Notorious asphyxiator carbon monoxide has few true admirers, but it’s favored by University of California, Irvine scientists who use it to study other molecules.
For the development of new medicinal agents, accurate knowledge of biological processes in the body is a prerequisite. Here proteins play a crucial role.
Materials scientists at Duke University computationally predicted the electrical and optical properties of semiconductors made from extended organic molecules sandwiched by inorganic structures.
By studying materials down to the atomic level, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found a way to make catalysts more efficient and environmentally friendly. The results have been published in Nature Communications. The methods can be used to improve many different types of catalysts.
Measuring very low power beams of light can be tricky; even small values of noise, drift or offset can have major impact on your readings. In this video, we’ll look at some best practices that can help you get the best performance from your very low power measurements.
Scanning slit profilers can make very accurate measurements of beam diameters as small as 5 microns, while cameras are limited to beams greater than 45 microns. This makes applications for focusing lasers or building optical systems much easier with a NanoScan. This video explains how to choose the right NanoScan for your application.
This video introduces First Sensor’s core competencies available from design concept to production.
FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.
Zygo’s precision optics solutions such as high-quality mirrors, space-based lens assemblies, and other reconnaissance systems, have enabled high-performance solutions for defense and aerospace application.
For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis. Read more.
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For years high-speed imaging has provided engineers with detailed analysis of projective tracking, missile launches, combustion testing, engine testing, fuselage testing, component testing, materials testing, flow visualization and more. There are several companies that manufacture high-speed cameras, so how do you decide which company to buy from and which model of camera to buy? This article discusses the many factors that are important to consider when purchasing a high-speed camera for aerospace testing.
Automotive engineers are continually faced with new vehicle safety requirements and highway emissions standards. The ever-changing automotive industry therefore requires the most advanced imaging systems to analyze video of everything from onboard and offboard vehicle safety tests to static airbag deployments to combustion events. Utilizing high-speed cameras allows engineers to record and examine both dramatic and subtle motion details by capturing anywhere from 1,000 to 20,000 frames per second (fps) at full resolution (generally 1-4 megapixels), with the highest performance cameras capturing in excess of 2M fps at reduced resolution.
Midwave (MWIR) infrared light is important in many hardware applications and optical filters are critical to success. Some simple practices can help avoid over specifying filter characteristics and driving up costs.
Augmented reality must still surpass major technical hurdles, particularly in the way AR devices deliver images to the eye. Already, systems that were once promising have been analyzed and largely discarded.
Many image processing applications depend on varying working distances. As more and more production lines should no longer only operate profitably for mass production but also in small series, the adaptation to new products and therefore varying working distances must be easy and quick to manage.
Russian physicists from MIPT teamed up with their foreign colleagues for a groundbreaking experimental study of a material that possesses both superconducting and ferromagnetic properties. In their paper published in Science Advances, the researchers also propose an analytical solution describing the unique phase transitions in such ferromagnetic superconductors.
LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is proud to present the first FLEXPOINT line laser module in a square casing (L x W x H: 65 x 15 x 15mm). This latest addition to the FLEXPOINT MV series was designed for quick and easy installation during series production of 3D systems for industrial image processing. Focus, beam position and all other parameters are aligned during production according to customer specifications. Upon our customers‘ request, the MVsquare will also be available in a space-saving version in which the laser beam is deflected by 90° and exits from the side of the housing.
Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as well.
Topological insulators are materials with very special properties. They conduct electricity or light particles on their surface or edges only but not on the inside. This unusual behaviour could eventually lead to technical innovations which is why topological insulators have been the subject of intense global research for several years.
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