Editor’s Picks

  1. Sticky Surfaces Turn Slippery With The Flip Of A Molecular Light Switch
    Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created an "optically switchable" material that alters its surface characteristics when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. The new material could have a wide variety of applications, from a protein filter for biological mixtures to a tiny valve on a "lab-on-a-chip."
  2. Frequently Asked Questions: Infrared Detectors

    This white paper covers most frequently asked questions regarding infrared detectors, and provides the answers for each of them.

  3. Improving The Efficiency Of Solar Energy Cells

    University of Adelaide chemistry researchers are studying energy loss at the molecular level of new ‘plastic’ materials as a step towards the development of highly efficient, low-cost and flexible solar energy cells.

  4. DuPont Becomes World’s First Thin Film Solar Module Manufacturer To Earn LEED Gold Rating
    DuPont, through its wholly owned subsidiary DuPont Apollo, recently announced that its Shenzhen, China, production facility has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance (EB: O&M) from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
  5. Plasma Research Shows Promise For Future Compact Accelerators

    A transformative breakthrough in controlling ion beams allows small-scale laser-plasma accelerators to deliver unprecedented power densities.

  6. Moritex Now Offers Custom Service For Precision V-Grooves And Fiber Arrays
    Moritex, specialists in components, systems and services directed to the production of optoelectronic devices, has announced a new service for researchers seeking smaller numbers of custom design V-grooves and Fiber Arrays...
  7. ASML Ships New TWINSCAN NXT Immersion Lithography Platform

    ASML Holding NV has announced the first shipment of its new TWINSCAN NXT:1980Di immersion lithography system to support increasingly demanding multiple-patterning performance requirements. Demonstrating 1.2 nanometer (nm) dedicated chuck overlay and better than 10 nm focus uniformity, the NXT:1980Di features new grid calibrations and hardware that enables chipmakers to achieve tighter process windows for next-generation process nodes. 

  8. Printable Elastic Conductors With A High Conductivity For Electronic Textile Applications

    University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections.

  9. Ocean Optics Awards Blue Ocean Grants

    Ocean Optics is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Blue Ocean Grants, an open innovation program seeking novel ideas and technologies with the ultimate potential to change the world for the better and lead to eventual market commercialization.

  10. Microphone Listens With Light

    Listening to a conference call can leave you on the edge of your seat craning to hear what the person on the other end of the call is trying to say. But, a new sensor developed in Norway could change all that, giving microphones hyper-acute hearing and a sense of direction.