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Highly Non-Linear Metamaterials for Laser Technology
Jul. 05, 2014

Highly Non-Linear Metamaterials for Laser Technology

Nonlinear optical materials are widely used in laser systems. However, high light intensity and long propagation are required to produce strong nonlinear optical effects. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the Technische Universitaet Muenchen created metamaterials with a million times stronger nonlinear optical response, compared to the traditional nonlinear materials, and demonstrated frequency conversion in films 100 times thinner than human hair using light intensity comparable to that of a laser pointer.
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Gerhard Materlik Receives 2014 Glazebrook Medal
Jul. 04, 2014

Gerhard Materlik Receives 2014 Glazebrook Medal

Professor Gerhard Materlik, University College London and Diamond Light Source receives the Glazebrook Medal 2014 for outstanding leadership in establishing a world-leading laboratory at the Diamond Light Source and for his innovations in X-ray diffraction physics.
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Overcoming Light Scattering to Improve Deep Tissue Imaging
Jul. 03, 2014

Overcoming Light Scattering to Improve Deep Tissue Imaging

Optical imaging methods are rapidly becoming essential tools in biomedical science because they're noninvasive, fast, cost-efficient and pose no health risks since they don't use ionizing radiation. These methods could become even more valuable if researchers could find a way for optical light to penetrate all the way through the body's tissues. With today's technology, even passing through a fraction of an inch of skin is enough to scatter the light and scramble the image.
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“Molecular Movie” Technology: Observing Life Processes at the Molecular Level
Jul. 01, 2014

“Molecular Movie” Technology: Observing Life Processes at the Molecular Level

Researchers announced the creation of an imaging technology more powerful than anything that has existed before, and is fast enough to observe life processes as they actually happen at the molecular level. Chemical and biological actions can now be measured as they are occurring or, in old-fashioned movie parlance, one frame at a time. This will allow creation of improved biosensors to study everything from nerve impulses to cancer metastasis as it occurs.
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New Book: Ultrastructure Atlas of Human Tissues
Jun. 30, 2014

New Book: Ultrastructure Atlas of Human Tissues

Ultrastructure Atlas of Human Tissues presents a variety of scanning and transmission electron microscope images of the major systems of the human body. Photography with the electron microscope records views of the intricate substructures and microdesigns of objects and tissues, and reveals details within them inaccessible to the naked eye or light microscope. Many of these views have significance in understanding normal structure and function, as well as disease processes. This book offers a unique and comprehensive look at the structure and function of tissues at the subcellular and molecular level, an important perspective in understanding and combating diseases.
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches Imaging Institute
Jun. 27, 2014

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches Imaging Institute

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials to accelerate discovery, design and deployment of new materials. The institute will meld world-class capabilities in imaging, high-performance computing, materials science and other scientific disciplines to probe materials. It supports President Obama's Materials Genome Initiative, which aims to bring new materials to the marketplace. more
Lensless Imaging without Spectral Bandwidth Limitations or Sample Requirements
Jun. 26, 2014

Lensless Imaging without Spectral Bandwidth Limitations or Sample Requirements

The overwhelming majority of past and present imaging systems use a lens to focus the subject of interest, even today's super-resolution light microscopes that breach the diffraction limit through ingenious experimental methods. Lensless imaging offers the prospect of a radical improvement in resolution by reconstructing a high-resolution image of an object from one or more diffraction patterns.
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Alexander Khajetoorians Appointed Professor at Radboud University
Jun. 25, 2014

Alexander Khajetoorians Appointed Professor at Radboud University

Dr. Alexander Khajetoorians has been appointed Professor of Scanning Probe Microscopy within the Institute for Molecules and Materials at the Radboud with effect from 1 September 2014.
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