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UK’s Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics bridges the gap between science and commercial research and development

25 Aug 2022 Hamish Johnston

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, we meet a trio of scientists who are involved in different projects at the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics in Glasgow, UK.

David Stothard, co-head of lasers and laser systems at Fraunhofer, talks about the challenges of creating a device to detect leaks of hydrogen gas. Senior researcher Anne-Marie Haughey describes  a device that identifies the types of bacteria present in a clinical sample. Finally, principal researcher Adam Polak explains the science behind a device that uses laser light to identify the contents of pharmaceutical pills.

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