Optical materials news, January 2021

Squeezing a promising perovskite material in a diamond anvil cell produces a so-called 'black' phase that's stable enough for solar power applications.

By using gold nanobars to 'sculpt' light around catalytic palladium nanorods, researchers managed to endow them with new abilities.

Researchers have developed the first nanomaterial able to demonstrate 'photon avalanching', where one photon triggers the emission of many photons.

Researchers have developed a new method for predicting the specific colors of thin films made by combining any of 466 different carbon nanotubes.

The properties of elastic modulus and glass transition temperature can determine the best materials for creating stable organic solar cells.

Researchers have found that capsaicin, the compound that makes chilli peppers spicy, can enhance the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells.

Inspired by the color-changing skin of octopuses, engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that can change shape and color when exposed to light.

Using machine learning, researchers have been able to complete cumbersome materials science calculations more than 40,000 times faster than normal.

For the first time, scientists have observed the formation of fleeting distortions known as polarons in the atomic lattice of hybrid perovskites.

Cracks reveal thermal change in biomimetic composite

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