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New Generation Of Superlattice Cameras Add More 'Color' To Night Vision
2011-10-20 07:00:00

Recent breakthroughs have enabled scientists from the Northwestern University´s Center for Quantum Devices to build cameras that can see more than one optical waveband or “color” in the dark. The semiconducting material used in the cameras — called type-II superlattices — can be tuned to absorb a wide range of infrared wavelengths, and now, a number of distinct infrared bands at the same time. The idea of capturing light simultaneously at different wavelengths...

2011-10-17 22:00:23

An amorphous diamond — one that lacks the crystalline structure of diamond, but is every bit as hard — has been created by a Stanford-led team of researchers. But what good is an amorphous diamond? "Sometimes amorphous forms of a material can have advantages over crystalline forms," said Yu Lin, a Stanford graduate student involved in the research. The biggest drawback with using diamond for purposes other than jewelry is that even though it is the hardest material known,...

2011-10-03 16:00:00

New 35-mil Ionoplast Rolled Sheeting Helps Manufacturers Advance the Safety and Strength of Laminated Glass Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions announces commercial availability of the popular DuPontâ“ž¢ SentryGlas® high-performance safety glass interlayer in a new, 35-mil (0.89 mm) roll form to increase the speed and convenience of laminating stronger safety glass for architectural uses. "Because it's up to 100 times...

2011-09-13 12:57:20

Terahertz (THz) technologies show promise for myriad medical, military, security, and research applications ranging from the detection of cancer to airport security systems to shipment inspection to spectroscopy. Relatively little is known, however, about the effect of THz radiation on biological systems. So a team of researchers, led by Los Alamos National Laboratory, evaluated the cellular response of mouse stem cells exposed to THz radiation. They applied low-power radiation both from a...

2011-08-29 07:00:00

The commercial availability of exciting new optically transparent ALON® Optical Ceramic, couldnât have come at a better time for many critical applications, as large quantities of sapphire are being diverted to the clean energy lighting market. Customers of sapphire, who are left high and dry, now have a â˜preferredâ alternative. ALON® will meet or beat performance specifications of sapphire in most applications, and unlike sapphire,...

2011-08-19 00:02:06

Kimble Chase offers a combination of design, quality and materials for a new standard in chemical and biological material containment Vineland, NJ (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 Researchers who frequently use glass bottles to store and dispense media, reagents and samples, depend on a quality product for safety and convenience. Kimble Chase, the largest manufacturer of laboratory glassware products in the world, offers KIMAX® GL 45 Storage/Media bottles, a product line that combines design,...

Latest Transparent materials Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.