A team of American researchers tested the possibilites of using Raman spectroscopy to assess collagen structure or collagen integrity in bone.
Smart artificial skin can be applied to the joints of fingers as a wearable tweezer to capture and release of droplets without energy supply or external appliance.
Solid-state organic amplifiers and lasers have evolved into attractive buildings blocks for on-chip integration. They offer low-cost and simple processing combined with high performance.
Amplified stimulated emission is reported using CdSe-seeded CdS nanotetrapod optical gain media.
Intracellular plasmonic imaging by exciting multi-mode resonances in split-ring resonators is reported in Advanced Optical Materials.
Researchers have developed a method to fabricate 3D network magneto photonic crystal with controllable properties from a butterfly wing
Glass ceramics are of great interest for the development of optical elements with meter-scale dimensions for high power laser facilities.
Advanced Optical Materials Issue 2 is live, with 12 papers from top research groups and covering all aspects of light–matter interactions.
Hierarchical electrohydrodynamic pattern formation enables the fabrication of multiscale 3D structured arrays as SERS-active platforms.
A novel metal deposition-based electrochromic device can realize three optical states in a single material—transparent, mirror and black.
New silica microsphere films mimic the striking color display of the Morpho butterfly, with the added advantage of material flexibility.
Padilla and co-workers give an excellent overview on metamaterial absorbers and discuss a selection of examples and related applications in this field.