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ELEKTRO 1/2020 was released on January 20th 2020. Its digital version will be available on February 12th 2020.

Topic: Electrotechnology; Materials for electrical engineering; Wiring materia

Main Article
Using mHealth technolgy for automated data collection and transmission

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2019 was released on December 9th 2019. Its digital version will be available on January 9th 2020.

Professional organizations activities
Light technology konference of Visegrád countries LUMEN V4 2020 – 1st announcement
23rd International conference SVĚTLO – LIGHT 2019
56th Conference of Society for development public lighting in Plzeň
What is new in CIE

Interiors lighting
Halla illuminated new Booking.com offices in Prague centre

Researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip

03.01.2020 | Stanford University | www.stanford.edu

Sanford engineers have helped create what may be the next big thing in particle accelerators – and it fits on a fingertip. This “accelerator on a chip” was reported September 27th in the journal Nature.

Accelerators energize charged particles to accomplish a range of tasks from generating x-rays for medical imaging systems to unraveling the mysteries of matter. They use electromagnetic waves to boost the energy of particles. Many conventional accelerators employ microwave radiation and bulky copper tubing to generate a wavy electric field. Particles surf these finely tuned waves, hitting swell after swell, and accelerating to higher and higher energies.

On chip accelerator

One of the ways the new device miniaturizes this process is by using a series of nanoscopic ravines etched into the chip by researchers at the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF). The SNF is a shared facility that provides researchers access to clean rooms and equipment to design, create, and characterize micro- and nano-scale devices.

Read more at  Stanford University

Image Credit: Neil Sapra