Editor’s Picks

  1. Mapping The Energetic Landscape Of Solar Cells

    A new spectroscopic method now makes it possible to measure and visualise the energetic landscape inside solar cells based on organic materials. It was developed by a research team led by Prof. Dr Yana Vaynzof, a physicist at Heidelberg University.

  2. Thinnest Optical Waveguide Channels Light Within Just Three Layers Of Atoms

    Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the thinnest optical device in the world—a waveguide that is three layers of atoms thin.

  3. Researchers Develop Materials That Can Revolutionize How Light Is Harnessed For Solar Energy

    Researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells, providing a tool to help push forward the development of next-generation devices.

  4. New Quantum Phenomena Helps To Understand Fundamental Limits Of Graphene Electronics

    A team of researchers from the Universities of Manchester, Nottingham and Loughborough have discovered quantum phenomena that helps to understand the fundamental limits of graphene electronics.

  5. NTU Singapore And Dutch Scientists Show How Perovskite Solar Cells Can Capture More Electricity

    Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) in a collaboration with the University of Groningen (UG) in the Netherlands, have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy.

  6. A Super-Fast ‘Light Switch’ For Future Cars And Computers

    Switching light beams quickly is important in many technological applications. Researchers at ETH have now developed an “electro-​opto-mechanical” switch for light beams that is considerably smaller and faster than current models.

  7. Researchers Generate Terahertz Laser With Laughing Gas

    Within the electromagnetic middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “T-ray vision.”

  8. Atomic ‘Trojan Horse’ Could Inspire New Generation Of X-Ray Lasers And Particle Colliders

    How do researchers explore nature on its most fundamental level? They build “supermicroscopes” that can resolve atomic and subatomic details. This won’t work with visible light, but they can probe the tiniest dimensions of matter with beams of electrons, either by using them directly in particle colliders or by converting their energy into bright X-rays in X-ray lasers.

  9. The 2012 FLIR Research & Science Symposium Is Coming To Denver

    FLIR announces the Research & Science Symposium, heldin collaboration with the Advancements in Thermal Management show in Denver. 

  10. Photon Announces New Automated Technique Of M² Measurement
    Laser quality is being increasingly defined by a parameter called M² and new demands are being put on laser manufacturers to measure this parameter in a more accurate and repeatable way with higher speed..