New facility reveals atomic details, spurs discoveries with global value

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-4-39-03-pmIn pursuit of computers that harness the power of quantum mechanics, Andrew Houck, a professor of electrical engineering, carves sapphires into wafers thinner than a human hair and uses them to trap single particles of light. Houck performs much of the work at the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM).