Quantum-Dot Solar Windows Evolve With ‘Doctor-Blade’ Spreading
Quantum-Dot Solar Windows Evolve With ‘Doctor-Blade’ Spreading

In a paper this week for the journal Nature Energy, a Los Alamos National Laboratory research team demonstrates an important step in taking quantum dot, solar-powered windows from the laboratory to the construction site by proving that the technology can be scaled up from palm-sized demonstration models to windows large enough to put in and power a building.

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High Performance Motorized Stages: HPS Series
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High Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series

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BRISTOL INSTRUMENTS, INC., located near Rochester, NY, was founded in January, 2005, by three technical and marketing leaders of the now-defunct Burleigh Instruments. Together, this group has almost 60 years of combined experience in the design, manufacture, and marketing of lasers and precision test instruments used in basic and applied research, engineering, and production test applications.

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Abrisa Technologies Abrisa Technologies

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.


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