Quantum start-up targets single photons, perovskite pioneers bag Rank Prize

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Our first guest in this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast is the physicist Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, who is chief executive of Nu Quantum. The UK-based company spun-out from the from the University of Cambridge in 2018 and Palacios-Berraquero explains how the firm’s single-photon sources and detectors are used in quantum technologies.

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Also in this episode are Akihiro Kojima and Mike Lee, who are two of seven winners of the 2022 Rank Prize for Optoelectronics – which has been given “For the discovery and development of all-solid-state perovskite semiconductor solar cells”. Kojima and Lee talk about the potential that perovskites have for creating high-performance solar cells and also chat about where their careers have taken them since they did their award-winning work.

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