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Light-controlled membrane from Univ. of Rochester has potential for drug delivery, industrial processing

19 August 2010

SPIE Members Eric Glowacki and Kenneth Marshall (Univ. of Rochester Lab for Laser Energetics) have invented a light-controlled membrane that could be useful in controlled drug delivery and industrial processing tasks that require the ability to turn the flow of gas on and off, as well as in research applications.

Marshall and Glowacki presented their findings at the SPIE Optics and Photonics symposium in San Diego in early August. A report on their work was recently published by photonics.com.

The team is scheduled to present on "Chemical mechanisms and electrical characteristics of C60/Al and C60/LiF/Al cathodes studied by electron spin resonance, infrared reflection-absorption, and impedance spectroscopy" at SPIE Photonics West next January.

Marshall has published nearly two dozen papers with SPIE, and served on conference program committees for conferences at Optics and Photonics on Nano-, Organic-Inorganic Liquid Crystals and on Polarization Grating, Electro-Optics.

Read the complete photonics.com article.