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  1. New PI Medium Load Hexapod 6-Axis Motion Platform
    11/22/2017

    With the usability of 6-axis hexapods increasing in research and industry applications, PI introduces a new medium load 6-axis precision motion platform, the H-825 hexapod. The H-825 provides a self-locking load capacity up to 30 kg (66lbs). The motion range is up to 55mm (linear) and up to 38 degrees (rotation). High system precision is guaranteed by absolute encoders and an actuator resolution of 8 nanometers – with excellent position repeatability of ±0.1µm and ±2µrad, respectively.

  2. Princeton, Penn State Researchers Create Diode Laser From Hybrid Perovskite Material
    11/22/2017

    Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and Princeton University have created a diode laser from hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites – materials that have garnered attention due to their light emitting properties, useful in optoelectronic devices and solar cells.

  3. Shooting Electrons At Diamonds Can Introduce Quantum Sensors Into Them
    11/22/2017

    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.

  4. Physicists Explain Metallic Conductivity Of Thin Carbon Nanotube Films
    11/21/2017

    An international team of researchers from MIPT; Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS; Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS; Skoltech; and Aalto University (Finland) has examined the optical and dielectric properties of thin macroscopic films based on single-walled carbon nanotubes and obtained an explanation for the metallic nature of their conductivity using infrared and terahertz spectroscopy.

  5. Fine Felted Nanotubes
    11/21/2017

    Extremely lightweight, electrically highly conductive, and more stable than steel: due to their unique properties, carbon nanotubes would be ideal for numerous applications, from ultra-lightweight batteries to high-performance plastics, right through to medical implants.

  6. MKS Announces Ophir® BeamWatch AM, Non-Contact Laser Beam Monitoring System For Additive Manufacturing
    11/20/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® BeamWatch® AM, the industry's first non-contact laser beam monitoring system for additive manufacturing. BeamWatch AM is a lightweight, compact system designed for real-time measurement of focal shift during laser startup of powder bed fusion manufacturing processes. It measures key beam size, position, and quality parameters, including focus spot size and beam caustic. These measurements allow users to more easily determine when the beam is aligned and in focus, providing more consistent metallurgy. Measurements can be displayed as tabular, 2D, and 3D views, providing a quick and realistic display of laser characteristics.  

  7. Ultrafast Pulses Modulate Circadian Rhythm And Blues
    11/20/2017

    Manipulating the spectral components of ultrafast, near-infrared pulses of light can influence neural activity, paving the way for more effective treatments of mood and circadian rhythm sleep disorders, according to a team of researchers at the University of Illinois.

  8. Borophene Shines Alone As 2-D Plasmonic Material
    11/20/2017

    An atom-thick film of boron could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons, according to Rice University scientists.

  9. Spin From Heat: New Current Material Increases Efficiency
    11/20/2017

    Electronic devices such as computers generate heat that mostly goes to waste. Physicists at Bielefeld University have found a way to use this energy: They apply the heat to generate magnetic signals known as ‘spin currents’.

  10. Solar-Tectic LLC Announces New OLED Display Technology
    11/20/2017

    Solar-Tectic LLC ("ST") announced today a breakthrough OLED display technology that promises to revolutionize the industry by replacing the standard LTPS (low temperature polysilicon) process used world-wide by the major display manufacturers and thereby solving the industry's "backplane problem."