UK government funds imaging research|
(Friday, January 2, 2009 - 13:16 EST)
Scottish researchers have recently received a grant of almost half a million pounds sterling with which to develop improvements in image sensor and display technology, according to a report today from the BBC.
The University of Glasgow and Sharp Laboratories Europe are partners in the project, which received its funding - equivalent to a bit over US$700,000 - from the United Kingdom's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The EPSRC is one of seven UK governmental agencies responsible for fostering research in areas such as the arts, economics, biotechnology, and quite a few others.
Details of the grant can be found on the EPSRC website, as well as in the BBC article. Briefly though, the researchers are working on creation of nanostructures that will allow control of wavelength and polarisation, using surface plasmon resonance effects.