According to the EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, 85 % of PV waste must be recovered and 80 % recycled and reused, by 2018.
Spectrometers — devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars — are large devices with six-figure price tags, and tend to be found in large university and industry labs or observatories.
Researchers have developed a new device that can be used to visualize how sound-induced vibrations travel through the ear. The technology is providing new insight into how the ear receives and processes sound waves and, with additional development, might one day be used by physicians to diagnose diseases that affect hearing.
A theoretical concept to realize quantum information processing has been developed by Professor Guido Burkard and his team of physicists at the University of Konstanz. The researchers have found ways to shield electric and magnetic noise for a short time.
First Sensor develops reliable sensor solutions for detecting light, pressure, level, radiation, flow, and acceleration.
Automotive journalist, Alex Roy, talks about thermal cameras in autonomous driving with Stuart Klapper from Veoneer and Paul Clayton from FLIR Systems.
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.
This eBook addresses the inherent heating problems in electrical system designs as they become smaller and more powerful. Whether it is in the early rapid prototyping design phase, failure analysis and quality assurance phase, or troubleshooting on product returns, thermal measurement is a key tool for identifying problems and improving thermal management solutions. The FLIR eBook also offers insight and advice from industry experts on new infrared technologies, innovations, and techniques. Read more.
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Traditional methods of mapping surface mines have inherent challenges to obtaining data with enough detail to allow effective tactical and strategic decision making. Hyperspectral infrared imaging eliminates the problems.
Used in the operating room for decades, optical fibers continue to enable new devices for minimally invasive surgeries and light-based disease detection that are enhancing the application of optics in modern medicine.
Pyroelectric detectors are thermal detectors that use temperature fluctuations to create a charge change on the surface of pyroelectric crystals, which produces a corresponding electrical signal. This application note discusses the materials used for their fabrication, how they operate, and their ideal applications.
“What’s a ‘steering wheel’?” At the present time this would be a very strange question to hear asked from anyone who has driven, ridden in, or even seen a car but in a couple of decades this may not seem so unusual. The evolution of increasingly affordable and capable sensing and imaging systems combined with the desire to create safer, more efficient transportation systems is driving the development of autonomous vehicles (pun intended). LiDAR is a key technology that will eventually help carry this growth through to “Level 5” autonomy --> no steering wheels, no brake pedals, no human intervention in driving.
A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells (“meta-atoms”).
The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create artificial stars, or laser guide stars (LGS), in this layer for improving the quality of astronomical observations.
Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity.
Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, will highlight its detector and emitter solutions for use in a growing list of smart home and LiDAR applications at Electronica in Munich, Germany.
Positrons are short-lived subatomic particle with the same mass as electrons and a positive charge. They are used in medicine, e.g. in positron emission tomography (PET), a diagnostic imaging method for metabolic disorders.
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