Research

ALICE collides beams to achieve a UK X-ray first

Physicists working on an R&D prototype for the next generation of accelerator-based light sources ALICE (Accelerators and Lasers in Combined Experiments) at STFC Daresbury Laboratory have successfully collided electrons and a powerful laser beam to produce short-pulsed X-rays

Diamond lasers for use in Raman

Australian scientists from Macquarie University and the Defence Science Technology Organisation have demonstrated an efficient laser using diamond optical elements supplied by synthetic diamond manufacturer, Element Six.

Funding supports research into solar cell production

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is supporting a project at Lasercenter at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich for increasing the production process efficiency for solar modules.

Research targets laser process for PCBs

Researchers at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, are exploring whether laser technology can provide a low-cost, chemical-free method of making a key component used in electronic products from microwave ovens to computers

Shooting the breeze

Greg Blackman looks at the technology surrounding and the applications for lidar - a remote sensing technique analogous to radar

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