OPTICS & PHOTONICS Stacks of alternating, nanometer-thin layers of mica-like mineral and polymer form a transparent film that’s thermally conductive in the one direction and insulating in another.
OPTICS & PHOTONICS In some animal species, striking, shifting coloration, created by light scattering from micro- and nanostructures, may serve to conceal rather than attract.
OPTICS & PHOTONICS Detector, built using colloidal quantum dots, could have applications in environmental sensing and gas analysis.
OPTICS & PHOTONICS Nondestructive laser-based technique employs mathematical modeling to calculate cement’s behavior as it sets, which could be a boon for the construction industry.
OPTICS & PHOTONICS Several techniques enable a semiconductor device that lases at 271.8 nm at room temperature, setting up potential applications in sensing and biomedicine.