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Throwing light on nanomaterial photocatalysts

Gold nanoparticles have helped to reveal how to improve the light-harvesting abilities of a silver nanocatalytic material.

The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver ever made could find use in touchscreens, optical computing and metamaterial superlenses.

Scientists have shown that films of carbon nanotubes can improve the long term stability of perovskite solar cells.

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By exposing the ceramic silicon nitride to high temperatures and pressures, scientists have managed to make it transparent.

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Water-based, biocompatible ink formulations of two-dimensional materials including graphene, MoS2, WS2, and hexagonal boron nitride.

Perovskite materials have optoelectronic properties promising for cheap, easy to make LEDs.

Scientists have discovered that "layer-edge-states" are responsible for the high efficiencies seen with 2D layered hybrid perovskites.

Scientists have combined silicon nanosheets with a polymer to produce a composite material that is UV-resistant and easy to process.

Scientists have shown that DNA can control the assembly of bipyramidal gold nanoparticles into a complex crystal structure known as a clathrate.

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Sandwiching nanoclusters of magnesium oxide between two slices of graphene produces a material with enhanced optoelectronic properties.

Colloidal spheres can self-assemble into diamond and pyrochlore crystal structures that form the basis for photonic crystals.

The deadline is Monday 13 March 2017.

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A new technique uses the photoelectric effect to measure the electronic structures of stacks of two-dimensional materials.

LEDs made from arrays of nanorods that can both emit and detect light could lead to interactive displays that charge themselves from ambient light.

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