News tagged with polymer

Laser as sniffer dog for explosives

A new compact sensor system based on an LED pumped polymer laser detects explosive vapors quickly and sensitively. This is a promising approach for the detection of hazards, for instance in humanitarian land mine removal.

dateNov 08, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Drawing and writing in liquid with light (w/ Video)

University of Helsinki researchers have manufactured photochemically active polymers which can be dissolved in water or certain alcohols. The new soluble, photosensitive polymer was created by doctoral student Szymon Wiktorowicz.

dateNov 04, 2013 in Polymers
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Low-priced plastic photovoltaics

Photovoltaic devices, which tap the power of the sun and convert it to electricity, offer a green—and potentially unlimited—alternative to fossil fuel use. So why haven't solar technologies been more widely adopted?

dateOct 22, 2013 in General Physics
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