Optical materials news, December 2020

Researchers have developed a perovskite crystal that can detect gamma rays and a method to produce it in large volumes.

Improved solar energy storage using a molecular machine

Single-walled carbon nanotubes can emit a delayed secondary fluorescence when triggered by a process involving dye molecules and oxygen.

A new tool that uses light to map out the electronic structures of 2D crystals could reveal the capabilities of emerging quantum materials.

By switching between two different nanomaterial sheets, engineers have produced a dual-mode heating and cooling device for buildings.

Researchers have used nanosheets to create an inorganic material that can be converted from a hard gel to soft matter by changing the temperature.

Researchers have developed an ultrafast way, based on plasma processing, to produce stable perovskite cells and assemble them into solar modules.

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A lightweight sunshield has been developed to protect the mirrors and instruments aboard the James Webb Space Telescope from solar radiation.