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    Wednesday, September 19, 2007

    A principle of achieving ultrahigh light dispersion that makes use of surface plasmon polaritons on nanostructures.

    Uh . . . . what?

    This makes the technobable on Star Trek: The Next Generation sound reasonable by comparison.
    Read all about it - if you dare.


    Lance said...

    Fascinating, but Zayats is a madman if he thinks the processing rates and plasmonic light dispersion theories he's discussing will be compatible with current technology(at least fully). To liken the matter, it's like going back and placing an engine for a modern porsche into one of the first line of cars. Sure, you can figure out a way to hook it up, but the engine's so powerful it'll shake the car apart. Current tech isn't quite at the level to be able to fully integrate the team's findings. Give it about 2-5 years.

    I had wondered about possible flaws in the theory, until he mentioned how the PLD will equal faster quantum info processing. I read an article about how scientists are contemplating tearing down the internet and starting over(sometime within the next 10 years) in order to achieve a faster info retrieval service. While not quite the same thing, Zayats' experiments will undoubtedly come into play with this tech aspect.

    Great article, Frank...thanks for pointing this out!

    --Lance B.

    D said...

    Er...I'm not nearly as intelligent.

    However I do like the word polaritonic. I think that combining it with crystals (polaritonic crystals) sounds like beautiful sci-fi.

    I'll have to remember this for future writings. Polaritonic Crystals sounds like a wonderful thing to casually drop into your conversation at dinner. :)