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Researchers Develop Materials That Can Revolutionize How Light Is Harnessed For Solar Energy
Researchers Develop Materials That Can Revolutionize How Light Is Harnessed For Solar Energy

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells, providing a tool to help push forward the development of next-generation devices.

  • Mapping The Energetic Landscape Of Solar Cells
    Mapping The Energetic Landscape Of Solar Cells

    A new spectroscopic method now makes it possible to measure and visualise the energetic landscape inside solar cells based on organic materials. It was developed by a research team led by Prof. Dr Yana Vaynzof, a physicist at Heidelberg University.

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FLIR Pan/Tilt Units FLIR offers a variety of pan/tilt units (PTUs) for top-mounted and side mounted payloads ranging from 5 to 70 lbs. Among these are a series of miniature computer controlled PTUs with programmability of speed, acceleration, power, and other parameters.  Continue Reading...
  FLIR Packaged Sensors
FLIR Packaged Sensors FLIR offers InSb-detector dewar cooler assemblies (DDCAs) and the SWIR ISC1202 as packaged sensor products.  Continue Reading...
MWIR And SWIR Focal Plane Arrays
MWIR And SWIR Focal Plane Arrays FLIR offers mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and short-wave infrared (SWIR) focal plane arrays (FPAs) to be mounted on 84-pin leadless chip carriers, customer supplied substrates, or integrated detector dewar/cooler assemblies. From handheld cameras, which use a single channel, video rate output to high-speed scientific testing where multiple outputs and dynamic windowing are needed, these focal plane arrays surpass the requirements.  Continue Reading...
FLIR Readout Integrated Circuits (ROICs)
FLIR Readout Integrated Circuits (ROICs) FLIR offers a large family of 2-dimensional, linear, and X-ray readout integrated circuits (ROICs) for a variety of applications, including P-on-N and N-on-P detectors, and other low background applications. Models are available in mid-format, large-format, and megapixel-format. The available X-ray models are mounted on flex circuits for use in flat panel X-ray detector systems.  Continue Reading...
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  • Laser Diffuser Technology Propels Light-Based Therapies Forward

    Advanced diffusers can meet the needs of light-based therapies by combining extremely homogenous light output at high powers with the ability to transmit visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths with high efficiency. 

  • Are Large Image Sensors A Perfect Fit For Large Field Of View Microscope Applications?

    Microscope manufacturers have increased their field of vision on the cameras connected to their microscopes to offer more information to their users. This, however, resulted in larger image circles to be covered by cameras with their image sensors, and raised the question: are larger image sensors a perfect fit for large field-of-view (FOV) microscope applications. This white paper explores the answer to this question and delves into the relationship between resolution, magnification, spectral range, and pixel size of image sensors.

  • What Is A UV Filter?

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    Optical filters are a great tool for a wide variety of lighting applications. One common use of optical filters includes changing the correlated color temperature of a light source. The class of optical filters used to make these types of color changes are called Color Temperature filters. This article discusses the use of Color Temperature Orange (CTO) And Color Temperature Blue (CTB) filters in particular.

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