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ELEKTRO 12/2016 was released on December 7th 2016. Its digital version will be available on January 6th 2017.

 

Topic: Measurement, measuring devices and measurement engineering; Testing and diagnostics

 

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Lithium traction batteries for electric mobility (final part 2)

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2016 was released on December 5th 2016. Its digital version will be available on January 5th 2017.

Interiors lighting
Colloquium Interiors 2016 – the fifth anniversary
Cooperation of indoor interior and lighting 

Standards, regulations and recommendations
New standards for road lighting

Unique instrument shines through almost everything

27.04.2016 | Linköping University | www.liu.se

A research team at LiU has built a one-of-a-kind spectrometer that analyses samples with electromagnetic waves in the terahertz range, around a trillion oscillations a second. Low-frequency light reveals internal structures and properties in all conceivable materials.

The architect of the instrument, reader Vanya Darakchieva, works with electronics. High on her agenda is the characterisation of carbon-based materials that have attracted attention, such as graphene and nanowires. But she wants to broaden her opportunities with this brand-new facility. Textiles, plastics, paper and human skin are only some of the materials that can be studied in detail.

Spectrometer shines through almost every material

In contrast to X-rays, the radiation is non-destructive and completely harmless, which means that the terahertz technique can also be applied to people, for example during security screenings and to detect skin cancer. “The technology has also been used to shine through a work by Picasso, which revealed another painting under it,” Ms Darakchieva tells us.

Read more at Linköping University

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