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Penn Engineers' Nanoantennas Improve Infrared Sensing

May 17, 2013

diagram showing how optomechanical structure works A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical analysis techniques. Full Story

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