Optical materials news, November 2016

Scientists have used photonic technology to produce lightweight and ultra-resistant coatings in any desired color.

The discovery of a strong interaction between light and matter in semiconducting carbon nanotubes could lead to their use in electrically-pumped lasers.

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Researchers have identified new monolithic polymer films that can directly convert ultraviolet light into sustained motion.

By finding a way to sandwich two types of perovskite into a single photovoltaic cell, scientists have achieved a conversion efficiency of 21.7%.

Using a gold metasurface, scientists have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device.

Scientists have used a laser-heating technique to fabricate a new class of crystalline solid known as a rotating lattice single crystal.

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A monolayer of tungsten diselenide can emit a pair of photons at a time, making it useful for sending secure communications and acting as a novel laser.

The University at Buffalo's new Materials Data Engineering Laboratory will conduct materials modeling and simulations using visual data.

By capturing both high- and low-energy photons, a new perovskite tandem solar cell has achieved a power conversion efficiency of 20.3%.

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