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Broadband Photodetector for Polarized Light


July 16, 2013

an array of parallel carbon nanotubes Using carpets of aligned carbon nanotubes, researchers at Rice University and Sandia National Laboratories have created a solid-state electronic device that is hardwired to detect polarized light across a broad swath of the visible and infrared spectrum. Full Story

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