Shane Nichols, New York University (image) New York University Share Print E-Mail Caption NYU chemists have been recognized by R&D Magazine for their creation of an instrument that evaluates the viability of optical displays in consumer and industrial products. The device -- the Exicor® 150XT 4-PEM Mueller Polarimeter and shown with NYU doctoral student student Shane Nichols -- was developed with Oregon-based Hinds Instruments and can evaluate a range of products, including DVDs, laser crystals, and cell-phone display windows, by examining their optical properties. Credit Photo by Xiaoyan Cui. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.