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Plasmons predicted for borophene

Borophene could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons.

Researchers have created the material for a chemical heat 'battery' that can release its energy on demand.

The optical and photocatalytic properties of carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms in their structure.

Whispering gallery mode optical resonators for sensors.

Scientists have discovered that the shape and repetitive organization of the building blocks in a metamaterial determine how it interacts with light.

Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes that can absorb light at many frequencies have helped to reveal how leaf hoppers hide from predators.

Surface reflections from glass surfaces can be reduced to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them.

Researchers have developed a new technique for creating novel nanoporous materials with unique optical, magnetic, electronic and catalytic properties.

Lateral heterojunctions between 2D semiconducting monolayers produce more efficient solar cells than vertical stacks.

Researchers have found a way to reversibly change the atomic structure of a two-dimensional material by injecting electrons.

Prototype photodetector with double the efficiency of standard models.

Inspired by the octopus, engineers have developed polymer-based stretchable surfaces with programmable 3D texture morphing.

Bromine vacancies that trap passing excitons are the source of the strong photoluminescence in a little-studied perovskite.

Scientists have produced novel photocatalysts by coating aluminum nanoparticles with islands of various different metals.

Researchers have come up with a new hybrid nanomaterial that can harness solar energy to generate hydrogen from seawater.

Scientists have increased the length of time that organic materials can emit luminescence from minutes to over an hour.

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