Materials Processing News

  1. Researchers Finally Prove Existence Of Excitonium, A New Form Of Matter
    12/11/2017

    Scientists using a newly developed spectroscopic technique have finally proven the existence of excitonium, a new form of matter first theorized almost half a century ago.

  2. Improving The Femtosecond Ultrashort Pulse Laser
    11/20/2017

    MXenes, conductive materials widely used in many industries, now have one more promising application: helping lasers fire extremely short femtosecond pulses, which last just millionths of a billionth of a second.

  3. Israeli Researchers Successfully Hide Optical Chip Under ‘Cloak Of Invisibility’
    11/16/2017

    Scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) are proposing a new method to obscure an optical chip by bending light around the object. This could be achieved by manipulating waves in the near field region (such as surface plasmons) of a metamaterial surface (a metasurface) on an integrated photonic structure.

  4. MIT Researchers Use Chalcogenides To Stretch And Integrate Photonic Devices
    11/9/2017

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are using chalcogenide glasses to produce flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) that can stretch or conform to the shape of an object or structure without damage, and to better integrate two-dimensional (2D) materials with conventional semiconductor circuits.

  5. Metal-Silicone Microstructures Could Enable New Types Of Flexible Optical And Electrical Devices
    11/1/2017

    For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone.

  6. Terahertz Spectroscopy Now Possible At The Nanoscale
    10/23/2017

    Researchers at Brown University have developed a modified method of laser terahertz emission microscopy (LTEM) to image, for the first time, individual nanostructures of materials being analyzed.

  7. Extraordinarily Strong Nonlinear Optical Graphene-Like Material Could Renovate Nonlinear Photonics
    10/23/2017

    Nonlinear optics is a key enabling technology of our modern society, such as in imaging and high-speed data communication.

  8. Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advancing, Spurred By Dual-Use Technology Development
    7/17/2017

    Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is a category of microelectronics using novel materials with stretchable, conformable, and flexible form factors. FHE enables wearables, medical Internet of Things (IoT) applications, defense applications, and more by shifting from electronics based on rigid and fragile circuit boards to flexible electronics components mounted on substrates, such as plastics and textiles.

  9. Ultrashort-Pulse Fiber Laser Reaches Unprecedented Performance At Cornell
    6/27/2017

    Cornell University researchers have engineered a new kind of environmentally-stable fiber laser that generates high-power ultrashort light pulses, opening new possibilities and applications for the fiber source. By Daryl Lovell

  10. BYU Researchers Develop Flexible Glass For Microfluidic Nanodevices
    3/27/2017

    Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) have developed a new method to fabricate flexible nano-scale membranes using surface micromachining and silica thin films.