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New Kind of Photoresist Needed to Extend Moore's Law

New Kind of Photoresist Needed to Extend Moore's Law

Over the years, computer chips have gotten smaller thanks to advances in materials science and manufacturing technologies. This march of progress, the doubling of transistors on a microprocessor roughly every two years, is called Moore's Law. [More]
Coordinated Vibrations Between Hydrogen-Bonded Molecules Visualized Using Ultrafast Femtosecond Infrared Light

Coordinated Vibrations Between Hydrogen-Bonded Molecules Visualized Using Ultrafast Femtosecond Infrared Light

Using a newly developed, ultrafast femtosecond infrared light source, chemists at the University of Chicago have been able to directly visualize the coordinated vibrations between hydrogen-bonded molecules -- the first time this sort of chemical interaction, which is found in nature everywhere at the molecular level, has been directly visualized. They describe their experimental techniques and observations in The Journal of Chemical Physics, from AIP Publishing. [More]
Raman Spectroscopy Combined with Intricate Optical Amplifier to Create Powerful Molecular Sensor

Raman Spectroscopy Combined with Intricate Optical Amplifier to Create Powerful Molecular Sensor

Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times. Newly published tests found the device could accurately identify the composition and structure of individual molecules containing fewer than 20 atoms. [More]
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]