Current Headlines

  1. Generation Of Light-Induced Electrical Current In Atomically Thin Nanomaterials
    5/23/2018

    Scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have used an optoelectronic imaging technique to study the electronic behavior of atomically thin nanomaterials exposed to light.

  2. First Light For The Storm Hunter
    5/23/2018

    As the International Space Station flew over the Indonesian coast of Sumatra on an April night, lightning from a thunderstorm reached the upper layers of the atmosphere and its light show was captured by ESA’s latest observatory in space.

  3. Imec Demonstrates Wireless Eye-Tracking Technology Based On Electro-Oculography
    5/23/2018

    Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, will demonstrate recently at its Imec Technology Forum in Antwerp (ITF Belgium 2018), a new wireless eye-tracking technology based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement.

  4. New High Performance High Load Linear Stages Family, Ballscrew/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications
    5/22/2018

    The new reference-class linear stages family, L-417 and V-417, from precision nanopositioning global leader PI (Physik Instrumente), are available in ballscrew and linear motor configurations, both cost effective designs, offering high resolution with improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time.  Applications for both include high demands on dynamics, precision, smooth scan motion, short settling times, and low tracking error, such as laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel manufacturing.

  5. Magnesium Magnificent For Plasmonic Applications
    5/22/2018

    Rice University researchers have synthesized and isolated plasmonic magnesium nanoparticles that show all the promise of their gold, silver and aluminum cousins with none of the drawbacks.

  6. NIST Puts The Optical Microscope Under The Microscope To Achieve Atomic Accuracy
    5/22/2018

    Over the last two decades, scientists have discovered that the optical microscope can be used to detect, track and image objects much smaller than their traditional limit—about half the wavelength of visible light, or a few hundred nanometers.

  7. Valves For Tiny Particles
    5/22/2018

    Newly-developed nanovalves allow the flow of individual nanoparticles in liquids to be controlled in tiny channels. This is of interest for lab-on-a-chip applications such as in materials science and biomedicine.

  8. Turning Entanglement Upside Down
    5/22/2018

    A team of physicists from ICTP and IQOQI-Innsbruck has come up with a surprisingly simple idea to investigate quantum entanglement of many particles.

  9. Researchers From Saarbrücken Are Developing Building Blocks For Quantum Repeaters
    5/22/2018

    Physicists of the University of the Saarland have managed to interlock an atom with a light quantum (photon) in the so-called telecom wavelength range.

  10. Tunable Diamond String May Hold Key To Quantum Memory
    5/22/2018

    A quantum internet promises completely secure communication. But using quantum bits or qubits to carry information requires a radically new piece of hardware – a quantum memory. This atomic-scale device needs to store quantum information and convert it into light to transmit across the network.