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  1. New High Precision Linear Motor Stage With Absolute Encoder And Ironless Motor
    7/31/2015

    PI (Physik Instrumente) recently released a new compact ultra-precise V-551 motorized linear translation stage at Laser World of Photonics. This new stage is equipped with an integrated absolute-measuring for less referencing time, and a newly developed ironless magnetic linear motor for higher accuracy and smoother motion.

  2. Acton Optics & Coatings Introduces 193nm XL Excimer Laser Mirror Coating
    7/31/2015

    Acton Optics & Coatings recently developed a new 193nm XL high-reflectance coating ideal for low-fluence, high-repetition excimer laser applications. This new coating is also great for micromachining and materials processing applications.

  3. CERN Miniaturizes Linear Accelerator For Medical Applications
    7/31/2015

    Scientists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have taken the technology used to create the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and made it small enough to be installed in hospitals. A miniature linear accelerator (mini-Linac), said developers, could be used for future cancer treatments, as well as the production of radioisotopes used in medical imaging and sterilization of medical equipment.

  4. Magnetism At Nanoscale
    7/31/2015

    As the demand grows for ever smaller, smarter electronics, so does the demand for understanding materials’ behavior at ever smaller scales. Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are building a unique optical magnetometer to probe magnetism at the nano- and mesoscale.

  5. Quantum Matter Stuck In Unrest
    7/31/2015

    What happens if one mixes cold and hot water? After some initial dynamics, one is left with lukewarm water—the system has thermalized to a new thermal equilibrium. This is true not only when we pour cold milk into our hot coffee, but it is also what happens for almost all interacting systems we know in nature: in the long run they all approach a thermal state with an associated temperature.

  6. Innovations From The Wild World Of Optics And Photonics
    7/31/2015

    Traditional computers manipulate electrons to turn our keystrokes and Google searches into meaningful actions. But as components of the computer processor shrink to only a few atoms across, those same electrons become unpredictable and our ability to shuttle them across long and short distances diminishes.

  7. Butterflies Heat Up The Field Of Solar Research
    7/31/2015

    A team of experts from the University of Exeter has examined new techniques for generating photovoltaic (PV) energy – or ways in which to convert light into power.

  8. Transparent, Electrically Conductive Network Of Encapsulated Silver Nanowires – A Novel Electrode For Optoelectronics
    7/31/2015

    A team headed by Prof. Silke Christiansen has developed a transparent electrode with high electrical conductivity for solar cells and other optoelectronic components – that uses minimal amounts of material.

  9. Proto Labs Launches Rapid Magnesium Injection Molding Service
    7/30/2015

    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.

  10. ICALEO 2015: How Lasers Are Revolutionizing Our World
    7/30/2015

    A new focus on biomedical laser applications and continued opportunities for presenters to have their papers peer-reviewed will be among the highlights of the Laser Institute of America’s 34th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®), to be held Oct. 18-22 at the Sheraton® Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA.

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