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A new system developed by MIT engineers could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light Image Jose-Luis OlivaresMIT
Molecular structure of C-Naphox Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules ITbM
  • A new system developed by MIT engineers could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light Image Jose-Luis OlivaresMIT

    Propelling Water Using Only Light

    A new system developed by engineers at MIT could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light. This advance may open the door to technologies such as microfluidic diagnostic devices whose...
  • This is a multilayered spherical hyperlens structure Metal and dielectric thin films are deposited on a spherical shape of substrate b This is a transmission electron microscopy TEM image of the cross-section of a replicated hyperlens cd Tilted view for t
  • Molecular structure of C-Naphox Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules ITbM

    C-Naphox Dye allows Super-Imaging of Cells

    A new dye may allow researchers to view natural processes in extremely small components of living cells over a prolonged period of time; a previously unattainable feat. Optical microscopy allows researchers to see and...
  • These images show light patterns generated by a rhenium-based crystal using a laser method called optical second-harmonic rotational anisotropy At left, the pattern comes from the atomic lattice of the crystal At right, the crystal has become a 3-D quantu
  • Rice graduate student Yicheng Wu demonstrates the SAVI prototype Photo by Jeff Fitlow
  • Lattice structure of anatase TiO2 with a graphical representation of the 2D exciton that is generated by the absorption of light purple wavy arrow This 2D exciton is the lowest energy excitation of the material Credit Joerg Harms
  • An experimental model of the bistatic laser monitor

    Bistatic Laser Monitor Sees Through Fire

    Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) together with colleagues from the V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS (IAO SB RAS) are designing an advanced laser monitor that enables observing...
  • Sonoillumination laser technique University of Missouri, Columbia

    Sonoillumination Transmits Laser Directly Into Skin

    On the path to safer and more effective ways to remove tattoos, birthmarks, etc., researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a new dermatological laser technique called sonoillumination that transmits laser light into skin tissue...
  • Schematic of a nanowire photonic crystal hybrid laser fabricated by nanoprobe manipulation
  • Tracking Proton-Induced Radiation Chemistry in Water to Advance Cancer Therapy

    Tracking Proton-Induced Cancer Radiation Chemistry in Water

    Researchers at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland (UK) are using laser-based particle acceleration with picosecond time resolution to investigate ultrafast radiation chemistry that occurs immediately after the interaction of protons...
  • Researchers Yang Liu, Amol Choudhary, David Marpaung

    Delay Line on Optical Chip May Improve Wireless Communication

    In a breakthrough for improved wireless communication systems, researchers from the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) at the University of Sydney's Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology...
  • High-Power Thulium Lasers on Silicon Photonics Platform

    High-Power Thulium Lasers on Silicon Photonics Platform

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have demonstrated two high-power thulium lasers on a silicon photonics platform.  The scientists say that while silicon-based high-power lasers have been demonstrated at...
  • Understanding Surface Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells Through Transient reflection spectroscopy

    Surface Recombination in Perovskite Solar Cells

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar cells, and that protective material on the surface...
  • lc, coherence length Er, reference backscattered light Es, field backscattered by the medium

    Real-Time Blood Monitoring During Surgery

    A new technology developed at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida (US), uses an optical fiber to beam light through a surgical patient’s blood and interpret the signals that bounce back, for the first time providing...

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