Current Headlines

  1. SLD Laser Wins Prism Award For Photonics Innovation
    2/7/2018

    SLD Laser (formerly SoraaLaser), a world leader in commercialization of visible laser light sources, was presented a prestigious Prism Award for Photonics Innovation by SPIE & Photonics Media, on January 31st, 2018.

  2. Rubber Blanket At An Atomic Level
    2/7/2018

    Two-dimensional materials such as graphene, which consist of only one or a few atomic layers, have been a very promising aspect of materials science over recent years. They demonstrate remarkable properties that open up completely new technical possibilities, from sensor technology to solar cells.

  3. Light Controls Two-Atom Quantum Computation
    2/7/2018

    Some powerful rulers of the world may dream of the possibility to get in touch with their colleagues on different continents unnoticed by friends or foes. Someday, new quantum technologies could allow for making these wishes come true.

  4. Serious Shortcomings In Aging Tests Of New Solar Cell Materials
    2/6/2018

    Perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells have been suggested as energy efficient and cost-effective challengers to silicon solar cells currently on the market.

  5. Liquid Crystal Molecules Form Nano Rings
    2/6/2018

    At DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have investigated an intriguing form of self-assembly in liquid crystals: When the liquid crystals are filled into cylindrical nanopores and heated, their molecules form ordered rings as they cool – a condition that otherwise does not naturally occur in the material.

  6. Researchers Create Fiber Optic Sensors That Dissolve In The Body
    2/5/2018

    For the first time, researchers have fabricated sensing elements known as fiber Bragg gratings inside optical fibers designed to dissolve completely inside the body.

     

  7. New Approach Could Quickly Identify Best Organic Solar Cell Mixtures
    2/5/2018

    An international team of researchers has discovered a new quantitative relation that allows for quick identification of promising material combinations for organic solar cells. The discovery could significantly reduce the “trial and error” aspect of solar cell production by reducing the time spent on finding the most efficient mixtures.

  8. Smart New Method To Manufacture Organic Solar Cells
    2/5/2018

    The energy efficiency of organic solar cells is approaching that of conventional silicon solar cells, but they don't necessarily have to compete on the same market.

     

  9. Electro-Mechano-Optical NMR Detection
    2/5/2018

    An international research project led by Kazuyuki Takeda of Kyoto University and Koji Usami of the University of Tokyo has developed a new method of light detection for nuclear magnetic resonance -- NMR -- by up-converting NMR radio-frequency signals into optical signals.

  10. Controlling Quantum Interactions In A Single Material
    2/5/2018

    The search and manipulation of novel properties emerging from the quantum nature of matter could lead to next-generation electronics and quantum computers. But finding or designing materials that can host such quantum interactions is a difficult task.