is an advanced electronic materials provider that is engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling monocrystalline sapphire and other crystalline products for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), blue laser diodes
, optoelectronics and other optical applications.
A sampling of topics: blue laser diodes
by low temperature plasma assisted molecular-beam epitaxy, mesoporous crystals of transition metal oxides, magnetic anisotropy of Co films annealed by laser pulses, formation of carbon fibers in high- voltage low-current electrical discharges, nanotechnology for treating damaged organs, nanomaterials in dental applications, enhanced fatigue properties of ultrafine-grained titanium rods produced using severe plastic deformation, nanostructure formation in austenitic stainless steel, and the effect of grain size distribution on the mechanical properties of nanometals.
Sharp is undecided on the output volume of the blue lasers because large-capacity, next-generation DVD players, in which blue laser diodes
will be put into practical use, are not being produced yet, he said.
In MO, blue laser diodes
would drastically reduce recording spot sizes and, thereby, increase areal densities; but nobody has yet produced a commercially viable blue diode--one that's small enough or cheap enough, or lasts long enough to be practical.
This technology is costlier than red and blue laser diodes
and less efficient than direct green lasers.
Other applications of Nano ZnO include anti-microbials, conductive thin-films in blue laser diodes
, solar cells, and LCDs, protective coatings, capacitors, varistors, photoprinting and electrophotography.