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The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.

Spectrophotometer for a Microscope

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced the 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer for your microscope. The 508 Perfect...

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers evaluated commercial ultraviolet (UV) sources for viral disinfection to combat COVID-19 on land and at sea and established a...

Researchers at Empa and ETH Zurich succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: November 2020
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Application Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Material Advances for LED Quantum Dot Efficiency
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.

Automotive lighting engineers and designers face increasing challenges as electronics and lighting converge with electric, autonomous, and styling trends. Solutions are needed...

There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Optical In-Line VCSEL Testing
In-line testing of certain LEDs, using nanosecond pulses, will become more and more relevant with time-of-flight applications.
High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...
Researchers at Linköping University, together with colleagues in China, have developed a tiny unit that is both an optical transmitter and a receiver.
In the operating room, you can produce bioresorbable metal implants, such as screws for bone fractures.
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: April 2020
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Resolution, Accuracy, and Precision of Encoders
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
This method will enable safer fluorescent light recycling.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Mobile Rugged Displays for Situational Awareness
Program managers and engineers in the military markets need to know about the emergence of new display technologies in the consumer sector.

In the digital age, the measurement of rotation of a mechanical shaft on a motor or a rotating instrument knob needs to be done quickly and efficiently....

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Optical Lace Gives Robots a Soft Touch

A synthetic optical lace developed by a Cornell Ph.D. student creates a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system. The flexible, porous lattice structure is manufactured from...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Products of Tomorrow: September 2019
Semi-Liquid Metal Anode for Next-Generation Batteries

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semi-liquid lithium metal-based anode. Lithium batteries made using this new...

Each passing year, machine vision is finding its way into applications that were not commercially feasible — and in some cases, impossible.

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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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