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Optical materials news, April 2014

Graphene and carbon nanotubes combine to make spaser for future flexible electronics.

Polystyrene nanospheres have been shown to improve the conversion efficiency of silicon solar cells.

Scientists may be able to develop new techniques to eliminate charge stripes and help pave the way for room-temperature superconductivity.

Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources allow for transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers.

Researchers have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality that can manipulate light energy in the mid-infrared range.

An associate professor and her collaborators have developed an essential component of these new computers that would run on light.

Researchers found that the semiconductor indium nitride (InN)will emit green light if reduced to 1 nanometer-wide wires.

Researchers have discovered a new mechanism for using light to activate drug-delivering nanoparticles and other substances inside the body.

Take a look at the most popular news stories in materials science during March 2014.

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