Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed soft devices containing algae that glow in the dark when experiencing mechanical stress, such as being squished, stretched, twisted or bent. The devices do not require any electronics to light up, making them an ideal choice for building soft robots that explore the deep sea and other dark environments, researchers said.
A novel light-manipulating technology has been developed by an international team, including Kyoto University, that can be applied to lasers, sensors, and nonlinear optics.
Chemists at the University of Münster have developed a novel and straightforward way to produce complex organic molecules. Mild reaction conditions, simple operation, scalability and the use of an inexpensive and commercially available photosensitizer make the method interesting for industrial applications.
Imagine stretching a piece of film to reveal a hidden message. Or checking an arm band's color to gauge muscle mass. Or sporting a swimsuit that changes hue as you do laps. Such chameleon-like, color-shifting materials could be on the horizon, thanks to a photographic technique that's been resurrected and repurposed by MIT engineers.
In a paper published today in Science Advances, researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a method using the polarisation of light to maximise information storage density and computing performance using nanowires.
In an article recently published in the journal Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, researchers discussed the Dohelert design (DOE)-based green synthesis optimization of graphene quantum dots (GQDs) for dye photodegradation application.
An article published in ACS Energy Letters provides an overview of the first-ever 2T perovskite/CIS TSC with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) approaching 25%.
Polaritons offer the best of two very different worlds. These hybrid particles combine light and molecules of organic material, making them ideal vessels for energy transfer in organic semiconductors.
In an article recently published in the journal Dyes and Pigments, researchers discussed the utility of photonic crystals (PC) to prepare carbon fiber substrates with structural hues.
According to KAUST research, a complete understanding of how electrical charges operate inside perovskites could help guide attempts to enhance the effectiveness of next-generation solar cells based on such materials.