Optocouplers use light sensitive interface for reliable isolation

August 16, 2016

The market introduction of its HCC100x series of radiation tolerant optocouplers has been announced by TT Electronics. The devices are suited for the isolation of electrical circuits within high-radiation deep spaceflight applications, including satellites, launch vehicles, space craft, and planetary rovers. The HCC100x optocouplers use a light sensitive interface to offer high-reliability electrical isolation between input and output circuits. They are highly robust and operate well in very harsh, dirty environments. The…


Video of the Day: X-ray laser blows up water droplets

May 24, 2016

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first microscopic movies of liquids getting vaporized by the world’s brightest X-ray laser. The video doesn’t only make for a visually appealing movie, but the data retrieved from it could lead to better experiments using X-ray lasers, which emit bright, fast flashes of light that take atomic-level snapshots of some of nature’s speediest processes. Their new studies, portrayed…