Hunting for the best material from which to build organic solar cells can be like seeking the proverbial haystack needle, but now scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Naval Research Laboratory may have a better search tool for the nascent industry.
Researchers Demonstrated The First Realization Of Invisible Absorbers And Sensors
The manipulation of light has led to many applications that have revolutionized society through communications, medicine and entertainment. Devices consuming the energy of electromagnetic radiation, such as absorbers and sensors, play an essential role in the using and controlling of light.
On The Way To Breaking The Terahertz Barrier For Graphene Nanoelectronics
Mainz/Barcelona. A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) discovered that electrical conduction in graphene on the picosecond timescale – a picosecond being one thousandth of one billionth of a second – is governed by the same basic laws that describe the thermal properties of gases.
Rice Finding Could Lead To Cheap, Efficient Metal-Based Solar Cells
New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells.
High Precision Nanopositioning Systems: Nano-MET Series
The Nano-MET series of nanopositioning systems have been designed to provide picometer positioning resolution for metrology, AFM, and SPM applications. Three models are available in the series with variations in configuration, size, noise floor, response time, and more.
Mil-Hardened High Resolution SWIR Camera: 1280J
Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems' 1.3 Megapixel, Mil-Hard 1280J indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) video camera offers the highest sensitivity available in a military-hardened NIR-SWIR high resolution camera. This ruggedized, solid-state SWIR camera is ideal for persistent surveillance and other military, aerospace, and marine applications in low-light and daylight situations.
Verifire HD Interferometer System Video Demonstration
This video features the new VerifireTM HD Interferometer System with a high-speed 2k x 2k pixel CCD camera, and an optimized optical design to reliably measure surface features.
BOROFLOAT® & Optical Mirrors Video
BOROFLOAT®, the world’s first borosilicate glass by SCHOTT, has become one of the most influential specialty glass materials with its thermal stability, superior surface quality, and remarkably high transmission for utilization in research applications such as its implementation in the Hobby Eberly Telescope.
Refractive Eye Surgery Using Fast Piezo Steering Mirrors
This video demonstrates the use of the Piezo Drive in refractive eye surgery. These Piezo-based tilting mirrors direct the laser beam faster and more precisely than conventional scanners.
FLIR High-Speed Thermal Imager On SantaPod Raceway
FLIR X6580sc High-Speed Thermal Imager footage of a drag race on the SantaPod Raceway
Phantom Micro C210J/C210 Camera Video Footage
Vision Research shows footage of a pumpkin smashing at 2000 FPS using the Phantom Micro C210 high-speed camera.
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Securing 21st Century Warfare’s Most Valuable Asset — Information
The last decade has witnessed a virtual explosion in the development and global adoption of communications and information technology. While this era of swift, unprecedented technological advancement has conveyed innumerable benefits to civilian society, it also has ushered in a brand new set of challenges for the United States and other established military powers.
Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
On July 25, Amazon released its first smartphone, and it didn’t take long for the internal components of the device to get leaked.
4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier
Perhaps most famously portrayed in Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), the idea of the “future soldier” has been around for decades. As rehashed in countless science fiction films and video games, the stereotypical future soldier is equipped with a protective exoskeleton, enhanced sensory equipment, seamless communication systems, and advanced weaponry. While the concept once seemed implausible, there are many real-world projects under way focused on realizing those seemingly fictitious warfighter capabilities — by integrating a plethora of diverse electronic subsystems into a cohesively operational suit.
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Case Study: Extended-Length LED Light Engines Speed Production, Cut Costs
For LED light fixture manufacturers who create linear products — such as replacements for fluorescent lighting — new light engines that are up to 48 inches long and 15 inches wide allow for the quicker, easier, and therefore cheaper assembly. This case study details how Acra Phenolic of Traverse City, Mich. -- a supplier of new and retrofit interior LED lighting for the office space and manufacturing sectors -- has seen significant savings by becoming an early adopter of this technology.
Fast Motion Simulators For Imaging and Vibration Cancellation Applications
This article discusses many of PI’s hexapod motion systems and how they are capable of precise multi-axis motion with high repeatability.
Thermal Electronics Inspection Reaching Defect-Free Designs
In order to save a considerable amount of time and finances, Xenics thermal cameras can detect heat defects in electronics before qualification. These cameras can also optimize a working instrument’s life cycle when used in critical control of heat dissipation. This application note describes how Gobi thermal imaging cameras can be used in PCB prototyping and repair, and in verifying thermal designs in power electronics motor drives.
Flexible Design Capabilities Through DIY Custom Lens Calibration
This white paper demonstrates the benefits of using the CLC utility alongside Tamarisk® camera cores in three common integration scenarios.
Proto Labs Launches Rapid Magnesium Injection Molding Service
Proto Labs, Inc. recently introduced its new magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. The new injection molding process allows designers to prototype using the same materials and processes used for the final part production.
Gooch & Housego Leads Development Of A Next Generation Laser Cooled Quantum Trap
Gooch & Housego recently announced its leadership in a new project funded by Innovative UK in the recent call for proposals on “Commercialisation of Quantum Technologies”. The new project, called Freeze-Ray will run from July 2015 – September 2016, and will focus on developing a miniature high power fiber laser.
Intracellular Microlasers Could Allow Precise Labeling Of Up To A Trillion Individual Cells
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have induced structures incorporated within individual cells to produce laser light.
Meet The High-Performance Single-Molecule Diode
A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics with the creation of the world’s highest-performance single-molecule diode.
Photron’s New High-Speed Camera With Unsurpassed Light Sensitivity - FASTCAM Mini AX50
Photron, Inc. recently introduced the new FASTCAM Mini AX50. This high-speed camera has pixel resolution at 1,024 x 1,024 at up to 2,000 frames per second. The Mini AX50 also features superior light sensitivity for shorter shutter speeds, and greater depths of field.
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