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  • Subdiffraction holes in a NHA function as regularly spaced fluorescent point emitters a Schematic depicting nanohole geometry Wide-field epi-illumination green passes through the glass coverslip into a nanohole etched into a layer of aluminum An aqueous s

    Tracking Single Molecules in 3D with Nanoscale Accuracy

    A Stanford University research team, led by W. E. Moerner, extends the work that earned Moerner and colleagues Eric Betzig and Stefan W. Hell the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Betzig and Moerner pioneered the development of super-resolution...
  • Representation of the orientation of collagen fibers within a tooth sample The samples three-dimensional nanostructure was computed from a large number of separate images recorded by X-ray scattering CT Image Schaff et alNature

    X-Ray Method Uses Scattering to Visualize Nanostructures

    Both in materials science and in biomedical research, it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures, for example in carbon-fiber materials and bones. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM; Germany), the University of Lund...
  • 2nd prize for Dr Stefan Hengesbach from Fraunhofer ILTFraunhofer ILT, AachenGermany

    Three Young Researchers Honored with Hugo Geiger Prizes

    At the Munich Science Days, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, along with the Free State of Bavaria, was honoring three young scientists with the Hugo Geiger Prize on 16 November. Commended are theses on energy-efficient semiconductors, powerful diode...
  • Silicon Photonics

    CEA-Lets and Partners Announce Three Silicon Photonic Platforms

    CEA-Leti and its partners in the European FP7 project PLAT4M today announced they have built three silicon photonics platforms. The four-year project, which launched in 2013, aims at building a European-based supply chain in silicon photonics and...
  • Florida State advances LEDs

    Cheaper, High Performing LEDs from Organic-Inorganic Hybrid

    A team of Florida State University materials researchers has developed a new type of light-emitting diode, or LED, using an organic-inorganic hybrid that could lead to cheaper, brighter and mass produced lights and displays in the future. Assistant...
  • Doped quantum well illuminated by a laser beam

    Theory of Resonance Fluorescence Extended to 2D Nanostructures

    Physicists at the University of Southampton in the UK have extended the theory of resonance fluorescence, a classic phenomenon in quantum optics, to 2D nanostructures that have novel light emission properties. The research, titled “Theory of...
  • Display based on lightguide optics can be integrated into lenses and is close to the markets and ready for high-volume applications
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  • Liter of Light at COP21

    Liter of Light Movement at COP21

    The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) is being held in Paris (France) on 30 November – 11 December 2015. COP21 aims to to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming...
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  • Photo by Holger Steiner, Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

    Infrared Camera Enables Reliable Facial Recognition

    A research team at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences has developed a skin detection process which supports biometric systems in securely identifying faces. For measurements in the infrared range, the scientists rely on the Goldeye...
  • Reduced drilling simulation with beam distribution The red line shows the correspondence with the experimental result Photo Fraunhofer ILT

    Laser Process Simulation Available as App

    Software simulating laser material processes predicts what will happen on the workpiece. However, the software is also highly complex and requires significant computing time. Fraunhofer ILT now offers simplified simulation software that calculates...
  • IYL2015 Science Film Festival in Indonesia Goethe-Institut IndonesiaRamos Pane

    IYL 2015: Science Film Festival in Indonesia

    The opening ceremony of the Science Film Festival in Indonesia took place at Plaza Insan Berprestasi, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia. The Minister of Culture and Primary and Secondary Education, Anies Baswedan, the...
  • IYL at the Tate

    IYL 2015: Light and dark matters at the Tate Gallery

    On 20-21 November leading artists, scientists, philosophers, theorists and the public come together to debate, share and uncover our contemporary experience of light, dark and dark matter at the Tate Modern Gallery in London (UK). This event is...
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