Optical materials news, January 2019

New theory overturns old research on conducting polymer

Researchers have demonstrated that the conducting organic polymer PEDOT functions in a completely different manner than previously believed.

Gold nanoclusters promise treatment for Parkinson’s

clusters of gold nanoparticles promise a new way of treating the debilitating neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease

Sensing molecular logic

Scientists have probed the complex interactions between quantum particles such as excitons and polarons in halide organic-inorganic perovskites.

New generation holograms hard to counterfeit

Nanoparticles made from cellulose acetate are promising candidate for medical imaging applications

A new catalog details the sizes and shapes of the holes that would most likely be observed in 2D materials when a given number of atoms is removed.

light-emitting diodes based on perovskites that have surpassed a milestone in efficiency

Pristine graphene formed into geometric shapes such as narrow ribbons connected to wide-open regions can efficiently convert light into electricity.

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