Quantum physicists at the University of Sussex have created an algorithm that speeds up the rate of calculations in the early quantum computers which are currently being developed. They have created a new way to route the ions – or charged atoms – around the quantum computer to boost the efficiency of the calculations.
A lens a thousand times thinner than a hair was developed by researchers at the São Carlos School of Engineering at the University of São Paulo (EESC-USP). The piece can be used as a photographic lens on smartphones or used in other devices that depend on sensors.
Optical Surfaces Ltd. reports that its off-axis parabolic mirrors are particularly suitable for coating using an Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) technique that provides near 100% reflectivity thereby providing unmatched protection from thermal damage that often arises from high power continuous wave lasers.
Tin monosulfide (SnS) is a promising material used for next generation solar cells because of its nontoxic characteristics and abundance, in addition to its excellent photovoltaic properties. Sakiko Kawanishi and Issei Suzuki led a team that has succeeded in growing large single crystals of SnS, which can provide a pathway for the fabrication of SnS solar cells with a high conversion efficiency.
Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, announces the OD-110WISOLHT, a high-temperature, wide-angle infrared light-emitting diode (IRLED) specially designed for high-temperature applications, such as covert exterior aircraft lighting.
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