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Laser-induced damage in focus

A better understanding of laser-induced damage in crystals that convert laser light from one wavelength to another could enhance laser device performance.

Posted: Jan 17th, 2014

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Natural 3D counterpart to graphene discovered

A collaboration of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has discovered that sodium bismuthate can exist as a form of quantum matter called a three-dimensional topological Dirac semi-metal. This is the first experimental confirmation of 3D Dirac fermions in the interior or bulk of a material, a novel state that was only recently proposed by theorists.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2014

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Silver nanowire sensors hold promise for prosthetics, robotics

North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible touch panels. The sensors can measure strain, pressure, human touch and bioelectronic signals such as electrocardiograms.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2014

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