Article - 9 Jan 2004
The gemstone opal could be manufactured synthetically copying a technique employed by a beetle to control the appearance of its outer shell. Posted December 22 2003
Article - 26 May 2005
Photonic crystals are optical materials with periodic changes in the dielectric constant on a length scale comparable to optical wavelengths. Dimensional types of photonic crystals, parallelism,...
News - 31 May 2013
Instead of through pigments, these ‘polymer opals’ get their colour from their internal structure alone, resulting in pure colour which does not run or fade. The materials could be used to...
News - 9 Oct 2013
To gauge whether suspects involved in accidents or routine traffic stops have been driving drunk, police officers pair field sobriety tests with breathalyzers, which signal the presence of alcohol in...
News - 2 Oct 2007
Oxford Instruments, the high-technology tools and systems company, is pleased to announce the launch and first customer orders of its new OpAL atomic layer deposition (ALD) system. Following on from...
News - 11 Jun 2009
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT), leading manufacturer of systems for etch, deposition and growth announces a second order from Liverpool University for its OpAL Open Load Atomic Layer...
News - 5 Aug 2011
Applied physicists and materials scientists from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have discovered a new device capable of identifying an unknown fluid. This palm fitting...
News - 9 Jul 2013
A device that can instantly identify unknown liquids based on their surface tension has been selected to receive the 2013 R&D 100 Award—known as “the Oscar of...
News - 9 Dec 2015
Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU) can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous...
News - 4 Mar 2008
Materials known as photonic crystals could form the building blocks of future optical computers and micro-scale communications devices. Scientists have developed a low-cost and versatile way to make...