Optical materials news, January 2016

Optoelectronic microprocessors that use light to move data

optoelectronic microprocessors using light to move information

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A novel type of transparent electrode for use in touchscreens comprises a grid of gold or silver ‘nanowalls’ on a glass surface.

Monolayers of hollow carbon spheres can make a novel, low-cost, ultra-lightweight antireflective coating for microwave radiation.

Modeling meta materials with a negative refractive index

Thin films of correlated metals such as strontium vanadate are both highly transparent and electrically conductive.

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