Queen Mary researchers create first single-crystal organometallic perovskite optical fibers

Queen Mary researchers create first single-crystal organometallic perovskite optical fibers

Atomic-scale imaging reveals a facile route to crystal formation What do clouds, televisions, pharmaceuticals, and even the dirt under our feet have in common? They all have or use crystals in some way. Crystals are more than just fancy gemstones. Clouds form when water vapor condenses into ice crystals in the atmosphere. Liquid crystal displays are used in a variety of electronics, from televisions to instrument panels. Crystallization is an important step for drug discovery and purification. Crystals also make …