Optical materials news, May 2017

Extraordinary properties of the semiconductor strontium niobate could potentially lead to novel electronic devices and photocatalytic materials.

A new nano-scale thin film material not only boasts high conductivity but also has a wide bandgap, making it optically transparent.

Two new discoveries provide a way to ‘stencil’ 2D materials in precise locations and overcome a barrier to their use in next-generation electronics.

By incorporating photo-harvesting dye molecules into a cathode, scientists have gone some way to producing a light-charged battery.

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

A new screening process offers a quick and easy way to identify novel OLED materials with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties.

Mobile sensor that detects specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy.

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