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Metalens Prototypes
November 15, 2018
In optics, the era of glass lenses may be waning.In recent years, physicists and engineers have been designing, constructing and testing different types of ultrathin materials that could replace the thick glass lenses used today in cameras and imaging systems. Critically, these engineered lenses — known as metalenses — are not made of glass. Instead, they consist of materials constructed at the nanoscale into arrays of columns or fin-like structures. These formations can interact with incoming... Read more
Jiun-Haw Chu UW Profile
November 6, 2018
Jiun-Haw Chu, a University of Washington assistant professor of physics and faculty member at the UW’s Clean Energy Institute, has been named a 2018 Packard Fellow by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for his research on quantum materials — substances that exhibit novel combinations of quantum-mechanical properties that could one day transform information technology. As a Packard Fellow, Chu will receive $875,000 in research funding over five years.“It was quite a surprise — and an honor... Read more
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October 26, 2018
UW physicist Jiun-Haw Chu named Packard Fellow for research on quantum materials.Featured on UW News 
August 10, 2018
For a team led by scientists at the UW, the 2-D form of one metallic compound — tungsten ditelluride, or WTe2 — is a bevy of quantum revelations.Featured on UW News 
the crystal structure of chromium triiodide
May 3, 2018
Magnetic materials are the backbone of modern digital information technologies, such as hard-disk storage. A University of Washington-led team has now taken this one step further by encoding information using magnets that are just a few layers of... Read more
April 12, 2018
Jiun-Haw Chu, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Assistant Professor of Clean Energy & Physics, was recently awarded $1.2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) initiative in support... Read more
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April 9, 2018
The research team at the UW have announced that the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX) is officially sensitive enough to find the theoretically predicted axion.Featured on Gizmodo 
CENPA site at the University of Washington
April 9, 2018
Forty years ago, scientists theorized a new kind of low-mass particle that could solve one of the enduring mysteries of nature: what dark matter is made of. Now a new chapter in the search for that particle has begun. This week, the Axion Dark Matter… Read more
one-third of the MAJORANA research team
March 26, 2018
If equal amounts of matter and antimatter had formed in the Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago, they would have annihilated one other upon meeting — and today’s universe would be full of energy but no matter to form stars, planets and life... Read more