Polarized light produced by magne-assembled nanoarrays

Polarized light produced by magne-assembled nanoarrays

Linear optical polarizers are passive components that selectively transmit photons with electric fields parallel to the transmission axis (s-polarization) and block the transmission of the electromagnetic field in the orthogonal direction (p-polarization). Polarizers are crucial for various optical systems and extensively used in applications ranging from imaging and liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Thus, the development [...]
UNAM Team crafts top-of-the-line detector out of spare parts

UNAM Team crafts top-of-the-line detector out of spare parts

Microfluidic systems have become a major area of research during the last few decades, and resulted in the development of easy-to-use and miniaturized platforms for biological and chemical analysis. Their ability to process small qualities of liquids make these systems especially appealing for the design of low-cost, high-throughput assays with enhanced analytical performances, and these [...]
The UNAM family is getting larger!

The UNAM family is getting larger!

Turkey’s first nanotechnology research center aims also to be its greatest – be it in academic output, research excellence or number of skilled personnel. Forming the backbone of UNAM’s research efforts, graduate students form an integral part of these goals, and the institute is proud to announce that it is rapidly reaching the quota of [...]
Resistive switching: A new way to tame light

Resistive switching: A new way to tame light

The modern telecommunication industry relies heavily on optical modulation, utilizing modulators designed for this purpose to convert electrical data into photons. The efficiency of these optoelectronic modulators may be increased through their integration onto electronic chips, which would boost their performance while scaling down their dimensions for mobile applications. E. Battal, A. Ozcan and A. K. [...]
UNAM’s Piezoelectric Polymer Promises Prodigious Impact

UNAM’s Piezoelectric Polymer Promises Prodigious Impact

Derived from the Greek word meaning ‘to squeeze’, piezoelectricity refers to the phenomenon where a solid material accumulates an electric charge following the application of pressure and, conversely, creates pressure when subjected to an electric field. First described by the French physicists Jacques and Pierre Curie, piezoelectric materials are widely used in modern electronics in [...]