Silicon micro-ring resonator could help advance nanomanipulation

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Schematic illustration of particle revolving around silicon micro-ring resonator, propelled by optical forces. To trap and hold tiny microparticles, engineers at Harvard have “put a ring on it,” using a silicon-based circular resonator to confine particles stably for up to several minutes. The advance, published in …

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Cameras of the future: heart researchers create revolutionary photographic technique

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the British Heart Foundation at the University of Oxford have developed a revolutionary way of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video – a new technology that is attractive for science, industry and consumer sectors alike. By combining off-the-shelf technologies found in …

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Attoseconds, Zeptoseconds and Yoctoseconds

Attoseconds are 10^-18 seconds. 1 attosecond is the time it takes for light to travel the length of three hydrogen atoms.Zeptoseconds are 10^-21 secondsYoctoseconds are 10^-24 seconds. 1 ys: time taken for a quark to emit a gluon. The time that light needs to traverse an atomic nucleus 1. Collisions of heavy ions in a …

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