In a theoretical and experimental study published in Nature Physics, an international team of researchers  (from ICFO/ICREA-Spain, Technion-China, MBI-Germany, ELI-ALPS-Hungary, UoC and FORTH-Greece) led by Prof. Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO -Spain) and Dr. Paraskevas Tzallas (FORTH-Greece), demonstrates the generation of highly non-classical states of light in intense laser–atom interactions.
The European project NANOPOLY (FETOPEN 2019 – 2022) conducted in the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), part of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) has been awarded at the European level as a “Key innovator”
Minute crystals, many thousand times smaller than a particle of dust, dressed with the right kind of imperfections, adjust their electronic properties to convert energy into heat, an important attribute for potential use in smart materials for energy, health and sensors.