Optical materials news, January 2022

Researchers have developed a new method for producing low-symmetry colloidal crystals, including one with no known natural equivalent.

Researchers have developed a thin film containing a phase-change material that can switch between absorbing heat from the Sun and reflecting it.

Researchers have discovered that the junctures at the facet edges of 3D semiconductor particles have 2D electronic properties.

By taking advantage of novel materials, researchers have produced nanolasers that can be switched on and off with a magnetic field.

Researchers have developed a method for stabilizing a specific perovskite material in solar cells, without compromising its near-perfect performance.

Using a design known as a Z scheme, researchers have developed a new artificial photosynthesis device with remarkable stability and longevity.

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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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