Scientists At WPI Develop A Novel Semiconductor Nanocomposite Material That Moves In Response To Light
Scientists At WPI Develop A Novel Semiconductor Nanocomposite Material That Moves In Response To Light

A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used in a variety of applications, including microscopic actuators and grippers for surgical robots, light-powered micro-mirrors for optical telecommunications systems, and more efficient solar cells and photodetectors.

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