Newsletter | January 6, 2021

01.06.21 -- Build A DIY AFM | Validating Aerospace Thermal Protection

Industry Insights
Building A Do-It-Yourself Atomic Force Microscope

Atomic force microscopes (AFMs) are versatile tools for characterizing surfaces down to the sub-nanometer scale. Researchers can build their own AFMs for as little as $30,000 using off-the-shelf components such as nanopositioning stages.

Keeping Your Additive Manufacturing Laser In Spec

Additive manufacturing allows for more customized parts using more specialized materials, and will eventually create a more localized, rapid, and agile distribution network. This white paper discusses important laser performance characteristics, how to measure them, and how to keep the laser in spec.

UVC Disinfection And How It Works: Questions And Answers By The Bolb Inc. Experts

To help fight against COVID-19 and its impact worldwide, LASER COMPNENTS has taken time to speak with UVC disinfection experts on the front lines about how this technology works.

Validating Thermal Protection Before A Space-Shot Launch

Neil Tewksbury and his team at the University of Southern California Rocket Propulsion Lab want to blast a rocket into space, reaching an altitude of 100 km above sea level with a rocket made up completely of components the team manufactures. 

Optical Components For SWIR Imaging

This application note provides information on the benefits of SWIR imaging in harsh or low-light level conditions and PG&O's capabilities in manufacturing optical components for SWIR imaging.

Practical Considerations For Near-IR LEDs

This application note provides practical considerations for current-driven LED devices.

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