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Researchers have created a zinc oxide ‘metalens’ that can transform incoming long-wave UV light into a focused output of vacuum UV radiation.

Researchers have created a new qubit platform for quantum computing by trapping a single electron in a frozen neon gas.

Researchers have developed a 'throttle' for accelerating light-based hybrid particles known as polaritons to nearly the speed of light.

New glass-in-glass fabrication process

Researchers have created synthetic nanoclusters that can organize themselves all the way from the nanometer to the centimeter scale.

Spontaneous emergence of complex patterns in mixtures of biomolecules

colloidal photonic crystal ink enables printing of 2D and 3D colored structures using additive manufacturing techniques

Using novel nanocapsules, researchers have developed a 3D printing process that makes it possible to print an object within a volume of resin.

Researchers have discovered that laser light can trigger a type of magnetism in the superlattice formed by two nonmagnetic 2D materials.

A new low-temperature annealing method can produce an alloy of gold and silver that is able to reflect every color in the spectrum.

Researchers have developed a tunable graphene-based platform that can control the interaction between light and matter in the terahertz spectrum.

Using stacked layers of a novel semiconducting material, researchers have managed to produce a highly efficient deep-ultraviolet laser.

Researchers have discovered that built-in thermal ‘shock absorbers’ allow semiconducting perovskites to exhibit superfluorescence at room temperature.

By utilizing a honeycomb layer to capture sunlight, researchers have increased the levels of energy absorbed by wafer-thin photovoltaic panels by 25%.

A flexible display that utilizes stretchy light-emitting polymers is brighter than a cellphone and can be stretched up to twice its original length.

A novel ‘self-driving lab’ uses artificial intelligence and fluidic systems to advance understanding of semiconductor and metallic nanomaterials.

Researchers have shown how the photon-spin interface in a novel europium molecular crystal can be used to entangle nuclear spin qubits.

A novel approach for detecting non-uniformities in the optical properties of 2D materials could allow them to be used for sensing applications.

Researchers have discovered how to change the atomic structure of the thermoelectric material tin selenide with intense pulses of laser light.

Researchers have revealed the formation mechanism for cerium oxide mesocrystals, showing they don't form in the same way as other crystals.

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