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By utilizing the quantum confinement effect, scientists have been able to produce perovskite-based LEDs with record-breaking brightness.

Researchers have discovered that the electrical properties of quantum materials known as Weyl semimetals can be controlled with light.

Treating perovskite solar cells with benzylamine to remove defects actually results in the formation of 2D material on the surface of the 3D crystal.

By combining thin organic layers with thick layers of hybrid perovskite, researchers have developed micrometer-thick organic light-emitting diodes.

Researchers have shown that coating zinc oxide nanowires with amorphous titania can enhance their ability to catalyze the water-splitting reaction.

Researchers have discovered a phenomenon that allows block copolymers to self-assemble in patterns that deviate from regular symmetrical arrays.

new proactive risk governance system can keep pace with development and should lead to safer nanomaterials, products, and processes

A new method for getting high-energy photons striking silicon to kick out two electrons instead of one could produce more efficient solar cells.

By letting through over 95% of incoming sunlight while being highly insulating, a novel silica aerogel can heat up to a temperature of 220°C.

Researchers have determined the mechanism that allows a 2D perovskite crystal to emit green light, and also how to replicate it.

By taking advantage of defects, scientists have created new inorganic crystals made of stacks of atomically thin sheets that unexpectedly spiral.

flash infrared annealing (FIRA) could hold the key to low-cost environmentally friendly perovskite solar cells

Precision analysis with laser light reveals the secrets of transporting drugs across membranes

Strontium titanate has a ‘hidden’ phase that gives the material new ferroelectric properties when it is activated by extremely fast pulses of light.

A novel platform for altering the properties of a 2D material by putting it under strain could provide the basis for a new kind of nanoscale transistor.

Using a box built from layers of 2D material, researchers have created a tiny optical resonator in which light and matter become one.

Scientists have discovered why adding cesium and rubidium to halide perovskite solar cells gives them more uniform characteristics.

The strain created by growing 2D crystals over 3D objects can be used to tailor the crystals' optoelectronic properties.

Chemists have found a way to improve the speed and durability of smart glass by providing a better understanding of how the glass works at the nanoscale.

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