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Researchers Create UV Light Detector with Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Enhanced Smoke Detection

Researchers Create UV Light Detector with Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Enhanced Smoke Detection

Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute manipulated zinc oxide, producing nanowires from this readily available material to create a ultra-violet light detector which is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light than a traditional zinc oxide detector. [More]
Scientists Confine Both Light and Sound to the Same Nanoscale Waveguide Core

Scientists Confine Both Light and Sound to the Same Nanoscale Waveguide Core

Scientists from Ghent University and imec announce today that they demonstrated interaction between light and sound in a nanoscale area. Their findings elucidate the physics of light-matter coupling at these scales – and pave the way for enhanced signal processing on mass-producible silicon photonic chips. [More]
New Technique to Transform Silver into any Color without Expensive Nanofabrication Techniques

New Technique to Transform Silver into any Color without Expensive Nanofabrication Techniques

Northwestern University researchers have created a new technique that can transform silver into any color of the rainbow. Their simple method is a fast, low-cost alternative to color filters currently used in electronic displays and monitors. [More]
Nanotech to Develop Unique Optically-Variable Security Feature for Major Foreign Government

Nanotech to Develop Unique Optically-Variable Security Feature for Major Foreign Government

Nanotech Security Corp., announces successfully signing a contract with an issuing authority of a major foreign government to develop a unique optically-variable security feature to be potentially incorporated into various denominations of polymer, paper-based, and composite banknotes and secure documents. The one year contract is valued at approximately $1,000,000 with a renewal option. [More]
First X-ray Portraits of Living Bacteria Captured using SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source

First X-ray Portraits of Living Bacteria Captured using SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source

Researchers working at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the first X-ray portraits of living bacteria. [More]
New Method to Prepare Hybrid Nanoparticles with Extraordinary Luminescence

New Method to Prepare Hybrid Nanoparticles with Extraordinary Luminescence

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Science of the University of Valencia (ICMol), led by Professor Julia Pérez-Prieto, have developed a method for preparing methylammonium-lead bromide (CH3NH3PbBr3) hybrid nanoparticles with extraordinary luminescence. [More]
Confocal Microscope Helps Predict Non-Linear Optical Properties of Metamaterials

Confocal Microscope Helps Predict Non-Linear Optical Properties of Metamaterials

Researchers at the University of California Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) used a new theory for non-linear light scattering to show that non-linear optical properties of metamaterials can be predicted easily. The study has been described in the journal Nature Materials. [More]
Specially Engineered Catalysts Provide More Options in Turning Color of Light-Emitting Nanowires

Specially Engineered Catalysts Provide More Options in Turning Color of Light-Emitting Nanowires

A novel approach to growing nanowires promises a new means of control over their light-emitting and electronic properties. In a recent issue of Nano Letters, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) demonstrated a new growth technique that uses specially engineered catalysts. [More]
Scientists Explain Why Lifetime of Polaritons in Lowest Lying Energy State is Longer

Scientists Explain Why Lifetime of Polaritons in Lowest Lying Energy State is Longer

Light and matter can be so strongly linked that their characteristics become indistinguishable. These light-matter couplings are referred to as polaritons. Their energy oscillates continuously between both systems, giving rise to attractive new physical phenomena. [More]
Army Research Office Grant Help UT Arlington to Complete Complex Nano-Scale Research and Manufacturing

Army Research Office Grant Help UT Arlington to Complete Complex Nano-Scale Research and Manufacturing

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher will use an Army Research Office grant to purchase a micro-optics assembly and characterization system that will usher in more intricate nanoscale-related research and manufacturing in the College of Engineering. [More]
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