News tagged with propagation

Counterintuitive math of high speed impacts

It seems to contradict common sense—that greater speed for a missile or meteorite does not necessarily mean deeper penetration into the ground upon impact. But that's the finding confirmed by NJIT Professor Lou Kondic, ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in General Physics
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Light propagation in solar cells made visible

How can light which has been captured in a solar cell be examined in experiments? Jülich scientists have succeeded in looking directly at light propagation within a solar cell by using a trick. The photovoltaics researchers ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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'Seeing' through paint

( -- When light passes through materials that we consider opaque, such as paint, biological tissue, fabric and paper, it is scattered in such a complex way that an image does not come through. "It is possible ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in General Physics feature
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