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New Nanoscale Structure Increases Brightness and Efficiency of Organic LEDs

New Nanoscale Structure Increases Brightness and Efficiency of Organic LEDs

Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting. [More]
Novel Devices Capable of Redirecting Electromagnetic Waves with Close to 100% Efficiency

Novel Devices Capable of Redirecting Electromagnetic Waves with Close to 100% Efficiency

The Journal of Optics has devoted the front page of its special edition on Mid-infrared and THz Photonics to the work produced by the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre researchers Víctor Pacheco-Peña, Víctor Torres, Miguel Beruete and Miguel Navarro-Cía (former student currently working at Imperial College London), together with Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania), one of the world's leading experts in metamaterials. In their research they have proposed various devices capable of redirecting electromagnetic waves with efficiency levels close to 100%. [More]
Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences to Become No. 1 Beamline Facility for Biology

Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences to Become No. 1 Beamline Facility for Biology

Case Western Reserve University’s synchrotron facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory is on its way to becoming the No. 1 beamline facility for biology in the world by early 2016, thanks to a jumpstart grant of $4.6 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [More]
Interaction of Light with DNA Amplified using Optical Microstructure and Gold Nanoparticles

Interaction of Light with DNA Amplified using Optical Microstructure and Gold Nanoparticles

Being able to track individual biomolecules and observe them at work is every biochemist’s dream. This would enable the scientists to research in detail and better understand the workings of the nanomachines of life, such as ribosomes and DNA polymerases. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light have taken a big step closer to this goal. [More]
Greatest Nanoscale Achievements Displayed at 2014 Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility Annual Meeting

Greatest Nanoscale Achievements Displayed at 2014 Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility Annual Meeting

The latest and greatest scientific achievements at the nanoscale were on display at the 2014 Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) annual meeting, Sept. 18, which featured a lineup of speakers in materials science, biomedical engineering and more, and a research poster session and vendor show. Attendees also heard a brief update on the facility’s long-term future. [More]
New Technique to Build MoS2 Light Emitters Tuned to Different Frequencies

New Technique to Build MoS2 Light Emitters Tuned to Different Frequencies

Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power — and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise. [More]
Complementation Activated Light Microscopy Provides Nanoscale Insights into Biomolecule Behavior

Complementation Activated Light Microscopy Provides Nanoscale Insights into Biomolecule Behavior

Scientists at USC have developed a new microscopy technology that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at higher-than-ever resolution. [More]
Nanosensor Measures Experience of Sensation of Dryness in Wine

Nanosensor Measures Experience of Sensation of Dryness in Wine

One sip of a perfectly poured glass of wine leads to an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine. The sensor measures how you experience the sensation of dryness in the wine. [More]
Nanoscale Analysis of Nature's Designs May Help Create Desired Features in Optics

Nanoscale Analysis of Nature's Designs May Help Create Desired Features in Optics

"Nature has developed, very cleverly, some lessons on how to create the features that we desire in optical design," said Joseph Shaw, director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University. "As we explore surfaces and structures at the nanoscale, we'll discover them." [More]
Breakthrough Color-Display Technology Uses Aluminum Nanoparticles

Breakthrough Color-Display Technology Uses Aluminum Nanoparticles

The quest to create artificial “squid skin” — camouflaging metamaterials that can “see” colors and automatically blend into the background — is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP). [More]