Editor’s Picks

  1. Nanobridges Show Way To Nano Mass Production
    They look like an elegant row of columns, tiny enough for atomic-scale hide-and-seek, but these colonnades represent a new way to bring nanotechnology into mass production...
  2. Solar Cells More Efficient Thanks To New Material Standing On Edge

    The current research study deals with perovskite, a new and promising material in the context of solar cells. However, in its regular form, the material is very sensitive to moisture. It simply dissolves in contact with water, and even normal humidity deteriorates the material within hours or minutes.

  3. Combining ‘Tinkertoy’ Materials With Solar Cells For Increased Photovoltaic Efficiency

    Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have received a $1.2M award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to develop a technique that they believe will significantly improve the efficiencies of photovoltaic materials and help make solar electricity cost-competitive with other sources of energy.

  4. Penn Engineers Discover Natural "Workbench" For Nanoscale Construction
    Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have taken a step toward simplifying the creation of nanostructures by identifying the first inorganic material to phase separate with near-perfect order at the nanometer scale
  5. FLIR Announces New Thermography Software For R&D Researchers
    FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions (ATS) has released a new version 2.10 of its popular ThermaCAM Researcher software.
  6. Optical Fiber Networks: Channeling Light To Greater Heights

    Private households are increasingly connecting to the Internet via optical fiber networks, whose bandwidth is suitable for delivering on-demand video. The fibers of the network transmit light simultaneously over many channels by using different optical wavelengths

  7. Acousto-Optic Modulators For Co2 Laser Systems

    Gooch & Housego will be at the Laser, World of Photonics from June 22-25, to launch a new range of acousto-optic modulators (AOMs) and RF drivers for CO2 lasers.

  8. Shooting Electrons At Diamonds Can Introduce Quantum Sensors Into Them

    Researchers have discovered that dense ensembles of quantum spins can be created in diamond with high resolution using an electron microscopes, paving the way for enhanced sensors and resources for quantum technologies.

  9. DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New High Efficiency Solamet Photovoltaic Metallization Pastes
    DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) has introduced its newest generation of frontside metallization pastes for crystalline silicon solar cells - DuPont Solamet PV16x series photovoltaic metallizations.
  10. Silicon Nanoparticles Pave The Way Towards Nanoscale Light Emitters

    Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), ITMO University (St Petersburg), and their colleagues from the Australian National University have experimentally demonstrated that silicon nanoparticles are able to significantly increase the intensity of what is known as the Raman effect.