Optical materials news, February 2017

LEDs made from arrays of nanorods that can both emit and detect light could lead to interactive displays that charge themselves from ambient light.

A novel metamaterial film can cool objects by reflecting incoming solar energy while also allowing the surface to shed its own heat.

Hair of blue tarantulas shows how to produce structurally colored materials.

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By utilizing a novel nanoparticle-based design to tune surface plasmon resonance, engineers have created a thin, flexible, light-absorbing material.

Scientists have developed a simple and innovative technique for drawing or imprinting complex, nanometric patterns on hollow polymer fibers.

New synthesis mechanism transforms bulk metal alloys directly into nanowires.

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