Tougher than tough: borate that expands under pressure

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Scientists in China discover an unusual material that can expand, instead of shrinking, against external pressure.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – July 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.

International Year of Light: Complex Photonic Structures

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This review gives an overview how light-trapping mechanisms based on nanophotonics principles can enhance light absorption in thin-film solar cells .

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Ambient-Air Operation of Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells

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Flexible LECs with an ambient-air performance on par with identical glass-encapsulated LEC reference devices have been realized.

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Advanced Optical Materials – July Issue Covers

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

Advanced Optical Materials – June Issue Covers

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

An Improved Catalyst For Producing Hydrogen Fuel From Sunlight and Water

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Prof. Jinlong Gong and his colleagues at Tianjin University are working on novel materials for photoelectrochemical water splitting.

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International Year of Light: Plasmonic Nanoparticles

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This month’s International Year of Light article reviews relevant advances and applications of plasmonic nanoparticles, from energy to health.

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Short, Ultrashort, Sub-Cycle Short – Towards sub-cycle optical waveforms

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Coherent synthesis of pulses generated by separate sources may pave the way to sub-cycle optical waveforms.

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Advanced Optical Materials Top 5 – June 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.