Latest Plasmon Stories

bomb detection laser sensor
2014-07-22 03:30:58

Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley New technology under development at the University of California, Berkeley, could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition. A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a light-based plasmon sensor to detect incredibly minute concentrations of explosives. They noted that it could potentially be used to sniff out a...

pillar-based Au bowtie nanoantenna arrays
2014-07-15 05:41:58

University of Illinois An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmonic field enhancement can actuate mechanical motion. “Recently, there has been a lot of interest in fabricating metal-based nanotextured surfaces that are pre-programmed to alter the properties of light in a specific way after incoming light interacts with it,”...

2014-06-27 23:04:48

The Wallace H. Coulter Lecture, “Plasmonics: Shedding Light on Cross-cutting Science and Technologies,” will be presented during Pittcon which will be held March 8-12, 2015. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The Pittcon Program Committee is pleased to announce its 2015 Wallace H. Coulter Lecture, "Plasmonics: Shedding Light on Cross-cutting Science and Technologies,” to be presented by Naomi J. Halas, Stanley C. Moore, Rice University, Professor of Electrical and Computer...

2014-06-05 12:31:15

BOULDER, Colo. and SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BiOptix is pleased to announce its participation in the 9(th) annual Next Generation Protein Therapeutics Summit, being held in conjunction with the 2(nd) annual Bioconjugates: From Targets to Therapeutics and the Protein Aggregation, Stability & Solubility Summits from June 4 - 6(th) in San Francisco. At the event, BiOptix is presenting new protein binding data that has been generated for customers on the BiOptix...

2014-05-01 08:37:50

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Label-Free Detection Market by Technology (Bio-layer interferometry, Optical waveguide grating technology, Surface Plasmon resonance), Consumables & Instruments, Applications (Lead Generation, Binding Kinetics), End user - Global Forecasts & Trends to 2018" to its store. DALLAS, Texas, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Label-free technology is rapidly gaining widespread acceptance as a drug discovery and life science research tool. Currently, the drug discovery...

2014-04-09 16:03:50

Scientific breakthrough to potentially revolutionize high-speed electronics, nanoscale opto-electronics and nonlinear optics Assistant Professor Christian A. Nijhuis of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Science, in collaboration with researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), namely Dr Bai Ping of the Institute of High Performance Computing and Dr Michel Bosman of the Institute of Materials Research and...

Quantum Photon Properties Revealed In Another Particle, The Plasmon
2014-04-04 15:46:00

Jessica Stoller-Conrad, California Institute of Technology For years, researchers have been interested in developing quantum computers—the theoretical next generation of technology that will outperform conventional computers. Instead of holding data in bits, the digital units used by computers today, quantum computers store information in units called "qubits." One approach for computing with qubits relies on the creation of two single photons that interfere with one another in a device...

Solar Energy Research Breakthrough Made By Lawrence Livermore Engineering Team
2013-07-30 12:39:18

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The use of plasmonic black metals could someday provide a pathway to more efficient photovoltaics (PV) -- the use of solar panels containing photovoltaic solar cells -- to improve solar energy harvesting, according to researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The LLNL Materials Engineering Division (MED) research team has made breakthroughs experimenting with black metals. These nanostructured metals are designed to have low...

2013-07-26 18:41:05

Article in the journal 'Applied Physics Letters' shows how to boost performance for commonly used devices The mineral molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which, when solid, behaves in many ways like grease, has semiconducting properties that make it a promising alternative to silicon or graphene in electronic devices. It also strongly absorbs visible light, and so it has been widely employed in light-sensing photodetectors, which are used in a wide range of technologies, such as environmental...

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