News tagged with incident light

Artificial black holes made with metamaterials

While our direct knowledge of black holes in the universe is limited to what we can observe from thousands or millions of light years away, a team of Chinese physicists has proposed a simple way to design an artificial electromagnetic ...

Nov 16, 2010
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Light propagation in solar cells made visible

How can light which has been captured in a solar cell be examined in experiments? Jülich scientists have succeeded in looking directly at light propagation within a solar cell by using a trick. The photovoltaics ...

Dec 05, 2014
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Ultra-thin light detectors

A new, extremely thin kind of light detectors was created at Vienna University of Technology. Two very different technologies were combined for the first time: metamaterials and quantum cascade structures.

Mar 27, 2014
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Securing the nation with fingerprinting materials

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers may have found a way to improve Raman spectroscopy as a tool for identifying substances in extremely low concentrations. Potential applications for Raman ...

Nov 09, 2010
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Aerial pictures reveal climate change

As a result of climate change, certain undesirable aquatic plants are starting to invade German water bodies. Even popular recreation areas like Lake Starnberg have been affected, leading to a growing need ...

Aug 01, 2013
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