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Attosecond-Timed Laser Flashes Can Control Electron Motion in Helium Atom

Attosecond-Timed Laser Flashes Can Control Electron Motion in Helium Atom

Physicists are continuously advancing the control they can exert over matter. A German-Spanish team working with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg has now become the first to image the motion of the two electrons in a helium atom and even to control this electronic partner dance. [More]
Compact Device Enables Smartphone to Image and Size Single DNA Molecules

Compact Device Enables Smartphone to Image and Size Single DNA Molecules

Fluorescence microscopes use technology that enables them to accomplish tasks not easy to achieve with normal light microscopes, including imaging DNA molecules to detect and diagnose cancer, nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, and drug resistance in infectious diseases. [More]
Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy Enables Non-Destructive Analysis of Extraterrestrial Samples

Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy Enables Non-Destructive Analysis of Extraterrestrial Samples

In the December 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Assistant Professor of Physics Gerardo Dominguez, along with a team of world-renowned researchers from the University of California, San Diego; the University of California, Berkeley; the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Center for Nanoscience, described the successful implementation of imaging techniques that will allow scientists to identify molecules and map their locations to areas smaller than a micron. [More]
XFEL Imaging Technique Reveals Atomic Structure of Proteins in Action

XFEL Imaging Technique Reveals Atomic Structure of Proteins in Action

A research team led by physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has proven a method that makes it possible to find the atomic structure of proteins in action by producing “snapshots” of them with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. [More]
Optical Society of America Honors Pioneering Contributions to Optical Studies of Nanostructures

Optical Society of America Honors Pioneering Contributions to Optical Studies of Nanostructures

Junichiro Kono has been elected a 2015 fellow by the Optical Society of America, the leading professional association for optics and photonics, the sciences of light. Kono is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering. [More]
Novel Shapes at the Nanoscale Can Make Light Behave in Specific Ways

Novel Shapes at the Nanoscale Can Make Light Behave in Specific Ways

Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light into different colors and bend the light at right angles, a development that could eventually lead to computers that use optics, rather than electricity, to carry data. [More]
EV Group Dedicates NILPhotonics Competence Center for Nanoimprint Lithography Solutions

EV Group Dedicates NILPhotonics Competence Center for Nanoimprint Lithography Solutions

EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it has established the NILPhotonics™ Competence Center, which is designed to assist customers in leveraging EVG's suite of nanoimprint lithography (NIL) solutions to enable new and enhanced products and applications in the field of photonics. [More]
New Bench-Top NMR Spectrometer with Multi-Nuclear Capability from Nanalysis

New Bench-Top NMR Spectrometer with Multi-Nuclear Capability from Nanalysis

Nanalysis is very excited to announce their newest bench-top NMR spectrometer, the NMReady 60 Pro. With its multi-nuclear capability and increased sensitivity, the NMReady 60 Pro raises the bar for NMR performance on the bench-top. The new product boasts support for proton, fluorine, phosphorus, boron, lithium, and carbon nuclei, a sub 1 Hz resolution, hetero-nuclear 2D experiments, and a sensitivity of 100:1 (single scan, 1% EtB). [More]
Confined Surface Phonon Polaritons Within Hexagonal Boron Nitride Exhibit Unique Metamaterial Properties

Confined Surface Phonon Polaritons Within Hexagonal Boron Nitride Exhibit Unique Metamaterial Properties

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) exhibit unique metamaterial properties that enable novel nanoscale optical devices for use in optical communications, super-resolution imaging and improved infrared cameras and detectors. [More]
Opportunity for New Photonics Entrepreneurs to Enter SPIE Startup Challenge 2015

Opportunity for New Photonics Entrepreneurs to Enter SPIE Startup Challenge 2015

New photonics entrepreneurs have through 1 December to enter the SPIE Startup Challenge 2015, an opportunity to pitch their light-based technology products to a team of business development experts and venture capitalists. [More]