By studying materials down to the atomic level, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found a way to make catalysts more efficient and environmentally friendly. The results have been published in Nature Communications. The methods can be used to improve many different types of catalysts.
Recipes for three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now
According to the EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, 85 % of PV waste must be recovered and 80 % recycled and reused, by 2018.
Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as well.
Automotive journalist, Alex Roy, talks about thermal cameras in autonomous driving with Stuart Klapper from Veoneer and Paul Clayton from FLIR Systems.
Measuring very low power beams of light can be tricky; even small values of noise, drift or offset can have major impact on your readings. In this video, we’ll look at some best practices that can help you get the best performance from your very low power measurements.
Scanning slit profilers can make very accurate measurements of beam diameters as small as 5 microns, while cameras are limited to beams greater than 45 microns. This makes applications for focusing lasers or building optical systems much easier with a NanoScan. This video explains how to choose the right NanoScan for your application.
This video introduces First Sensor’s core competencies available from design concept to production.
FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.
For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis. Read more.
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Applications for Edge-Emitting Pulsed Laser Diodes often require device operation with narrow pulse widths. These conditions may be necessary for ensuring eye-safe system certification or precision in distance measurement systems. Short pulses also allow for reliable higher peak power operation of the devices. This application note examines the many challenges that occur in generating short pulses with pulsed laser diodes and possible solutions.
Thermopile IR detectors are thermocouples made from dissimilar materials with differing Seebeck coefficients. The Pyroelectric effect in is manifested in dielectric materials which have a crystalline asymmetry such that its polarization is changed when its temperature is changed.
Image intensifiers are used to increase the intensity of available light in a system to enable better image reproduction in low light environments. However, the question remains as to if this technology is necessary in light of vast advancements in camera technologies. This white paper investigates the challenges that necessitate the application of image intensification technologies and covers a variety of methods, including the next generation of intensified imaging.
“Binning” is defined as the combination of the charge carrier content of two or more pixels of an image sensor to form a new so-called super pixel. This white paper discusses the reasons for the difference of “binning” in CMOS and CCD technologies and how it improves the signal-to-noise ratio.
NiPro Optics, Inc. announces the expansion and upgrade of its Optical Diamond-Turning Center. Located in Southern California, the company offers a full spectrum of precision manufacturing options, including advanced diamond-turned optics for a variety of industries. NiPro provides complex geometries to nanometer tolerances in a wide range of materials and substrates, depending on customer requirements.
Zygo Corporation has announced the introduction of its latest generation of ZeGage™ 3D optical profiling instruments providing precise and rapid non-contact measurement of surface topography for enhanced quality and process control.
Researchers have developed a new device that can be used to visualize how sound-induced vibrations travel through the ear. The technology is providing new insight into how the ear receives and processes sound waves and, with additional development, might one day be used by physicians to diagnose diseases that affect hearing.
We live in an age of long-range information, transmitted either by underground optical fibre or by radio frequency from satellites.
Approximately 185 m² of Heliatek's organic photovoltaic films were installed on the façade of a warehouse of the Duisburger Hafen AG in August.
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