Physics / Understanding Insulators With Conducting Edges
Insulators that are conducting at their edges hold promise for interesting technological applications. However, until now their characteristics have not been fully understood. Physicists at Goethe University have now modelled what are known as topological insulators with the help of ultracold quantum gases.
Video Microscope System Integrates Advanced Optics, Fiber Optics And CCD Components
Moritex USA Inc. has introduced the MS-804 Scopeman digital video microscopy system, the latest in Moritex’s line of CCD microscope systems integrating advanced optics, fibre optics and CCD components...
Microvision To Develop Innovative Displays With A Global Automotive Tier 1 Supplier
Microvision, a leader in light scanning technologies for display and imaging products, announced recently that it has entered into a product development agreement with a second global Tier 1 automotive partner
A Quantum Pump For Ultracold Atoms
The transport of particles is usually induced by applying an external gradient to a system. Water, for example, flows down a slope and electric current is generated by applying a voltage.
New X-Ray Camera Will Reveal Big Secrets About How Chemistry Works
Designed to record bursts of images at an unprecedented speed of 4.5 million frames per second, an innovative X-ray camera being built with STFC’s world-class engineering expertise will help a major new research facility shed light on the structure of matter.
It's A Trap! But That's Okay For Novel Light-Detecting Material
Traps. Whether you’re squaring off against the Empire or trying to wring electricity out of sunlight, they’re almost never a good thing. But sometimes you can turn that trap to your advantage.
Optical Computer Made From Frozen Light
Scientists at Harvard University have shown how ultra-cold atoms can be used to freeze and control light to form the "core" – or central processing unit – of an optical computer. Optical computers would transport information ten times faster than traditional electronic devices, smashing the intrinsic speed limit of silicon technology
Philips to Open R&D Labs in China
Acknowledging its major East Asia production base, Philips Research (Amsterdam, Netherlands) has decided to open two laboratories in China...
Sensors Unlimited Introduces Mil-Hardened InGaAs SWIR Video Camera
Sensors Unlimited - Goodrich ISR Systems announces a new mil-hardened, uncooled, InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) SWIR (shortwave infrared) video camera for military applications. Small and ultra-compact, the high sensitivity SU320HX video camera is designed for use in military imaging systems that are deployed and operate in harsh environments under extremely rugged conditions.
Light Controls Matter, Matter Controls X-Rays
Like playing a game of scissors-paper-rock, a team of scientists led by Thornton E. (Ernie) Glover of Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS), Linda Young of Argonne National Laboratory, and Ali Belkacem of Berkeley Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division has used laser light to control x-ray beams – by first changing the material medium through which the x-rays pass.