Published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers from the University’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) report they have been able to measure temperature with a precision of 30 billionths of a degree.
“We believe this is the best measurement ever made of temperature − at room temperature,” says project leader Professor Andre Luiten, Chair of Experimental Physics in IPAS and the School of Chemistry and Physics, pointing out that it is possible to make more sensitive measurements of temperature in cryogenic environments (at very low temperatures) near absolute zero.
“We’ve been able to measure temperature differences to 30 billionths of a degree in one second,” says Professor Luiten. “To emphasise how precise this is, when we examine the temperature of an object we…
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