Optical materials news, February 2015

Adding about one per cent of nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists.

Announcing Engineering Advances

A new initiative involving Elsevier’s engineering journals, editors, authors and referees – titled Engineering Advances.

New type of superconducting transistor that can be switched reversibly between on and off positions using light irradiation.

Welcome to the Virtual Microscope, the integrated browser based slide viewer that provides access to high resolution whole slide images.

Materials Today lead the way to make it simple for authors to publicly share peer-reviewed, curated, formatted, indexed, citable raw research data.

We’re celebrating the International Year of Light with a video contest where we ask you to tell us what light means to you.

Using a medium to compress and shorten intense laser pulses.

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