Researchers are exhibiting a new type of antireflective coating that significantly reduces stray light and reflections from plastic lenses. Not only does this improve the performance of cameras and headlights, it's also good news for virtual reality technologies and Industrie 4.0.
Researchers have found an unexpected way to control the thermal conductivity of two-dimensional materials, which will allow electronics designers to dissipate heat in electronic devices that use these materials.
A newly-developed form of transistor opens up a range of new electronic applications including wearable or implantable devices by drastically reducing the amount of power used. Devices based on this type of ultralow power transistor could function for months or even years without a battery by 'scavenging' energy from their environment.
Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike. Now, flooring could be even more 'green', thanks to an inexpensive, simple method that allows engineers to convert footsteps into usable electricity.
The amount of light passing through an opaque layer, can be enhanced using smart techniques. At the same time, the amount of reflected light diminishes, researchers show. It's as if light speckles have a conversation of their own.
Photodetectors are typically only sensitive to light within a certain narrow bandwidth, which causes numerous problems to product developers. Now, researchers have found a way to address this by treating an ordinary photodetector with UV light can turn it into a high bandwidth device.