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Night Vision-Inspired Invention Of Australian National University

First Posted: Dec 19, 2016 03:10 AM EST
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A couple of scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) has designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than that of the human hair that turns darkness into visible radiation and might be accustomed to produce light-weight night vision glasses. Professor Dragomir Neshev from the Australian National University (ANU) stated that the new night vision glasses might replace the cumbersome and bulky night vision binoculars that are currently used today.

Professor Neshev at the Nonlinear Physics Centre, which is within the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Physics and Engineering, stated that the nano crystals are very small that they may be fitted as the ultra-thin film to normal eye glasses to alter visual sense and have a night vision. He also further added that this small device might produce other exciting uses together with anti-counterfeit devices in bank notes, imaging cells for medical applications and holograms.

On the other hand, the co-researcher, Dr. Mohsen Rahmani, stated that the Australian National University (ANU) team's success is a big milestone in the field of nanophotonics that involves the study of behavior of light and interaction of objects with it at the nano scale.

Dr. Mohsen Rahmani, who is also a recipient of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and is based at the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Physics and Engineering, stated that these semi-conductor nano crystals could transfer the highest intensity of light and engineer complicated light beams that would be used with a laser to project a holographic image in the modern displays, according to Phys.org.

The PhD student, Maria del Rocio Camacho-Morales, added that the team designed the device on glasses to make sure that the light will pass through, which was important for optical displays, according to EurekAlert.


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