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  1. From Sea Urchin Skeleton To Solar Cell
    6/4/2018

    Researchers at AMOLF have found a way of making calcium carbonate structures, such as a sea urchin skeleton, suitable for use in electronics. They do this by modifying the composition of the material so that it becomes a semiconductor without losing its shape.

  2. Researchers Devise New Way To Make Light Interact With Matter
    6/4/2018

    A new way of enhancing the interactions between light and matter, developed by researchers at MIT and Israel’s Technion, could someday lead to more efficient solar cells that collect a wider range of light wavelengths, and new kinds of lasers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that could have fully tunable color emissions.

  3. Coherent Introduces Integrated, 19" Rack Mount, 4 kW Industrial Diode Laser System
    6/1/2018

    The new Coherent HighLight® DL4000HPR is a compact, high power, fiber delivered industrial diode laser system that offers unmatched convenience and economy for metal processing applications such as cladding, heat treating and brazing.

  4. Bristol Instruments Improves Its Laser Spectral Analysis Capability In The IR And Mid-IR
    6/1/2018

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces the introduction of the new 771A-MIR Laser Spectrum Analyzer. The 771 product line includes a series of unique instruments that operate as both a high-accuracy wavelength meter and a high-resolution spectrum analyzer. The model 771A-MIR combines highest wavelength measurement accuracy and highest spectral resolution for IR and mid-IR laser applications.

  5. Thermal Spin Currents Confirmed In Both Space And Time
    6/1/2018

    The national priority programme ‘Spin Caloric Transport’ (SpinCaT) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) was set up to examine how magnetic currents can be generated through differences in temperature and explore their potential future use to save energy in nanoelectronics.

  6. Microscopy Technique To Analyze Cellular Focal Adhesion Dynamics
    6/1/2018

    Focal adhesions are large specialized proteins that are located in the area where a cell membrane meets the extracellular matrix (ECM), a collection of molecules surrounding the cells that provide support and regulate micromechanical signals to the cells.

  7. Novel Insulators With Conducting Edges
    6/1/2018

    Physicists at UZH are researching a new class of materials: Higher-order topological insulators. The edges of these crystalline solids conduct electric current without dissipation, while the rest of the crystal remains insulating. This could be useful for applications in semiconductor technology and for building quantum computers.

  8. Balluff SmartCamera Delivers Robust Vision In A Simple Package
    6/1/2018

  9. New Miniature Hexapod For Photonics Alignment Provides Dynamics And Precision, And Automated Alignment Algorithms
    5/31/2018

    PI has added a high dynamics model to its range of compact hexapods. Designed for photonics alignment applications, the hexapod provides 6 degrees of freedom, actuator resolution of 5 nanometers and repeatability as good as 60 nanometers, while providing velocities to 20mm/sec. Sustaining loads to 5kg, the new H-811.F2 features a removable magnetic kinematic plate to accelerate workflow with different fiber optics components. Its compact size, large travel range of up to 34mm for linear motions and up to 42° for rotary motions, and a user programmable pivot point facilitate work with fiber optic and photonics components. 

  10. FLEXPOINT Long Range Laser Module: Precise Positioning Over Long Distances
    5/31/2018

    With its FLEXPOINT Long Range Line Module, LASER COMPONENTS has developed a highly-precise positioning tool for long distances. Even at 50 m, the line is only 4 m long and can be adjusted to line widths of a few millimeters with an easy-to-use focusing device. The FLEXPOINT LR-L module is available with red (660 nm) or green (520 nm) lines. Customers have the choice of any output power in a range between 5 mW and 30 mW.