Current Headlines

  1. BMBF’s Digital Photonic Production Research Campus Opens With A Key Moment
    2/27/2015

    With the United Nations having declared 2015 the “International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies,” the opening of the BMBF’s new “Digital Photonic Production (DPP)” research campus at the end of January was perfectly timed. Located on the RWTH Aachen Campus, the DPP research campus is destined to become well known as the home to a new kind of collaboration between science and industry.

  2. Superatomic Nickel Core And Unusual Molecular Reactivity
    2/27/2015

    Scientists in Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow have revealed a unique molecular fragment Ni2O2, consisting of two nickel atoms and two oxygen atoms, that have shown plausible superatomic properties. Supeatoms are important structural elements in nanoscale organization and they possess unique physical and chemical properties.

  3. Critical Raw Materials: The Search For A Substitute In Catalysis, Electronics And Photonics
    2/27/2015

    ‘Critical raw materials’ are crucial to many European industries but they are vulnerable to scarcity and supply disruption. As such, it is vital that Europe develops strategies for meeting the demand for raw materials.

  4. New Filter Could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission
    2/27/2015

    University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users and Internet surfers to download data a thousand times faster than today.

  5. New Joule Class Laser System Installed At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    2/26/2015

    Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) successfully installed and commissioned their new Joule class Gigashot-HE Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) Laser System at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

  6. Imec Demonstrates Compact Wavelength-Division Multiplexing CMOS Silicon Photonics Transceiver
    2/26/2015

    Recently, at the 2015 International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), nanoelectronics research center imec, in collaboration with Tyndall National Institute, the University of Leuven (KULeuven) and the Ghent University, demonstrated a 4x20Gb/s wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) hybrid CMOS silicon photonics transceiver, paving the way to cost-effective, high-density single-mode optical fiber links.

  7. Moving Molecules Write Letters
    2/26/2015

    High performance materials for gas storage, thermal insulators or nanomachines need a thorough understanding of the behavior of the material down to the molecular level.

  8. New Research Signals Big Future For Quantum Radar
    2/26/2015

    The new breed of radar is a hybrid system that uses quantum correlation between microwave and optical beams to detect objects of low reflectivity such as cancer cells or aircraft with a stealth capability.

  9. SLAC-Led Research Team Bends Highly Energetic Electron Beam With Crystal
    2/25/2015

    An international team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has demonstrated that a bent silicon crystal can bend the paths of focused, very energetic electron beams much more than magnets used today.

  10. Potomac Photonics Announces FAST TRACK Program To Fabricate Custom Microfluidic Devices
    2/25/2015

    Potomac Photonics, a leader in micro-fabrication for the medical device and biotech industries, announces FAST TRACK, a new manufacturing process to quickly and economically build complete custom microfluidic devices

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