Hunters don camouflage clothing to blend in with their surroundings. But thermal camouflage – or the appearance of being the same temperature as one’s environment – is much more difficult. Now researchers, reporting in ACS’ journal Nano Letters, have developed a system that can reconfigure its thermal appearance to blend in with varying temperatures in a matter of seconds.
Physicists at the University of Bath have devised a new and highly sensitive method to truly test the chirality of a material, eliminating the risk of false positives from competing effects.
Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information processing. Their analysis of progress in the field is published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature Materials.
A system's state is characterised as entangled or quantum correlated if two or more particles cannot be described as a combination of separate, independent states but only as a whole.
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.
In regards to the research market, Zygo focuses on solving their own internal problems through R&D instead of relying on outside research organizations. With their expertise and connections with the research community, the company is able to understand research needs and ensure that products will work in experiments and instrumentation the first time.
The semiconductor market is focused on creating billions of products for consumption. Semiconductor companies turn to Zygo Corporation for their robust processes and constant solutions.
High-speed thermal imaging is vital to many research programs, as is having a robust method for recording and sharing the data. In this video, FLIR introduces the Portable High-Speed Data Recorder (pHSDR) and demonstrates how it can resolve some of the traditional performance limitations that arise from recording straight to a computer hard drive.
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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Software provides users of IR cameras with a work environment in which all the camera functions take place. Choosing the right software can greatly expand the capabilities of an IR camera.
IR cameras are used on the military test range primarily to measure the radiance of various targets. Understanding how radiance measurements work allows users to decide whether a camera is properly calibrated for their application.
Technologies such as 3D Computerized Tomography (CT) and micro computed-tomography (micro-CT) systems are used to study the internal structures of a wide variety of material samples. PI has created an air bearing system that features and ultra-precise motion as it rotates and lifts a sample in a series of helical moves. This application note presents the new motion control system and explains how it works based on air bearings, linear motors, and piezo motors.
Collaborating with a lighting expert can help ensure that a medical device’s lighting system is optimized for the instrument design while keeping manufacturing costs down and streamlining the path from product idea to operating room.
Xanadu and the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management are pleased to announce a technology partnership. Ventures in CDL's Quantum Machine Learning (QML) program will receive access and hands-on technical support to Xanadu's Strawberry Fields, an open-source quantum software package featuring a quantum machine learning toolbox for quantum computing built on TensorFlow.
By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses—a combination that could potentially yield smaller, more powerful lasers with superior thermal shock resistance, broad tunability and high-duty cycles.
Dr Joseph Liu has devised a world-first algorithm that can thwart digital attacks from supercomputers.
MIT researchers have designed a polymer material that can change its structure in response to light, converting from a rigid substance to a softer one that can heal itself when damaged.
Quantum dots are extremely small fluorescent nanoparticles which are composed of between 10 to 1000 atoms and 0.5 to 9 nanometers in diameter. They are so small that one cannot see them with a typical microscope.
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