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Electron microscopy (EM) is an experimental method employed to capture high-resolution images of microscopic samples. It is a powerful technique to study the detailed structure of biological specimens such as tissues and cells.
NASA has launched a mission to test optical space communication with Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD). LCRD is NASA’s first laser-based space communication system. The objective of LCRD is to test optical communications in space.
Recent work from the University of Central Florida has led to the development of the first optical oscilloscope, capable of resolving an averaged light ‘pulse’ and the phase information within it.
A research team has shed light on the existence of split photons. This finding is extremely important as it advances the fundamental understanding of light and its behavior.
Nanolasers emit light in nanoscale dimensions. They are electrically excited by the application of nanowires or materials on the nanoscale.
Scientists have designed an optical tool that offers clear three-dimensional images of the rhizosphere. This innovative tool will help scientists to study plant-microbe interactions and biomolecular mechanisms.
Spectroscopic analysis helps explore composites and provides important information, such as their electronic and optical properties, chemical composition, element type, and crystallinity. Over the years, scientists have advanced spectroscopic techniques for the accurate and rapid analysis of compounds.
One technique that shows promise for the investigation of the human brain tissue and protein deposits is phase-contrast X-ray computed tomography. One of the advantages of this technique is it provides three-dimensional structural information and does not require extensive sample preparation times.5
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a powerful tool for studying biologically relevant soft materials.
Researchers have recently developed a molecular device that converts infrared radiation into visible light. This device enhances the sensitivity of many sensors and enables their application in different fields of science and technology.