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  1. MKS Announces Ophir® LBS-300s, New Beam Splitter Finds Focus Spots With Shorter Working Distances
    12/13/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® LBS-300s, a compact, portable laser beam splitter for handling small beam diameters and a wide range of powers. The LBS-300s measures laser beams with diameters up to 15mm and powers from 10mW to 400W. It is designed with a shorter distance from the input surface to the camera array to accommodate finding focus spots with shorter working distances. This makes the LBS-300s ideal for enclosed workstations, such as micromachining, microwelding, and medical device manufacturing.

  2. Opto Diode Introduces 13.5 nm Directly-Deposited Thin-Film Filter Photodetectors
    12/13/2017

    Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces the SXUV100TF135 and SXUV100TF135B photodiodes with integrated thin-film filters. The detectors each feature a 100 mm2 active area and a directly-deposited thin-film filter for detection between 12 nm and 18 nm. Both detectors have typical responsivity of 0.09 A/W at 13.5 nm and are optimized for different electrical performance. The photodiodes are ideal for use in applications such as laser power monitoring, semiconductor photolithography, and metrology systems that utilize extreme ultraviolet light.

  3. New PI Micro-Positioning Components And Solutions Catalog
    12/13/2017

    Applications for linear and rotary stages with classical DC and stepper motors include the industrial fields and research where precise positioning of measuring tools, processing tools and cameras is mission critical.

  4. Researchers Finally Prove Existence Of Excitonium, A New Form Of Matter
    12/11/2017

    Scientists using a newly developed spectroscopic technique have finally proven the existence of excitonium, a new form of matter first theorized almost half a century ago.

  5. AdValue Photonics' Short-Pulse Fiber Lasers
    12/8/2017

    The performance characteristics of AdValue Photonics' fiber lasers have enabled glass hole drilling with unmatched hole quality and process speed. High precision zero-taper, straight inner-wall holes in transparent glass materials have been produced with chip sizes below 20µm.

  6. Once Shed Through - Threefold Information Gain
    12/8/2017

    No matter how big cell phones or computers are - the function of such electronic devices depends above all on the interaction of different materials. 

  7. Three Kinds Of Information From A Single X-Ray Measurement
    12/8/2017

    Whatever the size of mobile phones or computers are, the way in which such electronic devices operate relies on the interaction between various materials.

  8. Scientists Channel Graphene To Understand Filtration And Ion Transport Into Cells
    12/8/2017

    Tiny pores at a cell’s entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms—ions—but blocking others.

  9. Transducers USA Introduces New Custom Ultrasonic Sensors
    12/8/2017

    The non-contact sensing technology used in these Ultrasonic devices measures distance to an object by emitting sound waves and receiving the echo signal using a single ultrasonic element, unlike optical sensors which require both a transmitter and receiver.

  10. Novel Lenses Enable X-Ray Microscopy With Record Resolution
    12/8/2017

    Scientists have developed novel lenses that enable X-ray microscopy with record resolution in the nanometre regime. Using new materials, the research team led by DESY scientist Saša Bajt from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) has perfected the design of specialised X-ray optics and achieved a focus spot size with a diameter of less than ten nanometres.