Optical materials news, August 2021

Confining electrons in the one-dimensional sub-units of fibrous red phosphorous can cause this material to display strong photoluminescence.

Over the past 30 years, quantum dots have progressed from scientific curiosities to becoming critical components of various emerging technologies.

A novel quantum crystal comprising 150 beryllium ions can measure electric fields with record sensitivity, potentially allowing it to detect dark matter.

By fabricating nanoantennas on a semiconductor surface, researchers have developed an efficient way for converting light from one wavelength to another.

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Using thin-film metal oxides and perovskites, researchers have created fuel-producing artificial leaves that are light enough to float on water.

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Using quantum mechanical models, researchers have more accurately predicted how amorphous carbon conducts electricity and absorbs light.

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