Princeton researchers have adapted silicon chip technology like that found in personal computers and mobile phones to act as a biosensors. The new technology allows the researchers to do away with this system by using tiny metal layers embedded in the microchip to process the light. And because modern microchips already are designed to be extremely small, these structures can be made using standard manufacturing techniques, Sengupta said. To make the assembly small enough to fit onto chip measuring 4 mm per side, Sengupta and his group worked with the group led by Haw Yang, a chemistry professor, to develop new techniques to prepare and distribute the antibodies. Unfortunately, the red glow is incredibly dim compared to the ultraviolet light used to trigger it. You can give the neurons instructions about what to do – in our case, we tell it to give a receptor that can detect explosives.
The simplest example of how slow light can be used is to give a data buffer or tunable signal delay in an optical network, but we are looking beyond that with our integrated photonic chip, Schmidt said. She worked on developing biologically interactive tools such as Florence, a world first example of using technology to communicate with plants. Specifically, this relates to detecting high-frequency RF racing events through a non-contact small screened loop antenna system, using the measured RF signals to give a means for monitoring, recording and diagnosing.
Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solar concentrator systems not only generate electricity, but also allow the transformation of ambient light and the use of co-generated heat for various functions. There is also a nano manufacturing program at the U. S. National Science Foundation, through which the National Nano manufacturing Network (NNN) has been established.