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Optical materials news, June 2018

Silicon stealth sheet can hide objects from prying infrared eyes

A new cloaking material made from silicon nanowires can absorb approximately 94% of the infrared light it encounters.

Researchers cut through tangle to synthesize ordered polymers

Using a novel two-step synthesis process, researchers have produced organic polymers with crystalline, two-dimensional structures.

Scientists have discovered that barium titanium sulfide interacts in different ways with infrared light coming from two different directions.

Researchers have used nano-discs made of 2D boron nitride to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces and create a nanoscale antenna.

Computer simulations have revealed that certain halide double perovskites could make effective photocatalysts for splitting water.

A new scanning tunneling microscopy technique can, for the first time, reveal the detailed molecular structure of conjugated polymers.

Platinum nanoparticles can lower the impedance of graphene electrodes while keeping them transparent for recording neuronal activity.

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

Using novel analytical techniques, scientists have been able to study the behavior of excitons trapped in quantum wells made of perovskite compounds.

By combining a fungal organic pigment with a transparent polymer, researchers have developed a novel semiconductor material.

Neural networks can predict the light-scattering properties of layered nanoparticles and design nanoparticles for a desired light-scattering behavior.

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