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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 1, 2015

Measuring low-temp thermal expansion, new way to make X-rays, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 1, 2015.

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Rare earth-doped glass boosts lasers, tests experimental theories at National Ignition Facility

By April Gocha / October 15, 2015

The Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s National Ignition Facility—“the world’s largest and most energetic laser facility ever built”—contains thousands of rare earth-doped glass slabs that collectively amplify laser pulses into the facility’s incredible testing capacity.

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Glass house: Human terrariums are testing the health benefits of sunlight

By April Gocha / January 16, 2015

The profound influence that natural light has on human bodies is precisely the driving inspiration behind the Photon Project, a London-based start-up that is pioneering “disruptive innovation” using glass.

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NIST develops low-cost, ultra-sensitive infrared spectrometer

By / August 27, 2009

The good folks at the National Institute of Standards and Technology say they have a new method for measuring light in the near-infrared range that is highly sensitive (in the single photon range) and relatively inexpensive. NIST researchers Lijun Ma, Oliver Slattery and Xiao Tang figured out a way to “up convert” photons at one…

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