News tagged with optical elements

Bringing color to solar facades

Until now, designers of buildings have no choice but to use black or bluish-gray colored solar panels. With the help of thin-film technologies, researchers have now been able to turn solar cells into colorful creations.

dateJul 01, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Photonic gels are colorful sensors

(—Materials scientists at Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created very thin color-changing films that may serve as part of inexpensive sensors for food spoilage or security, ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Nanophysics
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