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Spintronics: Molecules Stabilizing Magnetism

Organic molecules allow producing printable electronics and solar cells with extraordinary properties. In spintronics, too, molecules open up the unexpected possibility of controlling the magnetism of materials and, thus, the spin of the flowing electrons.

  • On The Way To Breaking The Terahertz Barrier For Graphene Nanoelectronics
    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.

  • Researchers Demonstrated The First Realization Of Invisible Absorbers And Sensors
    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.

  • New Technique To Synthesise Nanostructured Nanowires
    New Technique To Synthesise Nanostructured Nanowires

    Researchers have developed a new method for growing ‘hybrid’ crystals at the nanoscale, in which quantum dots – essentially nanoscale semiconductors – of different materials can be sequentially incorporated into a host nanowire with perfect junctions between the components.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

High Ion Exchange (HIE) Glass: Fully Integrated Solutions
Recent agreements have expanded Abrisa Technologies’ specialty glass product line to include Corning® Gorilla® Glass, SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass, and AGC Dragontrail™. Abrisa Technologies can now provide diverse portfolio of thin glass options to the display, defense, medical and industrial markets as well as any customized fabrication solutions required including the application of thin film coatings, various edge treatments, custom cutting and drilling, screen printing, Bus Bars and more.
  • High Precision Nanopositioning Systems: Nano-MET Series
    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
    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.

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  • Securing 21st Century Warfare’s Most Valuable Asset — Information
    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
    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
    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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ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on wearable antennas for military applications, countering EMI threats, biological and chemical threat detection, advances in optical sensing, and more.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

Opto Diode, An ITW Company

Opto Diode, An ITW Company

Opto Diode Corporation is a world supplier of reliable, high quality infrared (IR) LEDs and custom LEDs in the visible range. Since 1981, we have produced standard TO-packaging and custom housing LEDs in our U. S. facility in Southern California, maintaining the highest standards with our in-process quality control and testing systems...

Accumold

Accumold

Accumold® is a high-tech manufacturer of precision micro, small and lead frame injection molded plastic components
HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

HOYA CORPORATION USA Optics Division is a leading supplier of advanced optical materials and components for scientific, technology and industrial companies throughout the US.

Ophir Photonics

Ophir Photonics

Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation, began making laser power meters, energy meters, and beam profilers in 1979, and we’ve never looked back. We have headquarters in the United States, Israel, Japan, and Germany, as well as distributors in over 50 countries worldwide.

Zygo Corporation

Zygo Corporation

Supplier of precision optics including extreme precision aspheres and freeform, meter-class flats and windows in common and exotic materials. Full electro-mechanical-optical design/prototype and manufacturing capabilities for medical, defense, military, ISR, semiconductor and industrial technology research.

BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, including UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, benchtop and portable NIR/SWIR and Raman analyzers, confocal Raman microscopes, hyperspectral imagers, mass spectrometers, and OEM spectral engines and components, for the R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, health monitoring, human & animal medical devices, and the optical telecommunications industries.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • 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.

  • Introduction to Polarization

    Understanding and manipulating the polarization of light is crucial for many optical applications. Optical design frequently focuses on the wavelength and intensity of light, while neglecting its polarization. Polarization, however, is an important property of light that affects even those optical systems that do not explicitly measure it. The polarization of light affects the focus of laser beams, influences the cut-off wavelengths of filters, and can be important to prevent unwanted back reflections. It is essential for many metrology applications, such as stress analysis in glass or plastic, pharmaceutical ingredient analysis, and biological microscopy. 

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