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SLAC-purple Study Sheds Light On The Really Peculiar ‘Normal’ Phase Of High-Temperature Superconductors

Every character has a back story, and so do high-temperature superconductors, which conduct electricity with no loss at much higher temperatures than scientists once thought possible.

  • Scientists Devise Catalyst That Uses Light To Turn Carbon Dioxide To Fuel

    The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is steadily increasing, and many scientists believe that it is causing impacts in our environment. Recently, scientists have sought ways to recapture some of the carbon in the atmosphere and potentially turn it into usable fuel — which would be a holy grail for sustainable energy production.

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FLIR Pan/Tilt Units
FLIR offers a variety of pan/tilt units (PTUs) for top-mounted and side mounted payloads ranging from 5 to 70 lbs. Among these are a series of miniature computer controlled PTUs with programmability of speed, acceleration, power, and other parameters.  Continue Reading..
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FLIR Packaged Sensors
FLIR offers InSb-detector dewar cooler assemblies (DDCAs) and the SWIR ISC1202 as packaged sensor products.  Continue Reading..
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MWIR And SWIR Focal Plane Arrays
FLIR offers mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and short-wave infrared (SWIR) focal plane arrays (FPAs) to be mounted on 84-pin leadless chip carriers, customer supplied substrates, or integrated detector dewar/cooler assemblies. From handheld cameras, which use a single channel, video rate output to high-speed scientific testing where multiple outputs and dynamic windowing are needed, these focal plane arrays surpass the requirements.  Continue Reading..
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FLIR Readout Integrated Circuits (ROICs)
FLIR offers a large family of 2-dimensional, linear, and X-ray readout integrated circuits (ROICs) for a variety of applications, including P-on-N and N-on-P detectors, and other low background applications. Models are available in mid-format, large-format, and megapixel-format. The available X-ray models are mounted on flex circuits for use in flat panel X-ray detector systems.  Continue Reading..

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