Optical materials news, July 2016

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Photonic antennas produce more efficient catalysts

Scientists have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and high-efficiency metal catalysts.

A practical cloaking device made from a nanocomposite material allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves.

Scientists at NASA have developed a mirror made from carbon nanotubes embedded in an epoxy resin for use in a satellite telescope.

Scientists have developed a new method for determining how well artificial photosynthesis materials will weather harsh environments.

A new 2D layered perovskite has outstanding stability and more than triple the power conversion efficiency of previous versions.

5500-year-old pigment known as Egyptian blue could help modern-day forensics detect fingerprints more accurately

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Scientists have found a huge difference in energy conversion efficiency between different facets on individual perovskite crystal grains.

A new silicon-based nanomaterial can be used to stimulate individual nerve cells and manipulate the behavior of muscles and organs.

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