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Optical materials news

Researchers have used 2D materials to construct metalenses that are one-tenth to one-half the thickness of the wavelengths of light they focus.

Scientists have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light by self-assembling a mesh of polymer nanowires that conduct electricity.

Congratulations to Prof M Stanley Whittingham.

By incorporating a network of elastic additives, chemical engineers have increased the flexibility of a conventional organic photovoltaic material.

Using a phase-change material, engineers have developed a novel film for the windows in buildings that can reject 70% of the sun's incoming heat.

A new electron microscopy technique can reveal how nanomaterials change in response to illumination with different wavelengths of light.

A new metal-organic framework can simultaneously produce hydrogen and clean pollutants from water when irradiated with visible light.

Ultrafast X-ray laser pulses have revealed that the insulator-to-metal transition of vanadium dioxide is more complicated than originally thought.

A new machine learning algorithm predicted the properties of more than 100,000 compounds in order to find efficient phosphors for LED lighting.

Efficient spintronic interface improves quantum IT

Japanese art of paper cutting and folding kirigami transforms flat, two-dimensional cutouts in gold films into three-dimensional nanoscale structures

A polymer gel that incorporates chloroplasts from plants can react with carbon dioxide in the air to grow, strengthen and even repair itself.

Semiconductor made from organic and inorganic materials can convert electricity into light efficiently.

A novel light-based atomic force microscopy technique can measure how and where a material's physical properties change during 3D printing.

Using a supercomputer, scientists have managed to predict the electrical and optical properties of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.

simple method produces centimeter-sized single crystals of organolead halide perovskites

Researchers have combined experiment and theory to elucidate the electronic structure and optical behavior of novel gold and silver alloys.

A bio-inspired soft material can alter its properties by self-assembling into molecular superstructures and then disassembling on demand.

A flat lens made of silicon nanopillars with various cross-sectional shapes can focus a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot.

Halide perovskites can maintain their crystalline structure even while the atoms in their crystals undergo unusually large-scale vibrational motion.

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