News tagged with laser technique

MABEL flies her maiden voyage

Flying at the edge of space, a pilot wearing high-altitude flight gear maneuvered the ER-2 aircraft last month over the California desert. At 12 miles above the ground the temperature outside had plummeted to -70 F (-56 C) ...

dateJan 25, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Chaotic laser brings out higher precision OTDR

Professor Wang Yun Cai and his student Wang An Bang reported a new concept of optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) based on a chaotic light correlation method. This will be useful for precise fault location in fiber links ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in General Physics
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Tracing ultra-fine dust

Limit values for fine dust emissions are based on total particle weight. It is the ultra-fine particles, however, that are particularly harmful to health. A new technique separates them by size and identifies their composition ...

dateOct 05, 2009 in Engineering
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A New Glance on Microscopic Images

A doctoral student at the research center Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany) suggests interpreting the images generated by Kelvin probe force microscopy in a new way. She recently published her insights in the ...

dateSep 16, 2009 in Nanophysics
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New laser technique may help find supernova

One single atom of a certain isotope of hafnium found on Earth would prove that a supernova once exploded near our solar system. The problem is how to find such an atom - among billions of others. Researchers at the University ...

dateAug 11, 2009 in General Physics
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