Optical materials news, January 2023

Researchers have shown that shining a laser through a tube filled with a particular ionic liquid can downshift the laser’s energy and change its color.

Researchers have created a biopolymer sensor for detecting various pathogens and molecules that can be printed onto a wide range of materials.

A novel nano-coating can protect spacecraft and satellites from harsh solar radiation while also harvesting energy for future use.

Breakthrough in light-driven microelectronic devices

Researchers have shown that the electromagnetic wave jamming of the 2D material MXene can be dynamically contolled by aplying a small voltage.

Researchers have developed an integrated photonic circuit made of lithium niobate that can produce, tailor and control terahertz waves.

By adding plasmonic gold nanoparticles, researchers have greatly increased the efficiency of pyroelectric catalysis for hydrogen production.

Adding more charge-accepting ligands to the surface of semiconducting nanocrystals can produce interactions that reduce the rate of electron transfer.

By coating porous electrodes in a light-harvesting material, researchers have developed a device that can produce hydrogen fuel from humidity and sunlight.

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