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Optical materials news

Researchers have improved the optical properties of the 2D material molybdenum disulphide by removing defects with laser light and water.

Physicists have designed an evolutionary process that allows a wide range of nanomaterial morphologies to be synthesized from tungsten disulphide.

Scientists have not only visualized the nanoscale structures of borophene lattices, but also built theoretical models of their crystalline forms.

Artificial atoms in hexagonal boron nitride

Engineers have shown that 3D printing can be used to create metamaterials with unique microwave or optical properties.

By carefully stretching polymers like polyethylene, researchers have been able to produce colorful films with a range of heat-radiating capabilities.

A hot-drawing technique for processing plastics can create transparent polythene film that is stronger than aluminium but a fraction of the weight.

Scientists have found a way to place catalysts inside the tiniest pores of different host materials, a bit like fitting a model ship inside a bottle.

By exciting ‘frustrated’ crystalline materials with laser light, a team of researchers has managed to transform them into a stable ‘supercrystal’.

A new microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots reduces manufacturing costs and can be tuned on demand to any color.

A novel type of polymer can alter its thermal conductivity by switching between a crystalline state and a liquid state in response to light.

By combining graphene with nano-ribbons of gold, researchers have developed an ultrasensitive biosensor for detecting disease-causing proteins.

Physicists have discovered that placing 2D semiconductors on top of each other and twisting them causes the emergence of novel hybrid properties.

The twist angle between layers of 2D semiconductors provides a ‘tuning knob’ to turn them into an exotic quantum material.

By combining supercomputing with experimental methods, researchers have been able to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells

Scientists have used directed evolution to enhance the optical properties of complexes of DNA wrapped around carbon nanotubes.

Researchers have shown that excitons can be trapped in the moiré pattern created by twisting a pair of 2D semiconductors.

Two new reports, now available for download.

Researchers have come up with a way for growing nanowire networks in a highly controlled and fully reproducible manner on silicon semiconductors.

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