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Inspired by the color-changing skin of octopuses, engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that can change shape and color when exposed to light.

Using machine learning, researchers have been able to complete cumbersome materials science calculations more than 40,000 times faster than normal.

For the first time, scientists have observed the formation of fleeting distortions known as polarons in the atomic lattice of hybrid perovskites.

Cracks reveal thermal change in biomimetic composite

Researchers have developed a perovskite crystal that can detect gamma rays and a method to produce it in large volumes.

Improved solar energy storage using a molecular machine

Single-walled carbon nanotubes can emit a delayed secondary fluorescence when triggered by a process involving dye molecules and oxygen.

A new tool that uses light to map out the electronic structures of 2D crystals could reveal the capabilities of emerging quantum materials.

By switching between two different nanomaterial sheets, engineers have produced a dual-mode heating and cooling device for buildings.

Researchers have used nanosheets to create an inorganic material that can be converted from a hard gel to soft matter by changing the temperature.

Researchers have developed an ultrafast way, based on plasma processing, to produce stable perovskite cells and assemble them into solar modules.

Moths’ eyes inspire design of antireflective coating for solar panels, smartphones and tablet computers

huge changes in permittivity ZnO can be used to control light in advanced optical devices

Researchers have developed a quick and easy method for assessing new compositions of perovskite materials for use in solar cells.

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