News tagged with optical measurements

Light-based technologies for measurement

Metrology ― the science of measurement ― plays an essential role in advancing science and technology. Precise definitions and measurements underpin almost all scientific and technological developments, from the astrophysical ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in General Physics
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Aerosol pollution over Moscow slightly decreases

Aerosols are one of the most important factors influencing the level of radiation in the upper and lower layers of the atmosphere and thus the whole climate. However, the optical properties of atmospheric aerosols have not ...

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Environment
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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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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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