New optical technologies using metasurfaces capable of the ultra efficient control of light are nearing commercialization with potential applications including advanced solar cells computers telecommunications sensors and microscopes Share This See Also Optics Materials Science ... - Read More
As computer manufacturers cram ever more processing power onto tiny chips they face a growing problem The connections between electronic components that measure just a few billionths of a meter across allow electrons to leak ... - Read More
Many discoveries in physics came as a big surprise for example the phenomenon that some materials loose almost all their electrical resistance at low temperatures or that others become superconductors at unexpectedly high temperatures In ... - Read More
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much sought after instruments fourfold over existing designs The advance could lead to an era of needle thin minimally ... - Read More
Micrometer level naked eye detection of cesium ions a major source of contamination in the vicinity of radioactive leaks is demonstrated in a material developed by researchers in Japan Share This See Also Weapons Technology ... - Read More
A twist on thin film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland security according to Penn State ... - Read More
A research team from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST South Korea have developed high performance organic phototransistors OPTs based on single crystalline n channel organic nanowires The research was published recently in ... - Read More
A University of Central Florida chemist has come up with a unique way to kill certain cancer cells give them acid reflux Share This See Also Cancer Colon Cancer Brain Tumor Optics Chemistry Biochemistry Embryonic ... - Read More
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain ... - Read More
When a crystal is hit by an intense ultrashort light pulse its atomic structure is set in motion A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics MPQ the Technischen Universität München ... - Read More
A researcher from North Carolina State University has developed a technique for creating high density ceramic materials that requires far lower temperatures than current techniques and takes less than a second as opposed to hours ... - Read More
If engineers at Stanford have their way biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the host Welcome ... - Read More
A flexible design approach for nanosensors that overcomes practicality and reliability issues is now available Share This See Also Optics Materials Science Nanotechnology Biochemistry Nature of Water Chemistry Optics Spectroscopy Quantum dot Doppler effect Metal ... - Read More
Utilizing optical characteristics first demonstrated by the ancient Romans researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have created a novel ultra sensitive tool for chemical DNA and protein analysis Share This See Also ... - Read More
A proof of concept device that could pave the way for on chip optical quantum networks has been created by a group of researchers from the US Share This See Also Optics Physics Quantum Physics ... - Read More
At the Photonics West the leading international fair for photonics taking place in San Francisco USA this week Nanoscribe GmbH a spin off of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT presents the world's fastest 3D printer ... - Read More
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More
For the first time scientists have created single layers of a naturally occurring rare mineral called tungstenite or WS2. The resulting sheet of stacked sulfur and tungsten atoms forms a honeycomb pattern of triangles that ... - Read More
Not only do optical fibers transmit information every day around the world at the speed of light but they can also be harnessed for the transport of quantum information In the current issue of Nature ... - Read More
A team of Australian scientists has developed a powerful microscope using the laws of quantum mechanics to probe the inner workings of living cells Share This See Also Microbiology Biology Cell Biology Physics Quantum Physics ... - Read More
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