A new twist for structural colour

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Reflecting 30% of the light that hits it, the Pollia condensata berry uses structural colour—no chemical pigments—to outshine even the morpho butterfly.

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Imaging unbalanced tendons with SHG

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Researchers have imaged the structural organization of tendon with second harmonic generation microscopy.

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Nanofiber sensor can detect and size a single nanoparticle

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Chinese group develop a novel nanofiber-array sensor and experimentally demonstrate its potential in the detection and sizing of single nanoparticles.

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Nanoparticle concentration measured acoustically

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Three-dimensional optoacoustic tomography enables quantitative measurements of nanoparticle concentrations to evaluate their biodistributions in animal models.

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Advanced Optical Materials – August Issue Covers

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Check out the articles highlighted on the covers of the latest issue of Advanced Optical Materials.

How smart is solid-state lighting?

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American researchers have reviewed the current status of solid-state lighting, relative to its potential to be ‘smart’ and ultra-efficient.

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Developing transparent solar concentrators

Yimu Zhao, a doctoral student in chemical engineering and materials science, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, run a test in Lunt’s lab. Lunt and his team have developed a new material that can be placed over windows and create solar energy. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of transparent solar concentrator.

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Better quantification of blood samples: more signal, less background

A team based in Germany develop a new method for simultaneous quantification of ZnPP and PPIX in unwashed blood samples.

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Electromagnetic absorbers: from narrow to broad

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Chinese scientists have given an overview on the principle of different types of narrowband EM absorbers.

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Cancer all-clear for nonlinear optical imaging

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Dutch researchers have estimated the risk of squamous cell cancer induction in skin following nonlinear optical imaging.

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