Resonance is a familiar concept in music, physics and engineering and underlies technical approaches in chemistry, biology and medicine.
Engineers have invented tiny structures inspired by butterfly wings that open the door to new solar cell technologies and other applications requiring precise manipulation of light.
A team at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has for the first time fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound (Ti4O7) that is characterised by an extremely large surface area, and tested it as a cathode material in lithium-sulphur batteries.
Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully demonstrated that cooling a mechanical oscillator close to its quantum ground state will turn it into a quantum reservoir that can shape the states of microwave photons in a superconducting circuit. It's the latest attempt to harness microwaves for quantum information processing.
This video shows the principle of photoluminescence in the time domain (pulsed excitation) and in the frequency domain (continuous, modulated excitation) using the pco.flim – a specialized camera for luminescence lifetime measurements in the frequency domain. The corresponding waveforms of light, shaped and delayed by a reflective target and a photoluminescent sample, are visualized.
There are unique challenges involved in bringing infrared cameras up to the high-definition standards we’ve all grown accustomed to for cameras in the visible range. Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic Technologies spent a few minutes at DCS 2017 to speak about these challenges.
Vince Morton with Telops gives an update on what’s new for Telops’ product lines, and shows a demonstration of an advanced high-speed multispectral filtering application.
Anyone who has attended an exhibition in this industry knows that it’s not hard to find a good lens manufacturer. However, finding the right lens for your application can be a challenge. Thankfully, John Franks with Umicore is here to help. Watch the video to learn what you need to consider when selecting a lens for LWIR imaging applications.
Jay Stepleton with Vision Research spent a few minutes with us to talk about the tradeoffs involved in speed, resolution, and sensitivity when designing high speed camera sensors.
The recent introduction of 5-axis laser micro drill system expands the limits of micrometer range drilling. Canon’s unique technology creates flexible hole shapes and wider angles at significantly higher processing speeds. Stent production, injector hole drilling and micromachining will benefit. Read more.
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BP Chemicals is a world renowned company in the production of acetic acid, and is responsible for a significant portion of the world’s capacity. Every year the company invests many millions of pounds in improving production efficiency, minimizing environment impact, and protecting their employees. With personnel safety in mind, BP Chemicals is now taking a fresh look at how FLIR thermal imaging can help minimize leaks.
The process of detecting gas leaks within industrial facilities can be susceptible to human error and interpretation, not to mention that it could be dangerous and time-consuming. The RoboGasInstector is a type of robot system that was created with the intention of providing a safer, more efficient, and more reliable gas detection solution. This system delivers remote detection and localization of gas leaks, and was developed by a group of German companies and institutes. It uses a FLIR GF302 optical gas imaging camera.
As awareness of leaks within biogas facilities has grown over the past few years, gas camera technology has also increased in use in order to easily show leaks. Biogas leaks raise the potential risk for health and environment safety, and may result in losses to system efficiency. Security risks can also arise when escaping gases form explosive mixtures and place employees and the facility in danger. This application note explains how the FLIR GF320 was used to assess leakage in biogas facilities, and how using this camera offers numerous advantages over conventional gas detection measurements.
This application note presents multiple equations and recommendations for use with each type of available diffractive optic from LASER COMPONENTS.
The Design and Prototyping Group at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) has developed a unique hybrid 3D printing process that allows electrical, optical and structural elements to be introduced throughout an additively manufactured component during the build process.
A large international collaboration, which included ANSTO, has successfully synthesised highly porous rhodium nanoparticles that could be used as a more effective catalytic converter for vehicles.
Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified.
Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), working in collaboration with counterparts at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), have developed the world's thinnest nanometric hologram, making it possible for the first time to integrate 3D holography with smartphones and wearable devices.
Precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has released an elevated version of its ironless linear motor stage, LMS-180, which is well-suited for precision automation applications in industry and research that require highly accurate linear motion over long travel with high load capacity.
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