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Using CNTs as infrared sensors

( -- Semiconductors provide the bases for many different avenues of device research. Indeed, many of the technological devices that are commonplace in our society are reliant on semiconductors. However, as we ...

dateJan 04, 2010 in Nanophysics feature
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Astronomers discover cool stars in nearby space

( -- An international team, led by astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire have discovered what may be the coolest sub-stellar body ever found outside our own solar system. Using the United Kingdom Infrared ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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Quantum dots as midinfrared emitters

( -- “People are interested in the mid-infrared,” Dan Wasserman tells Infrared light has a wavelength longer than visible light, and many molecules have numerous very strong optical resonances ...

dateFeb 23, 2009 in Optics & Photonics feature
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Herschel's daring test: A glimpse of things to come

Herschel opened its 'eyes' on 14 June and the Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer obtained images of M51, 'the whirlpool galaxy' for a first test observation. Scientists obtained images in three colours from the ...

dateJun 19, 2009 in Astronomy
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