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7T angiography in late life depression patients with the Tic-Tac-Toe RF coil system and without the use of invasive contrast agents While not feasible at 3T, 7T super high-resolution acquisitions voxel size is 02 mm in all directions significantly improve
Optical Overtone Phenomenon Could Boost Solar Cell Efficiency solar guitar copyright PhOG, LMU
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  • Optical Overtone Phenomenon Could Boost Solar Cell Efficiency solar guitar copyright PhOG, LMU

    Optical Overtone Phenomenon Could Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

    Scientists at the Ludwig Maximilian Universität (LMU Munich) in Munich, Germany, have discovered a phenomenon in the optical excitation of charge carriers in a solar semiconductor that could aid the exploitation of infrared light, which is...
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    Improved Metasurface Optics for Mid-IR Imaging, Sensing

    Researchers have for the first time realized diffraction-limited focusing and imaging using meta-optics in the mid-infrared (mid-IR) band of electromagnetic radiation. The new way of fabricating flat optical devices could enable improved but...
  • Interferometric Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy Measures Brain Blood Flow

    Spectroscopy Technique Measures Blood Flow in the Brain

    Biomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) have developed a potentially cheaper, more robust technique for measuring blood flow in the human brain. The researchers call the new method, which is based on conventional...
  • Bose-Einstein Condensate Coupled With Surface Plasmon Polaritons

    Bose-Einstein Condensate Induced at Room Temperature

    Researchers at Aalto University have induced in room temperature a Bose-Einstein condensate of light coupled with metal electrons in motion in gold nanorods arranged into a periodic array.  Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) describes the...
  • Adding Optical Components to Existing Chip Designs

    Adding Optical Components to Existing Chip Designs

    Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of California at Berkeley and Boston University have developed a technique for integrating optical components into existing chip designs. The pioneering...
  • Artists representation of glass beads of slightly different diameters denoted by different colors in the nanoresonator coating Each bead acts as an optical whispering gallery, or resonator, for a slightly different wavelength of sunlight Credit K Dill, D
  • Researchers developed a new camera that mimics the visual system of the morpho butterfly The butterflys eyes contain nanostructures that sense multispectral information, providing an ideal way to acquire both near-infrared and color information simultaneo

    Bio-Inspired Camera Enhances Image-Guided Cancer Surgery

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have created a new camera that mimics the intricate visual system of the morpho butterfly. The nanostructures in the butterfly’s eyes can sense multispectral information...

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