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Nanotechnology

Doubling the propagation distance of surface plasmon polaritons
A novel passive repeater, based on a chain of 3D dielectric particles, has been proposed and numerically simulated.
A simple method for controlling the shape of cadmium sulfide nanocrystals has been developed, and the nanocrystals used as photocatalysts for water splitting.
24 May 2016
Lanthanum fluoride particles passively collect in tumors and amplify applied radiation doses, while also transferring energy to photosensitizer dyes that enable the targeting of cancerous cells.
20 May 2016
A scanning transmission electron microscope coupled to a Hanbury Brown and Twiss interferometer is used to achieve cathodoluminescence in a novel experimental technique.
19 May 2016
A novel dielectric metasurface platform provides simultaneous and complete control of optical wavefront and polarization with subwavelength spatial resolution and high transmission efficiency.
13 May 2016
A new full-field transmission x-ray microscope has spatial resolution as high as 20nm and an in situ imaging capability.
12 May 2016
Multiphoton microscopes to speed up disease diagnosis
£850,000 project yields two potential new inspection tools for diverse applications in medicine.
25 May 2016
Photonic fence for pest control 'now practical'
Researchers at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory claim that their system now offers a genuine alternative to chemical insecticides.
25 May 2016
TomoCube holotomography offers label-free imaging of cells
Technique for real-time 3D-vizualization could impact neuroscience, hematology and other sectors.
24 May 2016
Dual ultrasound-laser scanner targets thyroid cancer
Hand-held probe expected to cut huge number and cost of unnecessary surgeries ‘dramatically’.
23 May 2016
 
Jelena Vuckovic: Designing innovative structures for efficient optical devices