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Federal Grant to Develop Compact Ultraviolet Lasers to Detect Chemical and Biological Agents

Federal Grant to Develop Compact Ultraviolet Lasers to Detect Chemical and Biological Agents

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is using a federal grant to build a small laser for detection systems to do a more efficient job at spotting chemical and biological agents used for weapons. [More]
New Range of Ultra-High Performance Femtosecond Laser Mirrors from Acal BFi

New Range of Ultra-High Performance Femtosecond Laser Mirrors from Acal BFi

Acal BFi, the European leader in advanced technology solutions, have launched a new range of ultra-high performance femtosecond laser mirrors to the market. [More]
Researchers Achieve Micron Resolution of Single Cells Using Picosecond Ultrasonics

Researchers Achieve Micron Resolution of Single Cells Using Picosecond Ultrasonics

Much like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to scan the interior of the human body, the emerging technique of "picosecond ultrasonics," a type of acoustic imaging, can be used to make virtual slices of biological tissues without destroying them. [More]
Single Molecule Switches On Current Flow Using Light

Single Molecule Switches On Current Flow Using Light

Researchers from Konstanz and Dresden succeed in light-controlled molecule switching [More]
X-Ray Nano-Tomography Helps Observe Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst Behavior

X-Ray Nano-Tomography Helps Observe Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst Behavior

A unique collaboration between catalyst researchers from Albemarle Corporation, Utrecht University and Stanford University has led to an innovative new method for observing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst behavior at the nanoscale. [More]
Combining Nano-Photonics with Ultracold Atoms Could Help Create New States of Matter

Combining Nano-Photonics with Ultracold Atoms Could Help Create New States of Matter

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and ICFO have suggested that combining the advantages of ultracold atoms and nano-photonics could help simulate quantum many-body systems and also create new states of matter. [More]
Simple Method to Grow Perovskites into Elongated Nanocrystals for Lasers

Simple Method to Grow Perovskites into Elongated Nanocrystals for Lasers

Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. Discover a "freshman chemistry level" technique for growing that material into high-efficiency, ultra-small lasers. [More]
Cathodoluminescence Tomography Helps Visualize Optical Properties of 3-D Objects with Nanometer-Scale Resolution

Cathodoluminescence Tomography Helps Visualize Optical Properties of 3-D Objects with Nanometer-Scale Resolution

To design the next generation of optical devices, ranging from efficient solar panels to LEDs to optical transistors, engineers will need a 3-dimensional image depicting how light interacts with these objects on the nanoscale. [More]
Heat Flow at Sub-Nanometer Distances Occurs Through “Phonon Tunneling”

Heat Flow at Sub-Nanometer Distances Occurs Through “Phonon Tunneling”

Conduction and thermal radiation are two ways in which heat is transferred from one object to another: Conduction is the process by which heat flows between objects in physical contact, such as a pot of tea on a hot stove, while thermal radiation describes heat flow across large distances, such as heat emitted by the sun. [More]
Optical Technology Combined with Nanocomposite Thin-Films to Create Inexpensive, Highly Sensitive Gas Sensor

Optical Technology Combined with Nanocomposite Thin-Films to Create Inexpensive, Highly Sensitive Gas Sensor

Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases. [More]