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26 Apr 17
Japanese team proposes solar cell offering >50% conversion efficiency

Professors Kita and Asahi at Kobe University use 2-photon model to develop new solar cell structure for generating stronger photocurrents.

25 Apr 17
Karlsruhe Inst of Technology achieves 3D printing of glass

New procedure allows complex forms of glass to be made with micrometer features by 3D-printing.

20 Apr 17
US team claims 'synthetic aperture' imaging advance

Researchers lay 'key groundwork' towards practical implementation of resolution-boosting approach analogous to radar technique.

20 Apr 17
Metamaterial MEMS device offers tuned thermal emission

Duke University system emits infrared energy in reconfigurable patterns.

18 Apr 17
Hyperspectral developers target smart phone applications

Researchers in Finland, Germany and Israel help 'democratize' the broadband sensor technology.

12 Apr 17
NUS engineers develop novel lens for super-resolution imaging

Discovery breaks resolution limitations in microscopy; Potential applications in high precision failure inspection and biological research.

12 Apr 17
Optopharmacology offers promising approach to pain treatment

University of Barcelona develops violet-sensitive photoactive drug procedure for alleviating pain.

12 Apr 17
UbiQD claims quantum dot efficiency breakthrough

New Mexico startup is developing cadmium-free technology for large-area solar windows.

11 Apr 17
IMEC and CSEM projects chart perovskite solar progress

Small-scale modules are now delivering stable power conversion efficiencies in excess of 12%.

07 Apr 17
Next-gen optical coatings could boost NIF laser power

New anti-reflective material on grating debris shield component also helps to protect other optics from debris and will cut need for replacement parts.

30 Mar 17
$2.3M AIM project to develop pathogen sensors

US Department of Defense supporting Rochester-led consortium working on integrated photonic devices.

28 Mar 17
Novel nanosensor promises more accurate brain mapping

Fluorescence imaging reveals details of potassium ion activity within the brain.

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