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Superconducting Nanowire Camera

Superconducting Nanowire Camera

Technology breakthrough in the development of a Superconductive Nanowire Camera!. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado have developed and successfully implemented a Superconducting Nanowire Camera. This camera is highly sensitive that it can detect a single photon and can explore Brain cells and Space.

A Photon is a tiny particle, composed of Electromagnetic Waves, which is the basic unit that makes up light, having no mass and no charge. The Microwaves, Infrared Light, X-Rays etc. are made up of Photons. Earlier in a University at Moscow, researchers had developed technology to capture individual Photons. But they had technical obstacles which prevented its reach and widespread use beyond certain research labs.

The camera that research team an NIST in Boulder, Colorado developed is a 400,000 pixel Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector (SNSPD). They say that it will enable the development of extremely light-sensitive large-format Superconducting Cameras.

This new is reported on Phys.Org website on July 5, 2023 by Peter Grad. Read the complete article here.

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