Article - 2 Jun 2004
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have devised a way to use lasers to produce microscopic relief structures in polymers for use in optical components for laser applications. Posted May 2004
Article - 1 Jun 2006
Highly stable one- and two-dimensional polarization gratings, which can control both polarization state and propagation direction of the laser beam, have been presented for a practical use.
News - 24 Aug 2020
Azobenzene-containing plastic film is a peculiar material; its surface can change shape when exposed to light, making it a valuable component in modern technologies/devices like TV screens and solar...
News - 1 Mar 2019
A number of technological applications, like the fabrication of extremely small optoelectronic devices, are increasingly using materials that are hybrid constructions (incorporating organic and...
Article - 31 Aug 2018
Metal-organic frameworks, also known as MOFs, are based on coordination bonds, which are usually less stable when compared to covalently bonded materials.
News - 5 Apr 2019
Polymers are regularly used as thermal insulators for everything from keeping beverages hot to keeping sensitive electronics cool. In some cases, polymers can even be used as thermal conductors to...
News - 21 Aug 2017
New liquid-crystal photochromic polymers have been synthesized and studied by members of the Faculties of Chemistry and Fundamental Physical and Chemical Engineering at the Lomonosov Moscow State...
News - 14 May 2020
Insights into a flipping crystal could further research into the development of autonomous robots.
Hokkaido University scientists have fabricated a crystal that autonomously flips back and forth...
Article - 10 Oct 2013
A Labram HR 800 spectrometer in conjunction with an inverted microscope and a X,Y Piezoelectric stage was used to record Raman measurements.
News - 20 Dec 2017
A polymer chain organized like a string of Christmas lights could be key to future energy storage say materials chemists in America, who believe they have solved one of the major hurdles in the...