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New Nanowire Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube from Moxtek

New Nanowire Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube from Moxtek

Moxtek is pleased to introduce the ICE Cube™, a new Nanowire® polarizing beamsplitter cube optimized for a wide range of acceptance angles, while maintaining color uniformity and image contrast in the visible wavelength range. [More]
Innovative Method for Imaging Cesium Distributions in Plant Cells

Innovative Method for Imaging Cesium Distributions in Plant Cells

A research group led by Dr. Hirokazu Komatsu, a member of the YAMATO-MANA Program and a researcher at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA; Director General: Masakazu Aono) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS; President: Sukekatsu Ushioda), and Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga, MANA Principal Investigator and Supermolecules Unit Director, in collaboration with postdoctoral researcher Dr. Eri Adams and unit leader Dr. Ryoung Shin of the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, have developed a novel method for imaging cesium distributions in plant cells. Prior to this work, imaging of cesium distributions in plant cells had not been available. [More]
Collaborative Project on Ultrafast Dynamics of Atoms, Molecules, and Nanostructures

Collaborative Project on Ultrafast Dynamics of Atoms, Molecules, and Nanostructures

Kansas State University physicists and computer scientists are involved in a collaborative project to understand a long-lasting mystery: how light interacts with matter. [More]
UV-Assisted Nanoimprint Moulding Used to Fabricate Polymer Slot Waveguide

UV-Assisted Nanoimprint Moulding Used to Fabricate Polymer Slot Waveguide

Slot waveguide is a specific light-guiding structure with a property to enhance the optical field in a nanometer scale void of low refractive index (RI) material embedded between higher RI material rails. Typically, slot waveguides have been fabricated from high refractive index inorganic dielectrics or semiconductors, such as silicon or silicon nitride, and they operate in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength region. [More]
Novel Method to Manipulate Brewster Angle in Photonic Crystal System

Novel Method to Manipulate Brewster Angle in Photonic Crystal System

When light shines through air onto water, some of the light usually will be reflected back into the air. But at one specific angle, called the Brewster angle, all of the p-polarized light travels into the water with no reflection. MIT graduate student Yichen Shen found a way to manipulate that Brewster angle in a specially designed photonic crystal mirror, achieving control over the light by controlling its angle of travel into a material. [More]
Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics Honors Pioneering Achievements in Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics Honors Pioneering Achievements in Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

This year's Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics will be awarded to Dr. Harry A. Atwater (Caltech Pasadena, USA) and Dr. Albert Polman (FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) for their pioneering achievements in plasmonics and novel nanophotonic routes to ultrahigh-efficiency solar energy conversion. [More]
Mammoth Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Used to Study Disordered Proteins

Mammoth Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Used to Study Disordered Proteins

A pro at navigating the labyrinthine hallways in the Chemistry Building, Scott Showalter, researcher and associate professor of chemistry in Penn State's Eberly College of Science, maneuvers from his office, class and a handful of laboratories throughout the day. But it’s one workspace in particular, home to the ScholarSphere, a drum-shaped hunk of machinery — essentially a gigantic MRI on stilts — where Showalter is moving closer to the biomedical breakthrough he so desires. [More]
Harvard Engineers Create Portable Device for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Harvard Engineers Create Portable Device for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

A team of engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Cambridge, Mass., and the University of Texas, Austin, have created a truly portable device for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. [More]
Kavli Prize Laureates Meet the U.S. President

Kavli Prize Laureates Meet the U.S. President

At the White House yesterday, President Barack Obama welcomed the four American laureates of the 2014 Kavli Prizes – prizes awarded to scientists who have made seminal advances in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. [More]
Xiamen Changelight Switches to Veeco’s GaN MOCVD Systems

Xiamen Changelight Switches to Veeco’s GaN MOCVD Systems

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that Xiamen Changelight Co., Ltd. (Changelight) has selected the Company as its primary equipment provider as it enters the market to produce gallium nitride (GaN) based blue/green high brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs) for display and general lighting applications. [More]