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Optical materials news

Researchers have discovered that an alloy of manganese, ruthenium and gallium can act as a super-fast magnetic switch.

Researchers have replicated a famous painting by shining white light on a glass slide stippled with millions of titanium dioxide nanopillars.

Atoms in 2D tantalum disulfide arrange themselves into six-pointed stars that can be manipulated by light, thus altering the material's refractive index.

A material known as organic manganese halide can make an environmentally friendly, low-cost, flexible X-ray scintillator.

Researchers have demonstrated a new approach to slowing light significantly by trapping it in a resonator made of nanoscale silicon bars.

By combing organic molecules with silver electrodes, researchers have set a new efficiency record for color-neutral, transparent solar cells.

new form of lithography can produce extremely sharp bowtie nanoantennas for improved plasmonics

By utilizing zinc oxide fins, researchers have produced LEDs that can generate about 100 to 1000 times as much power as typical tiny LEDs.

Nanostructure surface displays improved anti-icing performance

Novel composites of nanocellulose and metal nanoparticles could prove of use for various optical, catalytic, electrical and biomedical applications.

Researchers have developed a new spray-on method for producing clear coatings made from tin oxide that can block heat and conduct electricity.

By formulating fluorescent dyes into a novel class of crystalline lattice, researchers have created the brightest ever fluorescent materials.

A newly developed sulfur-containing polymer film boasts a high refractive index while being fully transparent over the entire visible range.

new 'micro' approach to electronic waste recycling could create valuable renewable resources

We are excited to announce that Elsevier in collaboration with SPIE, titled Photonic Materials and Applications.

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