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Optical materials news, April 2017

New material offers simple way to detect chemical and radioactive contamination

The specific colors emitted when a chemical binds with a new crystalline material can be used to determine the identity of the chemical.

Chinese researchers believe they’ve gotten a step closer to producing all-weather photovoltaics by integrating phosphors into solar cells.

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Gold nanoparticles have helped to reveal how to improve the light-harvesting abilities of a silver nanocatalytic material.

The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver ever made could find use in touchscreens, optical computing and metamaterial superlenses.

Scientists have shown that films of carbon nanotubes can improve the long term stability of perovskite solar cells.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

By exposing the ceramic silicon nitride to high temperatures and pressures, scientists have managed to make it transparent.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

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