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  1. Groundbreaking Experiment Will Test The Limits Of Quantum Theory
    1/17/2018

    Scientists from three UK universities are to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3M in funding.

  2. Perovskite Solar Cells: Perfection Not Required
    1/17/2018

    Metal-organic perovskite layers for solar cells are frequently fabricated using the spin coating technique. If you follow the simplest synthesis pathway and use industry-relevant compact substrates, the perovskite layers laid down by spin coating generally exhibit numerous holes, yet attain astonishingly high levels of efficiency

  3. Semiconductor Breakthrough May Be Game-Changer For Organic Solar Cells
    1/17/2018

    In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors.

  4. Ultra-Thin Optical Fibers Offer New Way To 3D Print Microstructures
    1/17/2018

    For the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3D printing

  5. “Atomristors” Hold Promise For Memory Storage, RF Switching
    1/17/2018

    Engineers worldwide have been developing alternative ways to provide greater memory storage capacity on even smaller computer chips. Previous research into two-dimensional atomic sheets for memory storage has failed to uncover their potential — until now.

  6. Research Into Terahertz Signals And Friction-Optimized Metals
    1/17/2018

    In the next five years, their projects will be funded with about EUR 2 million each.

  7. Bristol Instruments Signs New Distributor In Korea
    1/16/2018

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces an agreement with Qbic Laser System, Inc. Headquartered in Bucheon, South Korea, Qbic will represent Bristol’s laser spectral characterization products, including high-accuracy wavelength meters and high-resolution spectrum analyzers for the characterization of lasers that operate from the visible to the mid-IR.

  8. Unique Topological Phenomena In An Open System Of Photonic Crystals
    1/16/2018

    Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have observed two distinct topological effects in an open system of photonic crystals. Such phenomena open new possibilities in making novel light-based computing systems or light-emitting devices.

  9. ARON’s Optical Comm.Channel Debuts At CES, Takes 'Best Demo' At IEEE CCNC
    1/16/2018

    On the heels of its public debut at last week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), California-based illumination technology company SureFire presented its innovative new optical communications channel, ARON, to some of the world's leading scientists at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC) on January 15 in Las Vegas.

  10. FISBA To Exhibit High Precision Optics At Photonics West 2018
    1/16/2018

    FISBA, a world leader in optical components and systems, will exhibit at SPIE Photonics West Booth 1825, January 30-February 1, 2018. FISBA designs and manufactures solutions for Life Sciences, Production Technology and Defense & Security applications.