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4 October 2022

Handheld devices are making thermal management in research experiments more accessible, and in turn, advancing applications such as backscattering interferometry

James McKay, technical sales engineer for physical sciences at Photon Lines

2 September 2022

It is now just over two years since I graduated from the University of Leicester with a first-class honours degree in physics with space science. I remember being asked 'Are you looking forward to taking the skills from your degree and putting them to work in the professional world?' I laughed. I had no idea how to make use of the knowledge I’d gained in Raman Spectroscopy, CMOS vs CCD technology or thermography in the real world. And yet, by the time you read this, I’ll have spent 18 months in an industry I didn’t know existed when I started my job hunt in 2020. 

EMF invested a great deal of time and effort in developing a coating system for producing long-lasting diamond like carbon (DLC) coatings on chalcogenides at scale

26 August 2022

The properties of chalcogenide glass optics have opened up a number of use cases in infrared optics applications and beyond. This article assesses how some of the associated manufacturing and handling challenges of this material can be overcome

20 July 2022

How automotive companies can choose the right lidar technology for their applications, by Gemma Church

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16 June 2022

Superluminescent LED drivers can help us understand ocean turbulence, here’s how