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Forecast Report on Global Silicon Photonics Market

Forecast Report on Global Silicon Photonics Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Silicon Photonics 2014 Report: US$1B Spent in the Past 3 years on Si Photonics Companies' Acquisitions" report to their offering. [More]
Bruker’s Inspire SPM Infrared System Provides High Resolution Nanochemical and Nanomechanical Property Maps

Bruker’s Inspire SPM Infrared System Provides High Resolution Nanochemical and Nanomechanical Property Maps

Bruker today announced the release of Inspire™, the first integrated scanning probe microscopy (SPM) infrared system for 10-nanometer spatial resolution in chemical and materials property mapping. [More]
Tiny 'Nano-Pixels' Hold Promise for High-Resolution, Low-Energy, Flexible Displays

Tiny 'Nano-Pixels' Hold Promise for High-Resolution, Low-Energy, Flexible Displays

A new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometres across that could pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applications such as 'smart' glasses, synthetic retinas, and foldable screens. [More]
Researchers Capture Detailed Femtosecond Snapshots of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation

Researchers Capture Detailed Femtosecond Snapshots of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation

A crucial piece of the puzzle behind nature's ability to split the water molecule during photosynthesis that could help advance the development of artificial photosynthesis for clean, green and renewable energy has been provided by an international collaboration of scientists led by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. [More]
Singlet Fission Has the Potential to Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

Singlet Fission Has the Potential to Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

A perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice—an honor only a handful of research papers receive. The perspective reviews the chemists' work on "singlet fission," a process in which a single photon generates a pair of excited states. This 1->2 conversion process, as it is known, has the potential to boost solar cell efficiency by as much as 30 percent. [More]
PAT Pulses Laser Lights at Small Intestine Administered with Nanojuice

PAT Pulses Laser Lights at Small Intestine Administered with Nanojuice

Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound images provide snapshots but each suffers limitations. Help is on the way. [More]
Thin-Film Nonlinear Metamaterials Demonstrate Very High Optical Response

Thin-Film Nonlinear Metamaterials Demonstrate Very High Optical Response

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new nonlinear metasurface, or meta mirror, that could one day enable the miniaturization of laser systems. [More]
Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Helps Study How Plastic Solar Panels Work

Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Helps Study How Plastic Solar Panels Work

Scientists don't fully understand how 'plastic' solar panels work, which complicates the improvement of their cost efficiency, thereby blocking the wider use of the technology. However, researchers at the University of Montreal, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Imperial College London and the University of Cyprus have determined how light beams excite the chemicals in solar panels, enabling them to produce charge. [More]
Gigaphoton Achieves 92 W EUV Light Source Output at 4.2% Conversion Efficiency

Gigaphoton Achieves 92 W EUV Light Source Output at 4.2% Conversion Efficiency

Gigaphoton Inc., a major lithography light source manufacturer, announced today that it has successfully achieved 92 W EUV light source output at 4.2 percent conversion efficiency (CE) on its prototype laser-produced plasma (LPP) light sources for EUV lithography scanners. [More]
University of Maastricht Installs FEI Correlative Workflow at Institute of Nanoscopy

University of Maastricht Installs FEI Correlative Workflow at Institute of Nanoscopy

FEI announces the sale of a complete correlative workflow to the University of Maastricht. The systems will be installed at the University's Institute of Nanoscopy, a new research facility that will use the high-resolution microscopes to understand the working mechanisms of protein complexes in an effort to develop new and improved treatment and prevention for disease, such as cancer and tuberculosis. [More]