Aug. 05, 2013
This year's „attocube Research Awards" were given to four master students and PhD scientists from the Center for Nano Science (CeNS) at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University in Munich. The laureates had been honored by the company founder and Scientific Director Prof. Khaled Karraï for their excellent Master's theses and PhD dissertations in the field of application-related nanosciences. The Award is endowed with 17,500 € and is given yearly since 2009.
moreJun. 06, 2013
New ultrathin, planar, lightweight, and broadband polarimetric photonic devices and optics could result from recent research by a team of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists. The advances would boost security screening systems, infrared thermal cameras, energy harvesting, and radar systems. This development is a key step toward replacing bulky conventional optics with flexible sheets that are about the thickness of a human hair and weighing a fraction of an ounce. The advance is in the design of artificially created materials, called metamaterials, that give scientists new levels of control over light wavelengths. The research was reported online in Science.
moreAug. 23, 2012
For the first time ever, physicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in proving that an optical system can be ‘invisible' from one side and act like a mirror from the other side. The study has been published in Nature.
moreMay. 16, 2012
Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar cells.
moreFeb. 06, 2012
Conventional imaging devices are limited in their resolution and, hence, restrict the insights into structures smaller than the wavelength. Near-field microscopy overcomes this limitation by probing evanescent fields resulting in a wavelength-independent resolution. A superlens is a planar device, which transforms these fields to an image plane. We study such lenses for the infrared based on perovskite oxides, which might be applicable to imaging of highly-damped samples e.g. in liquids.
moreJan. 23, 2012
A superlens would let you see a virus in a drop of blood and open the door to better and cheaper electronics. It might, says Durdu Guney, make ultra-high-resolution microscopes as commonplace as cameras in our cell phones.