six-packs" 2015-09 Metamaterials Ultrathin Cloak theguardian
"Making 3D Objects Disappear" 2015-09 Metamaterials Ultrathin Cloak LBL News
"UC Berkeley research clears path to use light energy in microchips" 2015-07 Nanophotonics Adiabatic Elimination The Daily Californian
"Opening a New Route to Photonics" 2015-06 Nanophotonics Adiabatic Elimination LBL News
"Opening a new route to photonics: Researchers find way to control light in densely packed nanowaveguides" 2015-06 Nanophotonics Adiabatic Elimination
"Nanowaveguides open a new route to photonics" 2015-06 Nanophotonics Adiabatic Elimination Nanowerk
"New Design Tool for Metamaterials" 2015-02 Metamaterials Nonlinear LBL News
"Piezoelectricity in a 2D Semiconductor" 2014-12 2D Piezoelectricity LBL News
"Method for symmetry-breaking in feedback-driven self-assembly of optical metamaterials" 2014-11 Metamaterials Self Assembly
"Outsmarting Thermodynamics in Self-assembly of Nanostructures" 2014-11 Metamaterials Self Assembly Science Daily
"Outsmarting Thermodynamics in Self-assembly of Nanostructures" 2014-11 Metamaterials Self Assembly LBL News
"Lord of the Microrings" 2014-10 Nanophotonics Single-mode Laser LBL News
"New amplifier design could improve quantum circuits" 2014-10 Other Other Physics World
"Excitonic Dark States Shed Light on TMDC Atomic Layers" 2014-09 2D Exciton binding energy LBL News
"Researchers develop new bomb-detecting technology" 2014-08 Nanophotonics Plasmon Laser KTVU
"Lasing plasmon nanocavity detects deadly explosives" 2014-08 Nanophotonics Plasmon Laser Nanotechweb
"Innovation in Bomb Detection Using Nanosensors" 2014-08 Nanophotonics Plasmon Laser Azosensors
"A Plasmon Laser Sensor for Bomb Detection" 2014-08 Nanophotonics Plasmon Laser Optics & Photonics News
"Bottling Up Sound Waves" 2014-07 Metamaterials Acoustics UC Berkeley
"Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity" 2014-07 Nanophotonics Plasmon Laser UC Berkeley
"Edgy Look at 2D Molybdenum Disulfide" 2014-05 2D Edge nonlinearity LBL News
"Berkeley Lab Researchers Create a Nonlinear Light-generating Zero-Index MetaMaterial" 2013-12 Metamaterials Zero-Index Metamaterial LBL News
"Freeing Nonlinear Optics from Phase Matching" 2013-12 Metamaterials Zero-Index Science
"Zero-Index Material Generates Nonlinear Light" 2013-03 Metamaterials Zero-Index
"Quantum Computers Coming Soon? Metamaterials Used to Observe Giant Photonic Spin Hall Effect" 2013-03 Metamaterials Spin Hall Effect Science Daily
"Putting a new spin on photons" 2013-03 Metamaterials Spin Hall Effect IOP: Physics World
"Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Metamaterials to Observe Giant Photonic Spin Hall Effect" 2013-03 Metamaterials Spin Hall Effect LBL News
"Highlights in Research: Photonic Spin Hall Effect" 2013-03 Metamaterials Spin Hall Effect Science
"Performance of Nanowire Solar Cells on the Rise" 2013-01 Energy Nanowire Solar Cells Science
"Bendy 'plasmon' beams focus better than light alone" 2011-08 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Airy Beams New Scientist
"PLASMONICS: Airy beam controls the flow of surface plasmon polaritons" 2011-10 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Airy Beams Laser Focus World
"Accelerating beams: Non-paraxial-limited" 2013-01 Nanophotonics Accelerating Beams Nature Photonics
"Light bends itself round corners" 2012-11 Nanophotonics Accelerating Beams IOP: Physics World
"Weber beams beat the paraxial limit of Airy beams" 2012-12 Nanophotonics Accelerating Beams Laser Focus World
"Synopsis: Optical Boomerangs" 2012-11 Nanophotonics Accelerating Beams APS: Physics
"Two New Classes of Accelerating Light Beams" 2012-11 Nanophotonics Accelerating Beams Optics and Photonics News
"Quantum physics: Time crystals" 2013-01 Other Space-Time Crystal Nature: News & Views
"A Clock That Will Last Forever: Proposal to Build First Space-Time Crystal" 2012-09 Other Space-Time Crystal Science Daily
"Eternal Clock Could Keep Time after the Universe Dies" 2012-09 Other Space-Time Crystal Scientific American
"Computer that could outlive the universe a step closer" 2012-07 Other Space-Time Crystal New Scientist
"Space–time crystals on the horizon" 2012-07 Other Space-Time Crystal Physics World
"Berkeley Lab researchers propose a practical space-time crystal" 2012-10 Other Space-Time Crystal DOE Pulse
"Building a space-time crystal" 2012-11 Other Space-Time Crystal Nature: Research Highlights
"Researchers Build Compact Optical Circuit" 2012-09 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Circuit ACS
"Viewpoint: Crystals of Time " 2012-10 Other Space-Time Crystal APS
"Far-field imaging: New dimension for hyperlens" 2011-03 Metamaterials Hyperlens Nature Photonics
"New class of 3-D optical cavities demonstrated" 2012-09 Metamaterials 3D Indefinite Cavity Photonics Spectra
"Subcellular sensing" 2011-07 Bioengineering Extracellular Sensing Nature Photonics
"Metamolecules That Switch Handedness at Light-Speed" 2012-07 Metamaterials Switchable Chiral Metamaterials LBL News
"First 3D Nanoscale Optical Cavities from Metamaterials" 2012-07 Metamaterials 3D Indefinite Cavity LBL News
"World Smallest Optical Cavities Lead to Most Intense Nanolaser Beams "  2012-06 Metamaterials 3D Indefinite Cavity IEEE Spectrum
"New Tool May Yield Smaller, Faster Optoelectronics" 2011-08 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Airy Beams OSA News Release 
"Shooting light a curve" 2011-08 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Airy Beams LBL News
"Optical cloaks hide objects in broad daylight" 2011-08 Metamaterials Carpet Cloak New Scientist
"Invisibility' cloak renders objects hidden to eye" 2011-08 Metamaterials Carpet Cloak MSNBC
"Invisibility carpet cloak can hide objects from visible light" 2011-06 Metamaterials Carpet Cloak PhysOrg
"Berkeley Lab Researchers Create Nanoscale Waveguide for Future Photonics" 2011-05 Nanophotonics HPP Waveguide LBL News
"New HPP Nanoscale Waveguides For Futuristic On-Chip Optical Communication" 2011-06 Nanophotonics HPP Waveguide Crazy Engineers
"Graphene modulator tackles optics" 2011-05 2D Graphene modulator EE Times
"Graphene Device Modulates Light" 2011-05 2D Graphene modulator IEEE Spectrum
"Graphene Modulators Could Break Network Speed Limits" 2011-05 2D Graphene modulator PC World
"Graphene modulator means 3D film download in seconds" 2011-05 2D Graphene modulator
"GRIN Plasmonics: A Practical Path to Superfast Computing, Ultrapowerful Optical Microscopy and Invisibility Carpet-Cloaking Devices" 2011-01 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Lenses LBL News
"GRIN Plasmonics" 2011-01 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Lenses Scienec Daily
"Hotspots Tamed by BEAST" 2011-01 Nanophotonics Single Molecule LBL News
"Single molecules probe tiny hotspots" 2011-01 Nanophotonics Single Molecule Physics World
"Hotspots on Lit Metal Surfaces Explained" 2011-01 Nanophotonics Single Molecule Softpedia
"Tiny Room-Temperature Plasmon Lasers" 2011-01 Nanophotonics Room Temp. Plasmon Laser Optics & Photonics
"Nanolasers Heat Up" 2011-01 Nanophotonics Room Temp. Plasmon Laser MIT Tech. Review
"Scientists Take Plasmon Lasers Out of Deep Freeze" 2010-12 Nanophotonics Room Temp. Plasmon Laser UC Berkeley News
"Nanolaser Heats Up" 2010-12 Nanophotonics Room Temp. Plasmon Laser IEEE Spectrum
"U.S. scientists take plasmon lasers out of deep freeze" 2010-12 Nanophotonics Room Temp. Plasmon Laser Xinhua News
"Strange New Twist: Bekeley Researchers Discover Mobius Symmetry in Metamaterials" 2010-12 Metamaterials Mobius Symmetry LBL news
"Metamaterials Can Exhibit Mobius Symmetry" 2010-12 Metamaterials Mobius Symmetry Softpedia
"Novel Metamaterial Vastly Improves Quality of Ultrasound Imaging" 2010-11 Metamaterials Acoustic Science Daily
"Novel metamaterial vastly improves ultrasound imaging resolution by 50 times" 2010-11 Metamaterials Acoustic Next Big Future
"Laser powers tiny, golden light mills" 2010-07 Nanophotonics Nano turbine Discovery News
"Nanotechnology: Photons make light work" 2010-07 Nanophotonics Nano turbine Nature Research Highlights
"Nano-Sized Light Mill Drives Micro-Sized Disk" 2010-07 Nanophotonics Nano turbine Science Daily
"Nano-sized light mill drives micro-sized disk (w/ Video)" 2010-07 Nanophotonics Nano turbine PhysOrg
"Nano-Sized Light Mill Drives Microdisk" 2010-07 Nanophotonics Nano turbine Photonics
"World's smallest semiconductor laser heralds new era in optical science" 2009-08 Nanophotonics Plasmon Laser Science Daily
"Scientists Have Big Hopes For Tiny Lasers" 2009-08 Nanophotonics Plasmon Laser NPR News
"World's smalles semiconductor laser heralds new era in optical science" 2009-08 Nanophotonics Plasmon Laser PhysOrg
"World's smallest semiconductor laser heralds new era in optical science" 2009-08 Nanophotonics Plasmon Laser UC Berk. News
"Metamaterials Could Mimic Black Holes, Disrupted Planetary Orbits" 2009-09 Metamaterials Black Holes US News
"Testing Relativity, Black Holes and Strange Attractors in the Laboratory" 2009-07 Metamaterials Black Holes LBL News
"Berkeley Researchers Create an "Invisibility Cloak" 2009-05 Metamaterials Optical Cloak US News
"Invisibility cloak edges closer" 2009-04 Metamaterials Optical Cloak BBC News
"Leap forward for invisibility cloaks" 2009-04 Metamaterials Optical Cloak Nature News
"Invisibility Cloak for Almost-Visible Light" 2009-04 Metamaterials Optical Cloak AAAS
"Berkeley Researchers Create First Hyperlens for Sound Waves" 2009-10 Metameterials Acoustics LBL News
"Beyond Diffraction" 2007-05 Metamaterials Hyperlens Nature
"Superlenses bring the nanoworld into focus"  2007-03 Metamaterials Hyperlens Nature
"Light Fantastic: Flirting with Invisibility" 2007-06 Metamaterials Superlens NYT
"Visible Light Bent the 'Wrong' Way" 2007-03 Metamaterials Superlens Scientific America
"Nano-objects under the light microscope" 2007-03 Metamaterials Superlens Chemistry World
"Superlens Far and Away" 2007-03 Metamaterials Superlens Nature Photonics
"Scientific American Magazine Highlights Zhang Group’s Research" 2007-07 Metamaterials Superlens Scientific America
"Nanoscale 'Pins' Enhance SERS" 2007-05 Nanophotonics SERS Photonics
"Micro-optics and Megapixels" 2006-11 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Lens Optics and Photoincs New
 Top 100 Stories of 2008 2008 Metamaterials 3D Negative Index DISCOVER
 Top 10 Scientific Discoveries 2008 Metamaterials 3D Negative Index TIME
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"Surpassing Nature, Scientists Bend Light Backward" 2008-08 Metamaterials 3D Negative Index NYT
"Invisibility cloak 'step closer'" 2008-08 Metamaterials 3D Negative Index BBC
"Ultrasonic Metamaterial Reported in Nature Materials" 2006-06 Metamaterials 3D Negative Index Nature Materials
Prof. Zhang interviewed by National Geography 2010-10 Metamaterials 3D Negative Index Natl. Geo.
"Surface Plasmons Utilized to Achieve High-Density Nanolithography" 2004-06 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Lithography Cambridge Core
"Berkeley researchers from NSF SINAM find way to make smaller chips" 2009-06 Nanophotonics Plasmonic Lithography ABC 
"Artificial Materials Show Terahertz Response" 2004-04 Metamaterials THz Magnetism Materials Today
"Science Closes in On Perfect Lens" 2004-03 Metamaterials THz Magnetism BBC
"Researchers Create Terahertz Magnetism From Non-magnetic Materials" 2004-03 Metamaterials THz Magnetism Science Daily
"Discovery May Lead to New Imaging Tools" 2004-03 Metamaterials THz Magnetism SJ Business Journal