Optical materials news, October 2015

A novel dielectric film has a similar refractive index to air but is strong enough to be incorporated into electronic and photonic devices.

Circular nanohoops containing both carbon and nitrogen atoms represent a new class of organic semiconductor.

improving the stability of quantum dots by chemically altering their surface in an environmentally benign way

Optical invisibility cloaks could increase the efficiency of solar cells by guiding sunlight around objects that cast a shadow on the cells.

Scientists have developed artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process.

Materials Today now invites researchers to propose projects that fit within the scope of the Grand Challenge.

Atomically thin sheets of hybrid perovskites represent the first 2D semiconductors made from ionic materials.

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Using thin-film metal oxides and perovskites, researchers have created fuel-producing artificial leaves that are light enough to float on water.

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Using quantum mechanical models, researchers have more accurately predicted how amorphous carbon conducts electricity and absorbs light.

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