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Sending Electrons On A Rollercoaster Ride
Sending Electrons On A Rollercoaster Ride

A first-of-its-kind x-ray instrument for frontier research with high-brightness x-rays is now in operation at Argonne National Laboratory. The new device utilizes a unique superconducting technology that speeds electrons on a path much like that of a rollercoaster.

  • A New Bose–Einstein Condensate Created At Aalto University
    A New Bose–Einstein Condensate Created At Aalto University

    Nearly a hundred years ago, Albert Einstein and Satyendra Nath Bose predicted that quantum mechanics can force a large number of particles to behave in concert as if they were only a single particle.

  • Freeing Electrons To Better Trap Them
    Freeing Electrons To Better Trap Them

    Atoms are composed of electrons moving around a central nucleus they are bound to. The electrons can also be torn away, overcoming the confining force of their nucleus, using the powerful electric field of a laser.

  • From Insulator To Conductor In A Flash
    From Insulator To Conductor In A Flash

    A clever combination of novel technologies enables us to study promising materials for the electronics of tomorrow. Over the past decades, computers have become faster and faster and hard disks and storage chips have reached enormous capacities.

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Long Range Thermal Zoom Camera Family: Vinden LR Series
Long Range Thermal Zoom Camera Family: Vinden LR Series Sierra-Olympic’s Vinden LR Series of cameras are designed to provide long range thermal imaging with powerful continuous zoom for thermal and multi-sensor defense systems in defense, security, surveillance, border, port, and base security applications. Several zoom lenses at 25 - 150 mm, 25 - 225 mm, or 40 - 300 mm are available to offer a narrow horizontal field of view (HFOV) as small as 1.5° without compromise to optical speed or...  Continue Reading...
LWIR/Thermal Camera With 5X Continuous Zoom: Vinden 75
LWIR/Thermal Camera With 5X Continuous Zoom: Vinden 75 Utilizing a vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer sensor and novel zoom optics, the camera is designed for integrators to provide LWIR imaging performance in constrained mass and volume environments, including defense, security, surveillance, border, port and base security applications.  Continue Reading...
Uncooled, Infrared Sensor For OEM Applications: Tenum™ 640
Uncooled, Infrared Sensor For OEM Applications: Tenum™ 640 Sierra-Olympic introduces the Tenum™ 640 uncooled, infrared sensor with 640 x 512 resolution providing superior long-wave infrared (LWIR) detection for a variety of OEM applications. This sensor balances an ultra-small pixel structure with an ultra-sensitive microbolometer performance at a significant cost advantage.  Continue Reading...
HD Dual-Sensor Thermal Camera For Drones: FLIR Duo™ Pro R
HD Dual-Sensor Thermal Camera For Drones: FLIR Duo™ Pro R FLIR offers the Duo™ Pro R high-resolution thermal and visible light imager specifically designed for commercial, industrial, and public safety applications. This HD camera features a dual-sensor with high-definition 4K color and thermal video recording in a single package. With a full suite of on-board sensors, the fully integrated camera provides a source for all vital data needed to create accurate maps and 3D models from an airborne...  Continue Reading...
3D Optical Surface Profilers: Nexview NX2
3D Optical Surface Profilers: Nexview NX2 Zygo Corporation introduces the next generation of optical profiling instruments designed to precisely measure surface area topography quickly and with ease for enhanced productivity and versatility. The Nexview NX2 instrument is based on innovative and versatile non-contact optical technologies. Ideal applications include research, precision engineering, quality control, and advanced manufacturing.  Continue Reading...
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  • FLIR Cameras Help Study Behavior Of Bats In World’s Largest Underground River Cave System

    A team of researchers are using FLIR thermal imaging cameras to study the behavior of bats residing in the Puerto Pricesa Underground River cave system in the Philippines. The hope is that the technology will provide insight into the size and identity of the bat colony, and knowledge on how to better preserve the species for years to come.

  • FLIR ETS320 Speeds Up Repair Work At ISOMEDIA

    The ISOMEDIA company offers after-market services for mobile devices in southern Germany. The business was launched as a PC and mobile phone repair center in Stuttgart. This case study explains how ISOMEDIA uses thermal imaging, with the FLIR ETS320 in particular, to speed up their repair work.

  • Thermal Imaging Helps To Study Non-Contact Electromagnetic Induction Heating For Eradicating Bacteria And Yeasts From Metal Implants

    Infections in joint replacement surgery are a major factor in the failure of the used metal implants, especially when more strains of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Heating up the joints would eliminate bacteria and yeast, but the concern is whether or not this can be done in a non-invasive fashion. Bart Pijls, MD, PhD, from the Leiden University Medical Center’s (LUMC) Department of Orthopedic Surgery believes the solution could be electromagnetic induction. He is working in conjunction with the medical center’s Department of Microbiology to study electromagnetic induction with the help of FLIR’s thermal imaging technologies.

  • LIST Researchers Use FLIR Cameras To Study The Electrocaloric Effect

    Refrigerant devices typically use fluid coolants turned into gases to cool things down. These gases, however, may become harmful to the environment, so research is being done on the use of solid materials as a substitute to cool down food, beverages, medicine, and even electronic devices. Researchers at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) are making use of FLIR’s thermal imaging cameras to study the subject.

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    With the help of ultrafast spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculations, LMU researchers have characterized the complete rotational cycle of the light-driven, chemical motor molecule hemithioindigo.

  • New Record On Squeezing Light To One Atom

    A study published in Science reports on how ICFO researchers, with MIT and Univ. of Minho, are able to confine and guide light down to a space of 1-atom thick in dimension. All electronic devices in our daily lives - computers, smartphones etc. – consist of billions of transistors, the key building block invented in Bell Labs in the late 1940s.

  • Peptide Induces Chirality Evolution In A Single Gold Nanoparticle

    For the first time, scientists have successfully created optically active, chiral gold nanoparticles using amino acids and peptides. Many chemicals significant to life have mirror-image twins (left-handed and right-handed structures), a characteristic that is conventionally called chirality.

  • New Research Could Literally Squeeze More Power Out Of Solar Cells

    Physicists at the University of Warwick have published new research in the Journal Science (today 19th April 2018 - via the journal’s First Release pages) that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells.

  • Salt Boosts Creation Of 2-D Materials

    A dash of salt can simplify the creation of two-dimensional materials, and thanks to Rice University scientists, the reason is becoming clear.

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