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October 28, 2020

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Promising Strategies for Durable Perovskite Solar Cells

Perovskite materials are increasingly popular as the active layer in solar cells, but internal forces in these materials cause distortions in their crystal structures, reducing symmetry and ...

Odds Are Good for Unique 2D Compound

Engineers make 2D materials for valleytronics, a platform for information processing and storage that relies on the manipulation of electrons' positions in energetic ...

Extreme Events in Quantum Cascade Lasers

Based on a quantum cascade laser (QCL) emitting mid-infrared light, the researchers developed a basic optical neuron system operating 10,000× faster than biological ...

Future VR Could Employ New Ultrahigh-Res Display

Repurposed solar panel research could be the foundation for a new ultrahigh-resolution microdisplay. The OLED display would feature brighter images with purer colors and more than 10,000 pixels per ...
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Finally, a Way to See Molecules 'Wobble'

Researchers have found a way to visualize those molecules in even greater detail, showing their position and orientation in 3D, and even how they wobble and oscillate. This could shed invaluable ...

Radiative Cooler That Cools Down Even Under Sunlight

Now that autumn is upon us, there is a large temperature gap between day and night. This is due to the temperature inversion caused by radiative cooling on the Earth's surface. Heat from the sun ...

A Trillion Turns of Light Nets Terahertz Polarized Bytes

Nanophotonics researchers have demonstrated a novel technique for modulating light at terahertz frequencies with plasmonic ...

High Pressure Is Key for Better Optical Fibers

Signal loss along optical communication networks could be cut in half if silica glass fibers are manufactured under high ...

Molecular Design Strategy Reveals Near Infrared-Absorbing Hydrocarbon

The lessons learned from a near infrared absorbing, bowl-shaped molecule made only from hydrogen and carbon atoms offers insights for future organic ...

'Classified Knots': Researchers Create Optical Framed Knots to Encode Information

Researchers have been able to create optical framed knots in the laboratory that could potentially be applied in modern technologies. Their work opens the door to new methods of distributing secret ...

Enzymatic DNA Synthesis Sees the Light

Researchers have applied photolithographic techniques from the computer chip industry to enzymatic DNA synthesis, and thus developed a new method to multiplex the superior DNA writing ability of ...

Slowing Light in an Optical Cavity With Mechanical Resonators and Mirrors

Scientists have demonstrated the theory behind how a cavity optomechanical system induces OMIT and reduces the speed of ...

Zeptoseconds: New World Record in Short Time Measurement

In the global race to measure ever shorter time spans, physicists have now measured a process that lies within the realm of zeptoseconds for the first time: the propagation of light within a ...

Ultrafast Camera Films 3-D Movies at 100 Billion Frames Per Second

New camera technology captures ultrafast video in three dimensions and may help solve some scientific ...

Artificial Cyanobacterial Biofilm Can Sustain Green Ethylene Production for Over a Month

Ethylene is one of the most important and widely used organic chemicals. A research group has designed a thin-layer artificial biofilm with embedded cyanobacterial cell factories which were ...

Researchers have proposed a novel method for finding dark matter, the cosmos' mystery material that has eluded detection for ...

What Laser Color Do You Like?

Researchers have developed a microchip technology that can convert invisible near-infrared laser light into any one of a panoply of visible laser colors, including red, orange, yellow and green. ...

An Innovative Method to Tune Lasers Toward Infrared Wavelengths

Researchers have discovered a cost-effective way to tune the spectrum of a laser to the infrared, a band of great interest for many laser ...

Cameras That Can Learn What They Are Viewing

Intelligent cameras could be one step closer thanks to researchers who have developed cameras that can learn and understand what they are ...

New Method Uses Noise to Make Spectrometers More Accurate

Optical spectrometers are instruments with a wide variety of uses. By measuring the intensity of light across different wavelengths, they can be used to image tissues or measure the chemical ...

Quantum Physics: Physicists Successfully Carry out Controlled Transport of Stored Light

Physicists have successfully transported light stored in a quantum memory over a distance of 1.2 millimeters. They have demonstrated that the controlled transport process and its dynamics has only ...

Ultrafast Fiber Laser Produces Record High Power

Researchers have developed an ultrafast fiber laser that delivers an average power more than ten times what is available from today's high-power lasers. The technology is poised to improve ...

Finding the Right Color to Control Magnets With Laser Pulses

Scientists have discovered a new way to manipulate magnets with laser light pulses shorter than a trillionth of a second. The international team of researchers also identified the light wavelength or ...

Revealing the Reason Behind Jet Formation at the Tip of Laser Optical Fiber

When an optical fiber is immersed in liquid, a high temperature, high speed jet is discharged. Researchers expect this to be applied to medical treatment in the future. Now, a research team has ...

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