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Nanoresonators Can Manipulate Light to Cast a Very Large Reflection

Nanoresonators Can Manipulate Light to Cast a Very Large Reflection

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It's an advance that could have huge implications for everything from photography to solar power. [More]
Laser World of Photonics 2015: PI Launches New Motion and Positioning Products

Laser World of Photonics 2015: PI Launches New Motion and Positioning Products

Motion and precision positioning systems expert PI(PhysikInstrumente)formally launched many new products and technology developments at Laser World of Photonics, held in Munich, Germany last month, to complement their existing comprehensive portfolio of precision motion control and positioning technologies, components, and systems. [More]
Unaided Human Eye Can Determine Nanometer Thick Thin Films

Unaided Human Eye Can Determine Nanometer Thick Thin Films

The human eye is an amazing instrument and can accurately distinguish between the tiniest, most subtle differences in color. Where human vision excels in one area, it seems to fall short in others, such as perceiving minuscule details because of the natural limitations of human optics. [More]
Synchrotron Light Helps Detect 3D Magnetisation in Rolled-Up Tubular Magnetic Nanomembranes

Synchrotron Light Helps Detect 3D Magnetisation in Rolled-Up Tubular Magnetic Nanomembranes

An international collaboration has succeeded in using synchrotron light to detect and record the complex 3D magnetisation in wound magnetic layers. This technique could be important in the development of devices that are highly sensitive to magnetic fields, such as in medical diagnostics for example. Their results are published now in Nature Communications. [More]
Researchers Advance Ability to Control and Harness Power of Light on the Nanoscale

Researchers Advance Ability to Control and Harness Power of Light on the Nanoscale

When a duck paddles across a pond or a supersonic plane flies through the sky, it leaves a wake in its path. Wakes occur whenever something is traveling through a medium faster than the waves it creates -- in the duck's case water waves, in the plane's case shock waves, otherwise known as sonic booms. [More]
University of Southampton Professor Receives Young Medal for 2015 by the Institute of Physics

University of Southampton Professor Receives Young Medal for 2015 by the Institute of Physics

University of Southampton Professor Nikolay Zheludev has been awarded the Young Medal for 2015 by the Institute of Physics. The award recognises his global leadership and pioneering, seminal work in optical metamaterials and nanophotonics. [More]
Nanowire LEDs Provide Better Light, Consume Less Energy

Nanowire LEDs Provide Better Light, Consume Less Energy

The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. [More]
New Technique for Creating Nanostructured, Full-Color, Flexible, Thin-Film Reflective Display

New Technique for Creating Nanostructured, Full-Color, Flexible, Thin-Film Reflective Display

Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will. Or an office worker who could do the same with his necktie. Is someone at the wedding reception wearing the same dress as you? No problem - switch yours to a different color in the blink of an eye. [More]
Tailored Light Can Help Analyze Individual Nanostructures

Tailored Light Can Help Analyze Individual Nanostructures

By adapting a mode of the light field to a system under study, the interaction of light with matter can be optimized. In this context, the spatial distribution of the electric field of such a tailored mode plays an important role. [More]
MUAS Honors INRS Professor Ruediger with Prestigious Fellowship

MUAS Honors INRS Professor Ruediger with Prestigious Fellowship

Professor Andreas Peter Ruediger of the Energy Materials Telecommunication Research Centre at INRS has been made an honorary Fellow of the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS). [More]