Upconverting Nanoparticles and Polymers

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This overview article focuses on upconversion-luminescent nanoparticles/polymer nanohybrids and their new interesting applications.

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Shape Control of Metallic Nanoparticles: Gold Nanobipyramids

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Shape control allows the polydispersity of gold nanobipyramids to be reduced to zero in one of the most downloaded Advanced Optical Materials papers.

International Year of Light: Diketopyrrolopyrroles

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This month’s International Year of Light article reviews the synthesis, reactivity, and optical properties of a variety of diketopyrrolopyrroles dyes.

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Optical microangiography: watching the blood flow

Optical microangiography (OMAG), based on optical coherence tomography, can be used to visualize the microvasculature network under inflamed skin condition.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – April 2015

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The month’s top articles from the field of nanooptics, optoelectronics, optical devices, detectors & sensors, micro/nano resonators and more.

Enhanced Light Harvesting in Polymer Solar Cells

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Enhanced light harvesting for polymer solar cells via ladder-type polymer donors.

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Trapping and watching motile cells

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A new approach enables rapid characterization of living suspension cells in 4 dimensions while they are immobilized and manipulated within optical traps.

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Advanced Optical Materials – March Issue Covers

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

Exploiting Air to Shift Aluminium Nanoparticle Plasmons into the UV

Researchers from from China and Hong Kong have now developed an approach to shrinking Al nanoparticles.

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Flexible Bragg Reflectors for Optical Applications

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Spanish group creates materials that combine the intense structural colour achievable with inorganic materials with the mechanical properties of polymers.

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