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  1. New Nanoparticle Superstructures Made From Pyramid-Shaped Building Blocks

    In research that may help bridge the divide between the nano and the macro, Brown University chemists have used pyramid-shaped nanoparticles to create what might be the most complex macroscale superstructure ever assembled.

  2. Fiber Optic Sensor Measures Tiny Magnetic Fields

    Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain.

  3. Lighting It Up: A New Non-Toxic, Cheap, And Stable Blue Photoluminescent Material

    Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have designed a novel photoluminescent material that is cheap to fabricate, does not use toxic starting materials, and is very stable, enhancing our understanding of the quantic nature of photoluminescence.

  4. Delft Researchers Push The Boundaries Of Optical Microscopy

    The field of optical microscopy research has developed rapidly in recent years. Thanks to the invention of a technique called super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, it has recently become possible to view even the smaller parts of a living cell.

  5. Two Quantum Dots Are Better Than One: Using One Dot To Sense Changes In Another

    Quantum dots are nanometer-sized boxes that have attracted huge scientific interest for use in nanotechnology because their properties obey quantum mechanics and are requisites to develop advanced electronic and photonic devices.

  6. First-Ever Method For Controlling Nanomotors Is Developed By UT Engineers

    In a breakthrough for nanotechnology, engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for selecting and switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors among multiple modes with simple visible light as the stimulus.

  7. Multibit Optoelectronic Memory

    Optoelectronic memories are devices which can store photon-generated charge carriers when exposed to light. The stored charges can be accessed later for information retrieval.

  8. Teledyne DALSA Introduces Industry’s first 5 Gigabit, GigE Vision Cameras

    Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision technology, is pleased to introduce its newest Genie Nano cameras with eight new monochrome and color models built around the industry’s best performing SONY image sensors.

  9. Extremely Small And Fast: Laser Ignites Hot Plasma

    When light pulses from an extremely powerful laser system are fired onto material samples, the electric field of the light rips the electrons off the atomic nuclei. For fractions of a second, a plasma is created.

  10. Sound Offers New Directions In Integrated Photonics

    Yale scientists have demonstrated a new method to control the behavior of light on a silicon chip — specifically, its direction — by using sound waves. This discovery appears Sept. 17 in the journal Nature Photonics.