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The properties of perovskites can be controlled with strain engineering by growing thin films on substrates with different compositions.

For the first time, researchers have been able to grow, image with atomic resolution and investigate the properties of 2D amorphous carbon.

Second-order nonlinear optical effects can be induced in a titanium dioxide slab by covering it in gold triangles.

Researchers have used a ‘multi-messenger’ approach to probe the properties of quantum materials at nanoscale resolutions.

For the first time, scientists have managed to grow aluminum-based semiconductors for solar cells using hydride vapor phase epitaxy.

2019 Materials Today Innovation Award recognizes the development of high-quality growth methods for III-V compound semiconductor materials

Turning natural atomic flaws inside diamond anvils into quantum sensors offers a novel way to study the effects of pressure on materials.

New color fabric approach that helps control its spread of disease

Researchers have found that opaque silicon solar cells can be made transparent by simply punching lots of tiny holes into them.

By taking advantage of polarons and plasmons, researchers have been able to develop optical nanoantennas from a conducting polymer.

A new model has revealed how tiny tweaks to the molecular shapes in non-fullerene acceptors can improve the performance of organic solar cells.

A synthetic actuator made from thermo-responsive liquid crystal polymer networks and a coat of dye can learn to bend and walk in response to light.

drug-loaded silica nanoparticles target the blood vessels that supply tumors with oxygen and nutrients to ‘starve’ cancer cells

A new Raman spectroscopy technique can assess the chemical composition and structure of metallic particles with a diameter of just 0.5nm to 2nm.

By encapsulating perovskite nanocrystals in both silica and plastic hairs, researchers have enhanced their ability to withstand moisture.

By placing silver nanocubes on a thin layer of gold above a pyroelectric material, researchers have created a new multispectral photodetector.

German Research Foundation honours Dr. Baptiste Gault with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award

Scientists have found an organic compound that can harvest the 'hot electrons' produced when high-energy photons hit a perovskite semiconductor.

Researchers have developed new organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials that don't contain lead and have a much improved stability.

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