For all its superb optical properties, fused silica glass is too brittle to withstand the computer-controlled machining processes used in today’s industries. Now, researchers at a German university have developed a nanocomposite material of mixed glass and polymer particles that can be shaped with polymer-molding techniques, then heat-treated to change into optical-grade glass (Adv. Mater., doi:10.1002/adma.201707100). […]

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Under the cover of darkness, a well-known brittle semiconductor turns out to be surprisingly flexible. Scientists at a Japanese university have investigated the previously unknown ability of zinc sulfide crystals to resist deformation under irradiation by light and to bend when the light goes out  (Science, doi:10.1126/science.aar6035). Illumination experiments Inorganic semiconductors play an important role in […]

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Position of Junior Research Fellow   Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow in the DST-SERB sponsored research project “Design and Development of Au/ Ag  doped polymer optical fibre laser with enhanced photo stability”  as per the details given below Position                       : Junior Research Fellow Emoluments               : Rs […]

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