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Excitons observed in action for the first time

A quasiparticle called an exciton - responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits - has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within materials has never been directly observed.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2014

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Perfect nanospheres using ultrashort laser pulses

The Nanophotonics Group of the Laser Zentrum Hannover has developed a method to print nanoparticles made of different materials with controlled, reproducible sizes and to precisely deposit these particles on a receiver substrate. As a result, for the first time, the scientists succeeded in generating and positioning perfectly round silicon nanoparticles with a diameter of 165 nm.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2014

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Metamaterials research in the UK receives GBP 2.5 million boost

Research into using metamaterials in optics has already produced the possibility of an invisibility cloak. To take these ideas further into allied areas of advanced materials GBP 2.5 million is being invested by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2014

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New journal on responsible innovation launched

New journal covers a wide range of responsible innovation topics such as the broader and more subtle issues of the moral, cultural, political, religious, democratic and sustainability implications of innovation and research.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2014

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