Optical materials news, March 2019

By exciting ‘frustrated’ crystalline materials with laser light, a team of researchers has managed to transform them into a stable ‘supercrystal’.

A new microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots reduces manufacturing costs and can be tuned on demand to any color.

A novel type of polymer can alter its thermal conductivity by switching between a crystalline state and a liquid state in response to light.

By combining graphene with nano-ribbons of gold, researchers have developed an ultrasensitive biosensor for detecting disease-causing proteins.

The twist angle between layers of 2D semiconductors provides a ‘tuning knob’ to turn them into an exotic quantum material.

Physicists have discovered that placing 2D semiconductors on top of each other and twisting them causes the emergence of novel hybrid properties.

By combining supercomputing with experimental methods, researchers have been able to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells

Scientists have used directed evolution to enhance the optical properties of complexes of DNA wrapped around carbon nanotubes.

Researchers have shown that excitons can be trapped in the moiré pattern created by twisting a pair of 2D semiconductors.

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