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Optical materials news, September 2015

A nanosheet-based photonic crystal that changes color in response to moisture could be used for 'contactless control'.

A novel transparent material improves the performance of solar cells by shunting away heat while still letting through visible light.

A new ultra-thin invisibility ‘skin’ cloak can conform to the shape of an object and conceal it from detection with visible light.

new light-sensitive, plant–human hybrid protein molecule could help memory

For the first time, researchers have imaged how light moves inside an exotic class of matter known as hyperbolic materials.

High-temperature 3D printing of transparent glass objects now possible.

A new 'electron camera' shows how individual atoms move to form wrinkles in a single layer of molecules.

A novel material is able to split water by using gold nanoparticles to produce hot electrons.

A new way to study nanoparticles one at a time has revealed that seemingly identical particles can have very different properties.

A newly developed polymer material can emit light of different colors in response to a wide variety of external conditions.

An innovative method for getting nanoparticles to self-assemble utilizes the medium in which the particles are suspended.

By finding a way to get metal-organic frameworks to melt, scientists have developed a novel type of glass.

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