News tagged with luminescence

Bright white rooms key to energy savings

Trials testing the effect of interior paints containing titanium dioxide on the energy required to light a room have reconfirmed the naturally occurring oxide's ability to reduce energy consumption and counteract global warming.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Strong forces at work in simple table salt

( —Inside the chemical processes to synthesize simple table salt crystals, or NaCl, intense electric fields, typically associated with particle accelerators, occur, according to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

dateSep 17, 2013 in Materials Science
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Size matters as nanocrystals go through phases

( —Understanding what happens to a material as it undergoes phase transformations – changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas or a plasma – is of fundamental scientific interest and critical for optimizing ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Technology for the next generation

Luminescent materials are increasingly starring in many aspects of our daily lives. They can be found in traffic lights, computer screens, smartphones and tablets, Euro banknotes, medical devices, and films for X-rays and ...

dateJun 24, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Brilliant dye to probe the brain

To obtain very-high-resolution 3D images of the cerebral vascular system, a dye is used that fluoresces in the near infrared and can pass through the skin. The Lem-PHEA chromophore, a new product outclassing the best dyes, ...

dateMay 02, 2013 in Materials Science
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