Optical materials news, May 2021

By combining a protein-like molecule with a silicate-based nanocluster, researchers have created a new class of progammable 2D nanocrystals.

ivory substitute can be printed into complex three-dimensional structures using additive manufacturing

Innovative way to reduce the band gap in cheaper and non-toxic tin-based oxide semiconductors

New way to arrange 2D nanosheets into a 3D configuration to produce new materials

Inspired by chameleon skin, researchers have developed core-shell hydrogels that change color in response to the vapors released by spoiled fish.

A novel 'molecular glue' can keep a key interface inside perovskite solar cells from degrading, thereby improving their long-term reliability.

Researchers have made their transparent wood more sustainable by replacing fossil-based polymer fillers with versions made from orange peel.

Researchers have created a scalable technique for fabricating the smallest graphene nanoribbons yet, which could find use in telecommunications.

Cutting-edge computations have revealed that massive efficiency losses in hybrid perovskite solar cells are caused by missing hydrogen atoms.

By combining polymer gels and gold nanoparticles, researchers created a diverse array of oscillators that could move in unison with each other.

A novel material made up of layers of different oxides, termed a gradient ENZ material, can beam thermal radiation at specific angles.

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