News tagged with optical properties

A tiny switch for a few particles of light

The Jedi knights of the Star Wars saga are engaged in an impossible fight. This does not result from the superiority of the enemy empire, but from physics because laser swords cannot be used for fighting like metallic blades: ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Making electronics out of coal

Jeffrey Grossman thinks we've been looking at coal all wrong. Instead of just setting it afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, he says, we should be harnessing the real value of that ...

dateApr 19, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Exciting silicon nanoparticles

A method to characterize and design the optical properties of silicon nanoparticles for their use on silicon chips has been developed by A*STAR researchers in collaboration with colleagues from Russia, Israel and Australia. ...

dateJan 27, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Doping crystals of nanocrystals

Silicon semiconductors form the basis of all modern electronics and microprocessors. Crucial to these applications is the ability to 'dope' the semiconductor; which is to say, by controllably adding impurity atoms to a semiconductor, ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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