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Scientists reduced the weight of optics for satellite observation by 100 times

Samara Oblast, Russia (SPX) Aug 10, 2018 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (IEEE) published the article of the group of scientists of Samara ...

Sun 12 Aug 18 from SpaceDaily

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Switchable plasmonic routers controlled by external magnetic fields by using magneto-plasmonic waveguides

Plasmonic waveguides open the possibility to develop dramatically miniaturized optical devices and provide a promising route towards the next generation of integrated nanophotonic circuits for ...

Tue 7 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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A periodic table of molecular knots

Consider a short piece of ropecould you guess which knots are more likely to form if you crumple and shake it? Synthetic chemists have long been working on a molecular version of this problem, ...

Mon 6 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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High-resolution imaging of nanoparticle surface structures is now possible

Using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), extremely high resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of ...

Fri 3 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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'Tornado' lab-on-a-chip technology with micro tweezers to detect dangerous viruses, biological contaminants

Purdue University researchers have developed a new class of optical nanotweezers that can trap and detect biomolecules, viruses and DNA more rapidly. The technology can also use light to promptly ...

Thu 2 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Advanced microscopy technique reveals new aspects of water at the nanoscale level

A new microscopy technique developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago allows researchers to visualize liquids at the nanoscale levelabout 10 times more resolution than with traditional ...

Wed 1 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Insight into loss processes in perovskite solar cells enables efficiency improvements

In perovskite solar cells, charge carriers are mainly lost through recombination occurring at interface defect sites. In contrast, recombination at defect sites within the perovskite layer does ...

Thu 2 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Titanium dioxide as a nanoscale sensor of mechanical stress

Scientists from EPFL, Germany and France have revealed a new property of the cheap and abundant material anatase titanium dioxide, which promises applications as a medium for room-temperature ...

Tue 31 Jul 18 from Phys.org

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On-chip optical filter processes wide range of light wavelengths

MIT researchers have designed an optical filter on a chip that can process optical signals from across an extremely wide spectrum of light at once, something never before available to integrated ...

Wed 1 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Optical fibers that can sense the materials around them

In recent years optical fibers have served as sensors to detect changes in temperature, like a thermometer, and pressure, like an artificial nerve. This technique is particularly useful in structures ...

Tue 31 Jul 18 from Phys.org

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