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Archive – November 2011

A research team headed up by PRISM faculty member and Electrical Engineering Professor Stephen Chou has found that placing a metal cap over a small hole in a metal film does not stop the light at all, but rather enhances its transmission. The team believes these finding should have broad and significant impacts and applications to optical systems in many fields.
In an effort to make batteries last as long as the gadgets and cars they power, Craig Arnold, a Princeton professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has found a surprising link between battery life and the day-to-day physical forces acting on an overlooked battery component.
On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, Olympus Corp. and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) hosted a joint workshop on Microscopy and Optical Metrology. The workshop showcased 3 Olympus microscopes: LEXT (laser confocal reflected microscope), HIROX (digital microscope) and BX3 (transmitted compound microscope with digital imaging). Along with presentations and application discussions, hands on use of the microscope were also made possible.