Photovoltaic Nanotubes

Novel kind of nanotube could improve solar power and imaging technology

Hot Spots Increase Efficiency of Solar Desalination

Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation is able to convert more sunlight energy into heat

A Hybrid Consisting of Light and Matter

Stacked two-dimensional materials open up new possibilities in the world of nanophotonics

World’s First Ultrafast All-Optical Room Temperature Transistor

By making use of polaritons in semiconductor microcavities, all-optical transistor functionality was observed

Molecular Multi-Step Photoswitches

Following the entire sequence of structural transformations in a new class of molecular switches for the first time

Smallest Pixels Ever Created for Color-Changing Buildings

Nanopixels are compatible with roll-to-roll fabrication on flexible plastic films

Light from Exotic Particle States

A new type of light-emitting diode uses emission from the radiative decay of exciton complexes

Boosting Intensity of Nanowire LEDs

UV-LEDs with a special type of shell produce five times higher light intensity than comparable LEDs

Analyzing the Lasing Threshold of Nanolasers

Systematic study of the second-order coherence properties of metal-semiconductor nanolasers

Sensitive Optical Sensors for Air Pollution

Gold disk-shaped nanoparticles emit unusual amounts of ultraviolet light