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Iranians help Spain convert infrared to visible waves

June 21, 2014

Researchers from Iran'sUniversity of Science and Technology, in association with researchers from University of La Laguna, Spain, have succeeded in producing a glass ceramic nanocomposite that converts infrared waves into visible ones.

According to Fars News Agency, transparent glass ceramic nanocomposites were the main subjects of the research and it was tried to determine effective parameters in selecting the composition and process mechanism in them.

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Imanieh, one of the researchers, said, "After carrying out studies, we precisely and systematically investigated glass ceramics in SiO2-Al2O3-MF system with a new and technical approach. It must be pointed out that the majority of researches in this field had been carried out by focusing on physics and optics. Moreover, contradictory reports have been presented on the power and efficiency of various systems."

The researchers carried out studies in three phases to achieve their objectives.

Dr. Imanieh explained that in the first phase, glass ceramics was produced, which converted infrared to visible light.

"The purpose in the second phase was to determine effective parameters in the conversion of infrared waves into visible ones. The parameters were categorized and their effects were individually inspected," he said.

"Finally, we determined the role of parameters in optical behavior and materials science of glass ceramics. Increase in the efficiency was another objective of the third phase."

Iranians help Spain convert infrared to visible waves

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Source: Iran Daily

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