Optical materials news, December 2022

Nanoparticles add extra layer of security to anti-counterfeiting tags

metasurface that controls three different optical responses – phase, amplitude, and luminescence – is ideal for optical anti-counterfeiting tags

A new low-temperature process for fabricating bifacial thin-film CIGS solar cells can greatly improve their energy-conversion efficiency.

Researchers have discovered the first known de novo protein that can catalyze the synthesis of cadmium sulfide quantum dots.

Using a 2D material, researchers created a new type of energy-efficient active pixel sensor that can produce ultra-sharp cellphone photos.

Researchers have developed a scalable fabrication technique for producing ultrathin, lightweight solar cells that can be stuck onto any surface.

Engineers have created a soft robot capable of detecting when and where it is damaged – and then healing itself on the spot.

Researchers have synthesized ‘giant’ core-shell quantum dots with record-breaking emissive lifetimes.

An integrated electro-optic modulator based on thin-film lithium niobate can efficiently change the frequency and bandwidth of single photons.

Researchers have created a nanomaterial catalyst that needs only the power of light to convert ammonia into clean-burning hydrogen fuel.

Adding organic ammonium salts to the perovskite surface can help to regulate and reduce unwanted energy loss in perovskite solar cells.

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