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Users at POSTECH discuss results from their JPK NanoWizard AFM system
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre

    Insights on Photonics Opportunities in Sensing, Security

    Industry leaders at an all-day event in Edinburgh on 28 September will offer insight on opportunities for new end-use applications resulting from the rapid emergence of innovative dual-use technologies in the defence,...
  • Stemmer Imaging Training in the UK
  • Users at POSTECH discuss results from their JPK NanoWizard AFM system

    Medical Diagnostics Assisted by Atomic Force Microscopy

    JPK Instruments, a manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard AFM and ForceRobot systems at the Pohang University of Science and Technology...
  • Coin-sized Scanner to Target Blindness

    Coin-sized Scanner to Target Blindness

    A European group of scientists are working on the development of a breakthrough, compact, cost-effective retinal scanner that will play a key role in targeting the early diagnosis of retinal diseases that are worldwide leading...
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  • Artist concept of the SuperCam instrument for Mars 2020 Rover

    OptoSigma Advanced Optics for NASA’s New Mars Rover

    The mission to Mars in 2020 will send the Mars Rover up to look for natural resources, inspect for hazards and investigate generable habitability of the planet in preparation for future human expeditions. The Rover will be...
  • Mazda headlights

    2016 Mazda CX-9 Features Standard LED Lighting

    The 2016 Mazda CX-9 was created using low-beam headlights, which produce 900 lumens per unit—about twice the output of a comparable halogen headlight. Overall, CX-9's headlights are about 35% brighter than a...
  • The combined tools of ultrafast spectroscopy and nonlinear microscopy allow us to explore the diverse length and time scales of biology

    Ultrafast Amplifiers for High-end Spectroscopy

    From the advent of time-resolved techniques, researchers have been interested in generating shorter and shorter laser pulse durations to more effectively probe faster and faster events. Nanosecond processes, although still used in photochemistry...
  • The DLP2010NIR is featured in this DLP NIRscan Nano evaluation module from Texas Instruments

    Mobile Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: What will you measure?

    Spectroscopy has come a long way since its inception as lab-based technology. Handheld near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers continue to shrink in size and cost thanks in part to the advent of novel system architectures that leverage...
  • Summing Opportunities in TDI CMOS Sensor Architectures

    Summing Opportunities in TDI CMOS Sensor Architectures

    Historically, CCD technology has an intrinsic advantage when it comes to TDI applications. CCDs operate by shifting charge from pixel to pixel across the image sensor. This allows the ability to add multiple samples (e.g. pixel lines in a...
  • A group of fruit flies were exposed to 670 nm radiation and their survival rate examined over a period of twelve weeks Photo courtesy of USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

    Can Light Benefit Health?

    Research conducted by Professor Glen Jeffery and his team at the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London has demonstrated that exposing animals to light of a specific wavelength can have significant beneficial impact to their...
  • Cross section of 70m LTH laser through hole in a 22002 stack up

    Laser Processing Technology in PCB Substrate Manufacturing

    If there’s one immutable law governing the designing and manufacture of electronic devices it’s this: each successive generation must be thinner, smaller and cooler than the last. Of course, it goes without saying that the...
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  • Laser cutting in solar manufacturing

    Lasers in Solar Cell Manufacturing

    Laser processing established itself as a mainstream technology in the manufacturing of industrial standard solar cells. Various process steps are suitable for laser processing and have been commonly used in the past, such as via drilling, laser...

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