Liquid interface allows multiple interactions for detection

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A liquid interface has the unique capability to provide a common meeting point for hydrophobic, hydrophilic and airborne species, allowing them all to interact.

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Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers

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Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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Hybrid graphene–giant nanocrystal quantum dot assemblies

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New work shows that new class of nanocrystals coupled to graphene causes bi-excitons to experience recombination and simultaneous emission of photon pairs.

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Forcing light into a log spiral

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Singaporean researchers have used logarithmic spirals to study light-matter interaction at the microscale, and discovered a previously unknown phenomenon.

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Advanced Optical Materials – September Issue Covers

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

Monitoring retina inflammation with Raman spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy of the retina coupled with multivariate analysis might become a promising tool to study retina diseases in vivo.

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SERS probes from silver microneedles get under the skin

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Scientists from NTU have suggested the use of metal-coated microneedles to improve below-skin Raman spectroscopy.

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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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