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  1. Scientists Observe A Single Quantum Vibration Under Ordinary Conditions

    When a guitar string is plucked, it vibrates as any vibrating object would, rising and falling like a wave, as the laws of classical physics predict. But under the laws of quantum mechanics, which describe the way physics works at the atomic scale, vibrations should behave not only as waves, but also as particles.

  2. Alluxa Promotes Kevin Nolen To Director Of Engineering

    Alluxa, Inc., a global leader in high-performance optical filters and optical coatings, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Nolen to director of engineering, effective immediately.  Kevin has served in a variety of engineering and operations roles at Alluxa for more than 12 years. He will be responsible for guiding and executing Alluxa’s developmental engineering efforts that support factory automation, deposition process improvements, and product engineering projects. Kevin has a BS ME from California State University, Chico.

  3. New Metasurface Design Can Control Optical Fields In Three Dimensions

    A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision.

  4. How Fast Electron Spins Dance

    Metal compounds show fascinating behavior in their interaction with light, which is used for example in light-emitting diodes, solar cells, quantum computers and even in cancer therapy. In many cases, the electron spin, a kind of self-rotation of the electrons, plays a special role.

  5. Microscope Prints Patterns At The Nanoscale

    Researchers from AMOLF’s 3D-Photovoltaics group have successfully used an atomic force microscope to electrochemically print at the nanoscale. This technique can print structures for a new generation of solar cells on chips. The researchers published their results today in the journal Nanoscale.

  6. 3D Printing Technique Accelerates Nanoscale Fabrication A Thousandfold

    Using a new time-based method to control light from an ultrafast laser, researchers have developed a nanoscale 3D printing technique that can fabricate tiny structures a thousand times faster than conventional two-photon lithography (TPL) techniques, without sacrificing resolution.

  7. Canon Medical Completes Acquisition Of Toshiba’s Imaging Systems Division

    The Video Sensing Division of Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. (Tustin, CA -, recently announced that Canon Medical will complete its acquisition of the Video Sensing Division (VSD), formerly known as TAIS’ Imaging Systems Division (ISD), effective Oct. 1, 2019. Globally, the professional video camera business has been integral to the Japan-based Canon Medical organization since October 2016.

  8. Marktech Expands Surface Mount SWIR Reflective Sensor Offerings

    Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (Marktech), a privately-held, VOSB-certified, leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV, visible, near-infrared, and short-wave infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers, and other materials, recently announced the recent expansion of its industry-exclusive surface mount (SMD) SWIR reflective sensor family.

  9. How To Track Topological Properties

    Topological insulators are exotic quantum materials that, thanks to a special electronic structure, conduct electrical current along their surfaces and edges like a metal. Its interior, on the other hand, is an insulator and not conductive.

  10. Quantum Vacuum: Less Than Zero Energy

    Energy is a quantity that must always be positive - at least that's what our intuition tells us. If every single particle is removed from a certain volume until there is nothing left that could possibly carry energy, then a limit has been reached.