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Optical materials news

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.

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

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

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.

A boost of vitamin C can help small gold nanorods grow into long gold nanowires for use in sensing, diagnostic and imaging applications.

By integrating a microfluidic chamber with 3D laser lithography, scientists produced a system for printing tiny structures from different materials.

Scientists have trapped electrons in defects on sheets of hexagonal boron nitride and used their interaction with light to probe their quantum states.

Scientists have enhanced the catalytic activity of plasmonic nanoparticles by finding a way to encapsulate them in a metal-organic framework.

antimony-doped tin oxide nanoparticles improve environmental durability and heat retaining properties of transparent wood

Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that lead to improved performance when alkali metal is added to traditional perovskites.

new type of electric field effect can control light emission from perovskite devices

A new 3D printer uses carefully crafted patterns of light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in only a matter of minutes.

Researchers have developed a way to incorporate high-k dielectrics into assemblies of 2D materials known as heterostructures.

Researchers have demonstrated that the conducting organic polymer PEDOT functions in a completely different manner than previously believed.

clusters of gold nanoparticles promise a new way of treating the debilitating neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease

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