Optical materials news, August 2016

Windows made of transparent wood could offer more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency than glass.

Harvard University has licensed a new materials discovery platform to a company developing novel OLED display technologies.

Using a roll-to-roll processing method, researchers have produced polymer-based solar cells with a conversion efficiency of more than 9.5%.

Find out about the winners of the VUVX Student Prize.

Find out who won a prize for their poster at EMRS Spring meeting 2016.

Scientists have developed a new, simple method for fabricating transparent electronic circuitry using inexpensive and readily available materials.

New superlenses made from titanium dioxide nanoparticles can reveal surface features not previously visible through a light microscope.

John J. Jonas receives the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal.

Scientists have used metal-organic frameworks to develop a new kind of electrochromic material that can quickly change from clear to opaque.

Treating hybrid halide perovskite solar cells with a solution of methyl ammonium bromide can repair defects in the perovskite film.

Submit your abstract for the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials from the 6 to 10 March 2017.

Scientists have discovered the optimum amount of selenium to add to cadmium-telluride solar cells to enhance their efficiency.

conductive and transparent metal-coated nanofiber mats that are both could make flexible electronic devices easier to produce

Researchers have developed a novel metal-free metamaterial whose optical properties can be changed at the flick of a switch.

Scientists have engineered biodegradable silicon nanoparticles that when illuminated can make nerve cells fire and heart cells beat.

Scientists have discovered that nitrogen-doped graphene can greatly enhance the sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy.

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