In-depth articles written by our editorial team focusing on the latest developments in materials science and technology
Cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) is a scientific technique used for studying the structures of cells, viruses and proteins at the molecular level. This article discusses the applications in which this type of microscopic method is used.
UAVs have fast become an important part of the aerospace industry in areas such as aerial surveillance, disaster relief and safety inspection. However, as their commercial availability increases, so does the threat of facilitated access to high-security locations.
Additive manufacturing is used in several industries and is an efficient and eco-friendly alternative to conventional fabrication techniques. This article discusses lasers and how they are used in 3D printing.
Ray tracing is a term to describe algorithms used for creating an image by tracing pixels and replicating the path of light in an image plane. Ray tracing is used in animations in video games and in Hollywood films.
Sum-Frequency Generation is an optical phenomenon, wherein two photons impinge on a sample surface and generate a third photon at the sum of their frequency.
Optical thin films are designed to enhance the transmission, reflection and polarization properties of optical components.
This article discusses the advancements in fiber optic surface plasmon resonance (FOSPR) biosensor technology, which has helped biologists to develop precise measurements on the characteristics of genetically modified organisms in food products.
This article discusses optical and atomic force microscopy and the advantages of combining the two.
Innovative sensor technology greatly improves the ability of food manufacturers to detect pathogens before they reach the consumer.
The behavior of light is explained by a combination of Ray Theory and Wave Theory. Historically, light was studied as rays; progress in electromagnetic theory led to the understanding of light as an electromagnetic radiation and wave theory of light.