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JEOL Introduces World's Fastest Direct Write E-Beam Tool - Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, to be first US installation

June 15, 2017

May 16, 2017 (Peabody, Mass.) -- Since 1967, JEOL has been the industry leader in Electron Beam Lithography design and manufacturing. Now the company enters its 51st year in this field with the introduction of a new high throughput spot beam direct write system, the JBX-8100FS.

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Concept could sustainably meet human resource needs of ‘full earth’

June 12, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world’s growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different parts of sunlight’s spectrum to produce crops, generate electricity, collect heat and purify water.

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Novel innovation could allow bullets to disintegrate after designated distance, help prevent collateral damage

June 8, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Stray-bullet shootings are an often-overlooked consequence of gunfire that can cause severe injury or death to bystanders, or collateral damage victims in the military. A novel technology being developed at Purdue University could help prevent these incidents. A research group led by Ernesto Marinero, a professor of materials engineering and electrical and computer engineering has developed novel materials and fabrication that could allow a bullet to become non-lethal and disintegrate after a designated distance. The technology was built out of a need for a safer bullet that will significantly reduce collateral damage and injury in law enforcement, military and civilian sectors.

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Plasmonics could bring sustainable society, desalination tech

June 5, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —The emerging field of plasmonics could bring advances in chemical manufacturing, usher in new clean and sustainable technologies and desalination systems to avert a future global water crisis.

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Photonic ‘hypercrystals’ shed stronger light

June 1, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Sources that integrate two artificial optical material concepts may drive ultrafast “Li-Fi” communications. In many applications, Li-Fi through-the-air optical networks potentially offer major advantages over Wi-Fi and other radiofrequency systems. Li-Fi nets can operate at extremely high speeds. They can exploit an extremely broad spectrum of frequencies. They avoid the interference problems that plague radiofrequency systems, which are especially problematic in high-security environments such as airplane cockpits and nuclear power stations. They are less open to hackers. And while their range is relatively limited, they don’t need line-of-sight connections to operate, said Evgenii Narimanov, a Purdue University professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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Microsoft, Purdue collaborate to advance quantum computing

May 30, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — "If this project is successful it will cause a revolution in computing." That's the forecast of Michael Manfra, Purdue University's Bill and Dee O'Brien Chair Professor of Physics and Astronomy, professor of materials engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, on a new long-term enhanced collaboration between Purdue and Microsoft Corp. to build a robust and scalable quantum computer by producing what scientists call a "topological qubit."

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New technique could increase success rate, life span of implantable devices

May 29, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new technique being developed at Purdue University could provide patients who require implantable catheters in the treatment of neurological and other disorders with a reliable and self-clearing catheter that could eliminate the need for additional surgery to replace failing devices.

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Device utilizing molecular technique could provide ultra-sensitive automated system

May 5, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - An innovation at Purdue University could allow highly sensitive detection of an infectious disease such as HIV or whooping cough by using a low-cost, automated, point-of-care test similar in packaging to a pregnancy test.

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Professor Jianguo Mei, School of Chemistry earns prestigious NSF CAREER awards

May 2, 2017

Professor Jianguo Mei received his award through the Division of Materials Research Polymers program. He is exploring greener and more sustainable semiconducting polymers, with the goal of building a dynamic polymer program at Purdue.

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Volumetric imaging method reveals chemical content

April 28, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  A "chemical imaging" system that uses a special type of laser beam to penetrate deep into tissue might lead to technologies that eliminate the need to draw blood for analyses including drug testing and early detection of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. The system, called stimulated Raman projection microscopy and tomography, makes possible "volumetric imaging" without using fluorescent dyes that might affect biological functions and hinder accuracy, said Ji-Xin Cheng, a professor in Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Birck Nanotechnology Center.

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