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Okayama University Research: Innovative pendulum-dynamo for generating electricity from tidal energy

Okayama University 25 Jun 2014

(Okayama, Japan, 24 June 2014) Research highlights in the June issue of the Okayama University e-Bulletin include innovative pendulum dynamo for converting tidal energy to electricity; models for breeding plants; unique insights into photosynthesis and Photosystem II; repairing DNA; and developing lition ion baterries with help from bacteria.

Waveguiding and detecting structure for surface plasmon polaritons on silicon

Toyohashi University of Technology 25 Jun 2014

(Toyohashi, Japan, 25 June 2014) Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed a simple, low-loss waveguide for Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) that is applicable to nanoscale photonic integrated circuits on silicon.

Quantum Technology Centre Launch

Lancaster University Quantum Technology Centre 20 May 2014

People with an interest in quantum technologies are invited to the launch of the first phase of the Quantum Technology Centre at Lancaster University.

KU Leuven and UCL invest €40 million in proton therapy centre

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 7 Mar 2014

KU Leuven and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) are investing in a new research and treatment centre for proton therapy. The venture is also being supported by Ghent University Hospital.

Focused ion-beam microscopy

Durham University, Department of Physics 11 Sep 2013

Focused ion-beam microscopy

Fibre preparation laboratory

Durham University, Department of Physics 11 Sep 2013

Fibre preparation laboratory

Femtosecond laser spectroscopy

Durham University, Department of Physics 11 Sep 2013

Femtosecond laser spectroscopy

Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer

Durham University, Department of Physics 11 Sep 2013

The Bruker EMX electron spin resonance spectrometer operates at X-band (9-10 GHz) and has an electromagnet capable of fields up to 1 T.

Electroabsorption

Durham University, Department of Physics 11 Sep 2013

Electroabsorption

Clean room (CfAI)

Durham University, Department of Physics 11 Sep 2013

Clean room (CfAI)

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Durham University, Department of Physics 11 Sep 2013

Scanning electron microscopy at Durham University

Durham University, Department of Physics 1 Apr 2013

Hitachi analytical SU-70 FEG SEMSchottky field emitter operating at 0.5 to 30 kVHight current (>150 nA) for analytical applicationsSecondary electron (SE) imaging:Lower SE detector: SE BSE electrons collected in the chamber provide images with enhanced topographic effects and good depth of field. High efficiency at long working distances.Upper SE detector: secondary ...

X-Ray Scattering & Magnetism Facilities

Durham University, Department of Physics 1 Apr 2013

High intensity rotating anode diffractometer

Soft Matter and Biological Physics Facilities

Durham University, Department of Physics 1 Apr 2013

Nikon confocal microscope -  used for some biological applications, has also been modified for certain specific physics projects.Home built multiphoton (non-linear) microscope - incorporates adaptive optics for in depth imaging where the aberrations induced by the sample are removed using techniques originally developed for ground based astronomical telescopes.Optical tweezers built around a spatial light modulator for ...

Steady-state spectroscopy and photoluminescence quantum yield measurements

Durham University, Department of Physics 1 Apr 2013

Sample preparation for electron microscopy

Durham University, Department of Physics 1 Apr 2013

Buehler specimen preparation equipment:SimpliMet 1000 mounting press for embedding samples in bakeliteDelta Abrasimet saw for bulk sectioning Isomet 5000 saw for precision sectioning of small and brittle materialsHandimet 2 Roll Grinder for coarse grinding of specimensMetaServ 3000 variable speed grinder-polisher (x3)

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