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Quantum Mechanics: Entanglements In Ultracold Atomic Clouds
Quantum Mechanics: Entanglements In Ultracold Atomic Clouds

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.

  • Physicists Solve The Mystery Of Vanishing Particles In Graphene
    Physicists Solve The Mystery Of Vanishing Particles In Graphene

    Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Tohoku University (Japan) have explained the puzzling phenomenon of particle-antiparticle annihilation in graphene, recognized by specialists as Auger recombination.

  • Electron Sandwich Doubles Thermoelectric Performance
    Electron Sandwich Doubles Thermoelectric Performance

    Researchers more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity, which could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.

  • Thermal Camouflage Disguises Hot And Cold
    Thermal Camouflage Disguises Hot And Cold

    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.

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Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS
Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS The new Ophir® PD300-MS microscope slide power meter designed to make accurate measurements of emitted light from fluorescent microscopes. Measuring power levels of high numerical aperture (NA) objectives, from 5 µW to 1 W, this power meter can be used with a wide range of light sources in such applications as photo-activation or photo-bleaching.  Continue Reading...
High-Load Linear Stage Family With Ball Screw/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications
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Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990
Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990 The Phantom® S990 is Vision Research’s highest throughput streaming camera available on the market designed specifically for machine vision applications. This imager combines Phantom premium sensor image quality, outstanding high speed technology, and record breaking direct data transfer speed to provide 9 Mpx at up to 938 fps and almost 9 Gpx/sec. The camera streams directly into PCI Express frame grabbers with up to 16 standard CXP6...  Continue Reading...
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  • Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer
    Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer

    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.

  • Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications
    Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications

    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.

  • Precision Optics For Research Applications
    Precision Optics For Research Applications

    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.

  • Precision Optics For Semiconductor Applications
    Precision Optics For Semiconductor Applications

    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 Recording At Its Very Best
    High-Speed Thermal Recording At Its Very Best

    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.

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  • Software: A Critical Component Of Any IR Camera

    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.

  • The Challenges Of Infrared Radiance Measurement

    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.

  • How To Use A Motion Control System For Spiral 3D Tomography Based On Air Bearings, Linear Motors And Piezo Motors

    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.

  • Strong Partnerships Propel Innovation For Medical Devices

    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.

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