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Exciting the polaritons in 2D materials can cause electromagnetic energy to be focused down to a tiny volume.

Researchers have developed a novel approach to fabricating 3D micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon.

Do you qualify for the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize?

Illuminating photonic crystals with laser light generates patterns that reveal how light beams of different colors bend as they pass through the crystal.

A new perovskite material with unique magnetic properties could be used to build next-generation hard drives.

Professor Allan S. Hoffman wins 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal.

Scientists have used photonic technology to produce lightweight and ultra-resistant coatings in any desired color.

The discovery of a strong interaction between light and matter in semiconducting carbon nanotubes could lead to their use in electrically-pumped lasers.

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Researchers have identified new monolithic polymer films that can directly convert ultraviolet light into sustained motion.

By finding a way to sandwich two types of perovskite into a single photovoltaic cell, scientists have achieved a conversion efficiency of 21.7%.

Using a gold metasurface, scientists have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device.

Scientists have used a laser-heating technique to fabricate a new class of crystalline solid known as a rotating lattice single crystal.

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The University at Buffalo's new Materials Data Engineering Laboratory will conduct materials modeling and simulations using visual data.

A monolayer of tungsten diselenide can emit a pair of photons at a time, making it useful for sending secure communications and acting as a novel laser.

By capturing both high- and low-energy photons, a new perovskite tandem solar cell has achieved a power conversion efficiency of 20.3%.

See your image on the cover of Nano Today in 2017.

A light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material could find uses ranging from microscopic grippers to more efficient solar cells.

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