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03 Jan 17
Imec and Besi show reliability of Ni-Cu-Ag plated solar cells

Demonstration achieved in five full size modules plated with alloy – confirming value of metallization.

28 Dec 16
OIST researchers work on perovskite 'stability challenge'

Iodine vapor is destabilising certain high-efficiency perovskite solar cells; but can the problem be solved?

22 Dec 16
Prototype excimer laser readied for collagen lens shaping

Laser micromachining company 3D-Micromac partners with startup Allotex on ‘permanent living contact lens’.

14 Dec 16
French firms launch new lab to develop remote gas sensors

Bertin Technologies and Onera say CUBIX lab will create "new generation" of multispectral remote gas detectors.

12 Dec 16
'Galahad' project to develop OCT for glaucoma diagnosis

Multiple UK and Danish partners involved in €4M effort to develop high-res system based around supercontinuum source.

08 Dec 16
Photon shape influences light-matter interactions

Singapore team shows how photons with rising or falling energy are absorbed differently; could inform design of quantum devices.

01 Dec 16
€10M EC backing for Czech 'HiLASE' center of excellence

UK’s Central Laser Facility involved in industrial laser technology transfer effort with €45M total funding.

01 Dec 16
SLM enables cheap, wavelength-selectable microscopy

University of Chicago group adapts microscope to permit spectrum-specific observation of target structures.

30 Nov 16
VTT creates hyperspectral iPhone camera

Users will be able to monitor health, environment and diverse situations by full-spectrum cellphone.

29 Nov 16
Fraunhofer FEP presents flexible OLEDs from PI-SCALE pilot

Flexible OLEDs offer “new possibilities for special lighting”; debut at Display Workshops, Japan, from December 7–9. 

29 Nov 16
Zeiss gets agile with EPFL research deal

Collaboration will see Swiss Federal Institute of Technology receive €1 million from the German optics giant.

24 Nov 16
Tin-based perovskite promises cleaner, better solar power

Warwick group successfully substitutes tin for lead; findings justify intensive research into tin perovskite, say researchers.

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