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Tiny antennas let long light waves see in infrared
September 23, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nanoantennas that can enable sensing of molecules that resonate in the infrared spectrum. The semiconductor antenna arrays allow long-wavelength light to strongly interact with nanoscale substances, so the arrays could enhance the detection of small volumes of materials.Full Story
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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