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New Spectroscopy Method Could Lead to Better Optical Devices

March 5, 2013

in-plane oriented emitters A new spectroscopy method helps distinguish the orientations of light-emitters in layered nanomaterials and other thin films. The method could lead to better thin-film optical devices like LEDs and solar cells. Full Story

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