Nanoscale thermal emitters turn heat into light
Nanoscale thermal emitters created at Rice University combine several known phenomena into a unique system that turns heat into light. The system is highly configurable to deliver light with specific properties and at desired wavelengths.
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant ECCS 1935446.]
Read more in the Rice University news story Nano bulb lights novel path. (Date image taken: Sept. 6, 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 29, 2019)
Credit: Illustration by Chloe Doiron/Rice University
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