PHOTO: On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at the National Ignition Facility put researchers at the threshold of fusion ignition, achieving a ...
August 31, 2021Val Curtis
PHOTO: This photo shows the Sun seen by AIA in 304 Angstrom light in 2021 before degradation correction (left) and with corrections ...
August 16, 2021Val Curtis
Neuroscientists from multiple institutions have wrapped up a five-year, multimillion-dollar project with the release of a high-resolution 3-D map showing the connections between 200,000 cells in a clump of mouse brain about as big as a grain of sand. Luxel is proud that ...
August 11, 2021Val Curtis
A successful launch! ESA worked in conjunction with NASA to launch the Solar Orbiter (SolO) on Sunday, February 9, 2020. SolO will capture close-up images of never before seen regions of our parent star, including the poles, and study the electromagnetic environment in its vicinity. The cutting-edge spacecraft will get ...
February 13, 2020Val Curtis
Luxel's spectral purity filters (SPF) are an important part of this breakthrough technology. “An evolutionary leap, EUV still projects a chip blueprint onto silicon, but it uses light with an incredibly small wavelength to do so, the better for creating minuscule features. “At these tiny wavelengths, the UV light is absorbed ...
January 19, 2020Val Curtis
NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission has returned unprecedented data from near the Sun, culminating in new discoveries published on Dec. 4, 2019, in the journal Nature. Among the findings are new understandings of how the Sun's constant outflow of material, the solar wind, behaves. Seen near Earth -- ...
December 12, 2019Val Curtis
Luxel is proud to have fabricated multiple filters aboard the Japanese satellite Hitomi (formerly ASTRO-H). These include: Thermal Shields Microcalorimeter Optical Filters Contamination Blocking Filters Focal Plane Filters JAXA press release below... The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed that the X-ray Astronomy Satellite (ASTRO-H) has deployed its solar array paddles ...
February 22, 2016Chris Minney
Luxel built LUXFilm® Polyimide/ Carbon filters for the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft that launched in 1997. The flight reached its research target Saturn in 2004, and shortly thereafter the Huygens probe separated and landed on the moon Titan while the Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit. The mission has been providing data from the ...
October 27, 2015Chris Minney
A recent article from BBC News discusses how the Hinode and Solar Dynamic Observatory, two satellites that contain Luxel filters, helped observe a tsunami that spread across the sun's surface following a coronal mass ejection (CME). Here's an excerpt from the article: Understanding this field may help predict how CMEs will ...
July 11, 2013Luxel Corporation