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Light Guided Through Nanometer-Thick Metal Films to Propagate Light with Plasmon Waves

Light Guided Through Nanometer-Thick Metal Films to Propagate Light with Plasmon Waves

What if one day, your computer, TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current, making those devices faster, cheaper and more sustainable through less heat and power consumption? That's just one possibility that could one day result from an international research collaboration that's exploring how to improve the performance of plasmonic devices. [More]
Phoseon Introduces Higher Power 365nm UV LED Light Sources for Adhesive and Coating Applications

Phoseon Introduces Higher Power 365nm UV LED Light Sources for Adhesive and Coating Applications

Phoseon Technology announced today the expansion of the FireJet™ FJ200 air-cooled product family with 8W/cm2 peak irradiance at 365nm wavelength. UV LED light sources at 365nm are suitable for adhesive and coating applications where high peak 365nm irradiance and fast curing of heat-sensitive substrates is vitally important. [More]
Confining Charge Transport and Recombination to Nanoscale Areas Increases Efficiency of OLEDs

Confining Charge Transport and Recombination to Nanoscale Areas Increases Efficiency of OLEDs

Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are made from carbon-containing materials, have the potential to revolutionize future display technologies, making low-power displays so thin they'll wrap or fold around other structures, for instance. [More]
Researchers Propose New Model for Development of Nanocrystal Solar Cells

Researchers Propose New Model for Development of Nanocrystal Solar Cells

Researchers at ETH Zurich are studying nanocrystals in order to develop advanced solar cells which deliver greater efficiency. [More]
Groundbreaking X-Ray Microscope at the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline

Groundbreaking X-Ray Microscope at the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Beamline

Delivering the capability to image nanostructures and chemical reactions down to nanometer resolution requires a new class of x-ray microscope that can perform precision microscopy experiments using ultra-bright x-rays from the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory. [More]
Rice University Scientist Recognized for Contributions to Nanophotonics Field

Rice University Scientist Recognized for Contributions to Nanophotonics Field

The Welch Foundation today awarded its prestigious Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research to Rice University scientist Stephan Link, who was named this year’s “rising star” for his pioneering contributions to the emerging field of nanophotonics. [More]
New Cubic Nanoantennas Hold Potential to Revolutionize Nano-Electromechanical Systems

New Cubic Nanoantennas Hold Potential to Revolutionize Nano-Electromechanical Systems

Newly developed tiny antennas, likened to spotlights on the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer, according to the Australian scientists who created them. The new antennas are cubic in shape. They do a better job than previous spherical ones at directing an ultra-narrow beam of light where it is needed, with little or no loss due to heating and scattering, they say. [More]
Molecular Birth via Photoinduced Formation of Chemical Bonds Visualized in Real-Time

Molecular Birth via Photoinduced Formation of Chemical Bonds Visualized in Real-Time

A collaboration between researchers from KEK, the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), RIKEN, and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) used the SACLA X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) facility for a real time visualization of the birth of a molecular that occurs via photoinduced formation of a chemical bonds. This achievement was published in the online version of the scientific journal "Nature" (published on 19 February 2015). [More]
Nanotechnology-Based Flat Optics Does Not Require Color Correction

Nanotechnology-Based Flat Optics Does Not Require Color Correction

Most lenses are, by definition, curved. After all, they are named for their resemblance to lentils, and a glass lens made flat is just a window with no special powers. [More]
FEI Debuts HeliScan™ microCT Advanced Imaging System During Digital Rock Lab Opening

FEI Debuts HeliScan™ microCT Advanced Imaging System During Digital Rock Lab Opening

FEI introduced its new HeliScan™ microCT advanced imaging system during the grand opening of its Digital Rock Lab in Houston today. HeliScan provides highly accurate, high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) images used by oil exploration & production (E&P) operators and research institutes to support the imaging, analysis, and modeling of reservoir rocks in hydrocarbon assets, and is now available for demonstration at FEI's Houston lab. [More]
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