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Berkeley Lab Scientists Grow Atomically Thin Transistors And Circuits
Berkeley Lab Scientists Grow Atomically Thin Transistors And Circuits

In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies—and possibly paper-thin gadgets —scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developed a way to chemically assemble transistors and circuits that are only a few atoms thick.

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Phantom® VEO Product Family
Phantom® VEO Product Family The new Phantom® VEO family of cameras from Vision Research is made up of four high speed cameras designed to provide information on high speed events within scientific and industrial applications. The VEO710 and VEO410 models feature frame rates exceeding 7,000 fps, making these models ideal for traditional high-speed motion analysis. The four-megapixel VEO640 and VEO340 are optimized for scientific imaging applications where higher...  Continue Reading...
NEXACT<sup>®</sup> PiezoWalk<sup>®</sup> Stepping Drive With Subnanometer Encoder Resolution: N-565
NEXACT® PiezoWalk® Stepping Drive With Subnanometer Encoder Resolution: N-565 The N-565 is an ultra-precision linear positioner stage with NEXACT® PiezoWalk® technology, and designed with a subnanometer encoder resolution for high-end applications in bio-nanotechnology, fiber-optics, microscopy, semiconductor testing, metrology, and scientific research in beamlines and laser labs. With long 13 mm, 26 mm, or 52 mm travel ranges, high forces, and stiffness, this stepping drive does not subject to sliding friction or ...  Continue Reading...
NIT WDR InGaAs SWIR Camera Family
NIT WDR InGaAs SWIR Camera Family The New Imaging Technologies (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR) InGaAs shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems are designed with the purpose of delivering a dynamic range greater than 140 dB in a single snapshot without any processing or tone mapping. With Fixed Pattern Noise correction, these camera systems provide high uniformity images under all lighting conditions. They are ideal for use in biomedical, laser measurement, welding,...  Continue Reading...
Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation
Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation The Helios is a compact, precision laser power meter designed specifically for the measurement of high power lasers in industrial processing applications. It measures an array of high power solid state lasers such as diode, fiber, and YAG lasers with powers ranging from 100 W to 12 kW and energies ranging from 10 J to 10 kJ. This device operates by measuring the energy and exposure time of a short 0.1 to 10 second exposure of the laser, and then ...  Continue Reading...
Long-Range, All-Weather, MWIR Security And Surveillance System: 550CZ-18
Long-Range, All-Weather, MWIR Security And Surveillance System: 550CZ-18 The 550CZ-18 is a long-range MWIR security and surveillance system designed with high-end performance and G5-IR reliability in all-weather situations. With its continuous zoom lens that produces an 18° horizontal field of view (HFOV) at a wide angle, and a 1° HFOV at a narrow angle, this camera is optimized for long range detection and recognition, and ease of use.  Continue Reading...
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  • Hot Or Cold?
    Hot Or Cold?

    Nothing wakes you up like a good “cup o’ Jo”! Or maybe an ice cold glass of water? Compare the difference between the two with high speed infrared imaging from the X6900sc.

  • Shoot The Melon!
    Shoot The Melon!

    Nothing could beat the feeling of shooting a watermelon and tannerite with an AR15.

  • Champagne Explosion!
    Champagne Explosion!

    Champagne anyone? Prolong the party with this video using the high speed infrared capabilities of the X6900sc.

  • Water Balloon Burst!
    Water Balloon Burst!

    A water balloon plus a sharp object equals a splash of a visual effect! Take it all in with the high speed infrared capabilities of the X6900sc.

  • High Speed Infrared Imaging
    High Speed Infrared Imaging

    If you need to stop motion on fast-moving targets or targets that heat and cool rapidly, FLIR’s high speed thermal cameras offer the fast frame rates and integration you need. FLIR’s newest camera, the X6900sc, can record 1000 fps of high speed data at full 640 x 512 resolution – meaning researchers can perform dynamic analysis of jet engine turbine blades, supersonic projectiles, explosions, and more, without losing areas of the frame to windowing.

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The human eye is an important instrument for gathering information about the world, but it has limitations and obviously varies from person to person. It sees only over a particular range of wavelengths and has a limited ability to distinguish very similar colors. Hyperspectral imaging technologies provide a solution for overcoming these limitations, revealing data that the eye alone cannot capture. This article presents and discusses the new information that hyperspectral imaging brings to unmnanned aerial vehicles.

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  • Explosives Engineering: High Speed Imagery For Research And Experimentation

    Using high-speed imaging is the best way to understand how to apply explosives to accomplish objectives with the best results in industries ranging from construction to mining to defense. Vision Research is in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines in order to develop a university-level short course on high-speed imaging and its use and benefits while experimenting with explosives and ballistic applications.

  • High-Speed Digital Cameras Facilitate Revolutionary Research In Diagnosing Voice Disorders

    Voice disorders are unfortunately not as uncommon as most people would think. Around 7.5 million Americans have trouble using their voice every day, and not enough is known about this subject to understand how to prevent these disorders. Dr. Deliyski, a researcher at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, is committed advancing the scientific understanding of the human voice and plans to develop a new methodology to help diagnose voice disorders. With the help of Vision Research, this study explores the movements of human vocal folds through laryngeal high-speed video-endoscopy (HSV).

  • Combining Fiber Lasers And Streak Cameras For Ultrastable Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Spectroscopy

    In order to get crucial insight into ultrafast processes in semiconductors, fluorescent biomolecules, and organic compounds, experts will use time resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. This application note demonstrates an experiment with this technique through combining an ultra-stable TOPTICA femtosecond fiber laser and a Hamamatsu streak camera to accurately derive the fluorescence decay constants of the dye IR 820 in different solvents. The system is easily adapted to a broad spectral range by using frequency converted fiber lasers in the FemtoFiber pro series.

  • Article: Optical Thin Film Coatings Provide Safer Flight Conditions

    Specialized thin film optical coatings are currently being designed into customized displays that serve to modify the viewing angle and eliminate unwanted stray light that would otherwise distract the pilot(s) and crew in commercial and military aircraft cockpits. By PG & O Precision Glass & Optics

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  • Xenics Receives Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination For Multiple ITAR Restricted Cameras

    Xenics has recently been granted Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) approval for many of their ITAR restricted infrared cameras. This new CJ means that all SWIR cameras supplied by Xenics are now ITAR-free in the United States.

  • Advancing Microfluidics Research Using High-Speed Cameras

    High-speed cameras can play an important role in microfluidics research. Vision Research, as providers of Phantom high-speed cameras, has a lot of experience in this area, and the resident expert, Nick Long, Vision Research OEM Manager, has extensive knowledge and application experience using high-speed cameras in microfluidics.  Some of this experience and Nick’s knowledge was documented, collaborating with Photonics Online to create a white paper covering the challenges and importance of using high-speed cameras in this evolving field.  

  • Quick Delivery Of More Piezo Nanopositioning Systems For Photonics, Microscopy, Semiconductor, And Automation

    PI has recently added advanced and affordable nanopositioning controllers to the mix of piezo systems on the quick delivery list. These systems are geared toward OEM production automation, metrology systems, scientific research, and lab automation applications.

  • Vision Research Unveils The Phantom VEO® Family Of High-Speed Cameras

    Vision Research recently debuted its new Phantom VEO® product family. Designed for a wide-range of applications including scientific analysis, material testing and defense research, Phantom VEO cameras offer the unchallenged performance of the renowned Phantom V-Series in a small, rugged, five-inch cube packed full of new features.

  • Solar Photovoltaic Arrives As A Mainstream Technology: A Look At The Game Changers

    Solar power is finally maturing as a key energy source on the global stage. In addition to green targets, energy independence, and distributed energy, a crucial market accelerator has been the defining of the structure of feed-in tariff (FiT) for solar photovoltaic (PV)-generated power.

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