A new experimental method permits the X-ray analysis of amyloids, a class of large, filamentous biomolecules which are an important hallmark of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. An international team of researchers headed by DESY scientists has used a powerful X-ray laser to gain insights into the structure of different amyloid samples.
In the wake of its recent discovery of a flat form of gallium, an international team led by scientists from Rice University has created another two-dimensional material that the researchers said could be a game changer for solar fuel generation.
Circulators are important components in communication technology. Their unique way of routing light usually requires centimeter-sized magnets, which are difficult to miniaturize for use on optical chips. Researchers at AMOLF and the University of Texas have circumvented this problem with a vibrating glass ring that interacts with light.
A unique high-speed camera, designed to capture the fleeting effects of gamma rays crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, will soon be on its way from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to Arizona’s Mount Hopkins.
In an ever-evolving medical landscape, innovative designs can make all the difference in gaining a competitive advantage for device manufacturers. SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs can withstand thousands of steam sterilization cycles, opening a wealth of new design options for device engineers.
Electronics in medical applications require continuous power and signal transmission for reliable performance. However, the medical connectors that enable these functions are a potential weak point.
Phantom cameras offer the necessary features for recording data in the most remote and harsh locations. In this video, Anni and Lauri, from Beyond the Press, use the VEO46OS to record ice racing footage that would not have been possible without easy setup and mobile options.
BaySpec offers the GoldenEye™ camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 – 1700 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high sensitivity imager is ideal for low light level applications. Read more.
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Augmented reality (AR) is likely to usher in the next generation of computing and will have a huge impact on our society over the next several decades. For the developers of AR glasses, field of view (FOV) is a key performance standard upon which lens material is evaluated. Ideally, AR glasses would match humans’ natural FOV, but so far they’ve been much more limited. To help push AR forward in consumer experience, developers will require a glass that widens the FOV found in many devices.
Microfluidics is a highly interdisciplinary field that employs state-of-the-art microfluidic chip technologies to guide fluid(s), and tiny objects within, through channels with micro-sized cross-sections. In the beginning of this paper, provided are a set of basic equations that can be used to approximate the fundamental physical principles involved in microfluidics. Then, summarized are a series of recent peer-reviewed publications where high-speed cameras were used to: track and quantify cell trajectory, observe cell stretching during deformability cytometry, guide and isolate circulating tumor cells, and encapsulate and sort individual cells.
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.
Measuring the surface topology and thickness of thin films is important for characterizing many devices, but it can be difficult to resolve small enough features while covering a wide area. A new technique, model based analysis, creates a 3D map of both the film’s surface and thickness.
The new reference-class linear stages family, L-417 and V-417, from precision nanopositioning global leader PI (Physik Instrumente), are available in ballscrew and linear motor configurations, both cost effective designs, offering high resolution with improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time. Applications for both include high demands on dynamics, precision, smooth scan motion, short settling times, and low tracking error, such as laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel manufacturing.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command — simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory made the first observations of waves of atomic rearrangements, known as phasons, propagating supersonically through a vibrating crystal lattice—a discovery that may dramatically improve heat transport in insulators and enable new strategies for heat management in future electronics devices.
X-ray spectromicroscopy at the Scanning X-ray Microscopy beamline (I08), here at Diamond, has been utilised to pinpoint chemically reduced iron and calcium compounds within protein plaques derived from brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients.
Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequi-sites for use in optics, data technology or medical engineering.
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