News tagged with optical characteristics

Express tool for graphene quality control

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has collaborated with Chalmers University of Technology and Linköping University in Sweden to help develop a fast and inexpensive tool for quality control of graphene grown on silicon ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Space technology optimises windmill efficiency

( -- A French start-up company from ESA's Business Incubation Centre in the Netherlands has developed a small instrument to measure wind speed and direction from the ground up to heights of 200 metres -- information ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Engineering
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Playing snooker with atoms

Scientists speak of sputtering when energy-rich ions hit a solid object and cause atoms to be released from its surface. The phenomenon can be exploited to apply microscopically thin coatings to glass surfaces. A German research ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Engineering
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Nanocrystals make dentures shine

German chemists succeeded in producing a new kind of glass-ceramic with a nanocrystalline structure, which seems to be well suited to be used in dentistry due to their high strength and its optical characteristics. The glass ...

dateJan 05, 2012 in Materials Science
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