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Copying Structures from Spider Webs and Leaves Boosts Performance of Optoelectronic Materials

Copying Structures from Spider Webs and Leaves Boosts Performance of Optoelectronic Materials

A research team has reported that optoelectronic networks inspired by natural structures like leaves and spider webs perform four times as well as conventional designs. [More]
PicoQuant Signs Agreement to Use gSTED in MicroTime 200 STED Time-Resolved Confocal Microscope

PicoQuant Signs Agreement to Use gSTED in MicroTime 200 STED Time-Resolved Confocal Microscope

PicoQuant GmbH, specialist in single photon counting applications and fluorescence instrumentation has signed an agreement with the Max Planck Society and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) to use the gated STED technology (gSTED) in the new time-resolved confocal microscope MicroTime 200 STED. [More]
Quasi-Random Pattern of Blu-Ray Discs Could Enhance Light Absorption of Solar Cells

Quasi-Random Pattern of Blu-Ray Discs Could Enhance Light Absorption of Solar Cells

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that Blu-ray discs could also help improve solar cell performance. These discs have a quasi-random pattern for data storage. When this pattern is transferred to solar cells it can increase the light absorption capacity of these cells. [More]
High-Throughput X-ray Imaging Method Studies Single Biological Particle Structure

High-Throughput X-ray Imaging Method Studies Single Biological Particle Structure

A research team from Uppsala University has developed an imaging method to study biological particle structures using X-ray lasers. They used carboxysome – a tiny cellular organelle in photosynthetic bacteria to test the method. The results showed that the technique provides an in-depth knowledge in understanding the structure of smaller organisms through 3D imaging. [More]
Strong Interaction between Two Single Photons Using Ultra-Thin Glass Fibre

Strong Interaction between Two Single Photons Using Ultra-Thin Glass Fibre

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have successfully developed a system, using an ultra-thin glass fibre, which allows two photons to strongly interact with each other. [More]
Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly, Carbon Nanotubes-Based Flat Panel Lights

Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly, Carbon Nanotubes-Based Flat Panel Lights

A new type of carbon nanotubes-based, flat, energy-efficient light source has been developed by researchers from the Tohoku University in Japan. This light source challenges the dominance of LEDs as the most energy-efficient lighting solution. It demonstrates a very low 0.1Wh power consumption that is approximately hundred times lower than the consumption of standard LEDs. [More]
Researchers Increase Photon Emission Rate of Fluorescent Molecules

Researchers Increase Photon Emission Rate of Fluorescent Molecules

Researchers at Duke University have developed a new method to make fluorescent molecules emit photons at rate 1,000 times faster than normal, paving the way for quantum cryptography and superfast LEDs to be developed. [More]
New Technique Modifies Silicon’s Properties for Telecommunication Applications

New Technique Modifies Silicon’s Properties for Telecommunication Applications

A research team from the University of Southampton have invented an innovative method of using silicon detectors in the field of telecommunications. [More]
New Detector Capable of Capturing Terahertz Waves at Room Temperature

New Detector Capable of Capturing Terahertz Waves at Room Temperature

A prototype detector capable of sensing terahertz waves at room temperature has been developed by researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) using the properties of graphene. [More]
New Material Inspired by Octopuses Could Create Invisible Clothing

New Material Inspired by Octopuses Could Create Invisible Clothing

Researchers have designed an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by cephalod skins, which enables a material to read and adapt to its environment automatically and thus seamlessly blend with its surroundings. This technology has been published in a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science journal. [More]
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