News tagged with optical measurement

Breakthrough in sensing at the nanoscale

Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light. These super-bright, photostable and background-free nanocrystals enable a ...

dateSep 01, 2013 in Nanophysics
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The tick-tock of the optical clock

(PhysOrg.com) -- UK's National Physical Laboratory time scientists have made an accurate measurement of the highly forbidden octupole transition frequency in an ytterbium ion, which could be used as the basis for the next ...

dateMar 29, 2012 in General Physics
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Your vital signs, on camera

You can check a person’s vital signs -- pulse, respiration and blood pressure -- manually or by attaching sensors to the body. But a student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program is working on a system ...

dateOct 04, 2010 in Engineering
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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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