Advanced Optical Materials

Designing a golden nanopill

Imagine a microscopic gold pill that could travel to a specific location in your body and deliver a drug just where it is needed. This is the promise of plasmonic nanovesicles.

dateNov 30, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Technique for making microdroplet lenses

Researchers are on the lookout for rapid, reliable and affordable switches for the opto-electronics of the future. An Empa team now presents a potential solution: dye droplets measuring just a few sub-micrometers in diameter.

dateAug 16, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Research comes through with flying colors

Like a chameleon changing colors to blend into the environment, Lawrence Livermore researchers have created a technique to change the color of assembled nanoparticles with an electrical stimulant.

dateApr 25, 2017 in Nanophysics
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