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Enhancing wireless in vivo sensor readouts with ‘divergent exceptional points’

Radio-frequency wireless sensors are essential components of smart objects and internet-of-things components. However, these passive microsensors suffer from poor quality of data and sensitivity…

‘Messy’ production of perovskite material increases solar cell efficiency

Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material?s use in next-generation solar cells or LED lighting.

A cheaper way to scale up atomic layer deposition

Chemical engineers have developed a new method for atomic layer deposition, a technique commonly used in high-quality microelectronics. The new method can be used in materials with larger surfaces…

Biodegradable microresonator implants for medical applications

The goal of the electronics industry has always been to build durable devices with stable performance that last a very long time. ‘Transient electronics’, however, are designed with the exact…

Large scale integrated circuits produced in printing press

Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to print complete integrated circuits with more than 100 organic electrochemical transistors.

Better biosensor technology created for stem cells

Researchers have created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and other neurological disorders. The technology…

New photonic liquid crystals could lead to next-gen displays and advanced photonic applications

A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays , for example 3-D, augmented and…

Nanotechnology study points to new weapon in fight against lethal fungi

Researchers have gained insights into how nanoparticles could develop a biosensor to prevent deadly diseases contracted on medical equipment, such as catheters.

Self-assembled microspheres of silica to cool surfaces without energy consumption

Researchers have developed a new material able to cool another one by emitting infrared radiation. The results are expected to be used in devices where an increase in temperature has drastic effects…

Team uses golden ‘lollipop’ to observe elusive interference effect at the nanoscale

Researchers used a nanoscale electron probe to directly observe infrared plasmonic Fano antiresonances.

Strain-induced isomerisation of molecular chains

Scientists have demonstrated a strain-induced structural rearrangement of one-dimensional (1D) metal-organic molecular chains for potential use in fabricating functional nanostructures.

Machine learning analyses help unlock secrets of stable ‘supercrystal’

Beyond solids, liquids, gases, plasma, and other examples only accessible under extreme conditions, scientists are constantly searching for other states of matter. Although newly discovered states…

Nanoparticle swarms could deliver treatment to stroke patients

Swarms of liposomes which are 15,000  times smaller than a pinhead may be able to deliver vital drugs to the brain, offering new hope to patients in the early stages of a stroke.

Paving the way for inorganic perovskites’ use in high-performance electronic applications

New work provides insight into the control over phase and ordering during halide perovskite epitaxial growth and expands the selection of photoactive materials for growing epitaxial halide…

Harvesting energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells

Scientists designed and connected two different artificial cells to each other to produce molecules called ATP.

Flatland light

Researchers create rewritable optical components for 2D light waves.

On the way to ‘smart’ microrobots (w/video)

Researchers have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. First nanomagnets in the components of the microrobots are magnetically programmed and then the various movements are…

A game-changing test for Prion, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases is on the horizon

Novel synthetic molecules can be used to diagnose numerous devastating illnesses.

New MOF can take on toxic sulfur dioxide gas

An international team has developed a robust material that can selectively take in toxic sulfur dioxide gas at record concentrations and preserve it for use in chemical production.

Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient

Researchers are pushing the boundaries of the laws of physics, developing nanocomposite materials and nanoelectronic circuits to greatly improve energy, thermal and computing performance. This could…

World-leading microscopes take candid snapshots of atoms in their ‘neighborhoods’

Scientists use powerful 4D-STEM electron microscopy technique to map out the best atomic ‘hangouts’ in high-performance materials.

Perovskite solar cells get an upgrade

Through the strategic use of the element indium to replace some of the lead in perovskites, materials scientists say they’re better able to engineer the defects in cesium-lead-iodide solar cells that…

Researchers design ‘intelligent’ metamaterial to make MRIs affordable and accessible

The new metamaterial could revolutionize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), making the entire MRI process faster, safer, and more accessible to patients around the world.

Scientists discover breakthrough way to look at the surface of nanoparticles

New method to explore the surface of nanoparticles, unlike existing chemical procedures which have severe limitations.

Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery

Coating particles with ‘right-handed’ molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily.

Why is ice so slippery?

The answer lies in a film of water that is generated by friction, one that is far thinner than expected and much more viscous than usual water through its resemblance to the ‘snow cones’ of crushed…

Researchers reveal charge storage mechanisms of single-layer graphene in ionic liquid

Scientists found that a positively charged ion-species desorption and an ion re-organization dominate the double layer charging during positive and negative polarizations, respectively, leading to…

Ultrafast quantum motion in a nanoscale trap detected

Researchers have reported the detection of a picosecond electron motion in a silicon transistor. This study presents a new protocol for measuring ultrafast electronic dynamics in an effective time-…

2D antimony holds promise for post-silicon electronics

Researchers are searching for alternative materials to silicon with semiconducting properties that could form the basis for an alternative chip. 2D antimony could be that material.

Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale

Researchers have developed a method that could make reproducible manufacturing at the nanoscale possible. The team adapted a light-based technology employed widely in biology - known as optical traps…

Nanowire technology poised to lower cost and expand applications for transparent LED screens

For the first time, transparent conductive circuits made of silver nanowires used to make rigid and flexible transparent displays.

Nanoparticle drug delivery provides pain relief and more effective opioid alternative in animal study

An international team of researchers has used nanoparticles to deliver a drug - one that previously failed in clinical trials for pain - into specific compartments of nerve cells, dramatically…

Sensing magnetism in atomic resolution with just a scanning tunneling microscope

Researchers use single molecule on microscope tip as a sensor to detect magnetic moments with unprecedented spatial resolution.

‘Hot’ electrons in metallic nanostructures - non-thermal carriers or heating?

These two pictures, heating vs ‘hot electrons’, are typically presented as orthogonal, and theories either treat one or the other. In a recent work, these two pictures were merged into a single…

3D printing batteries - an overview

As an advanced fabrication technique, 3D printing has been increasingly utilized to fabricate complex 3D objects via digitally controlled deposition of phase change and reactive materials and…

Scientists spy unstable semiconductors

Scientists have, for the first time, spotted previously unseen ‘instabilities’ on the surface of a common compound semiconductor material.

A memory effect at single-atom level

An international research group has observed new quantum properties on an artificial giant atom. The quantum system under investigation apparently has a memory - a new finding that could be used to…

Transformative electronics systems to broaden wearable applications

Imagine a handheld electronic gadget that can soften and deform when attached to our skin. This will be the future of electronics we all dreamed of.

Dietary fiber effectively purifies carbon nanotubes

A new, cheaper method easily and effectively separates two types of carbon nanotubes. The process could be up-scaled for manufacturing purified batches of single-wall carbon nanotubes that can be…

New study describes conduction through proteins

Researchers investigate a recently discovered feat carried out by enzymes, and most likely, all proteins. Under proper conditions, they can act as superb conductors of electricity, permitting them to…

Promising discovery could lead to a better, cheaper perovskite solar cell

Researchers have gained tantalizing new insights into the properties of perovskites, one of the world’s most promising materials in the quest to produce a more efficient, robust and cheaper solar…

Nanocrystals help magnesium batteries go on-the-move

A study revealed a combination of nanometer-scale features that were key to improving the battery?s performance. In particular, they found it was important for extremely tiny crystals of Mg to form…

Syringe-injectable, self-expandable and ultraconformable magnetic nanosheets for smart drug delivery

The ultrathin films are able to be injected using minimally-invasive syringe needles and can be used as a platform to deliver molecular and cellular drugs.

Scientists tame Josephson vortices

Physicists have learned how to locally control Josephson vortices. The discovery can be used for quantum electronics superconducting devices and future quantum processors.

The rise of graphynes

Graphyne is a little known sibling of graphene. Simulations have shown that graphyne’s conduction electrons travel extremely fast - as they do in graphene - but in only one direction. That…

Sponge-like 2D material with interesting electrical conductivity and magnetic properties

Chemists have reported the synthesis of a novel type of 2D metal organic framework (MOF) with interesting electrical conductivity and magnetic properties. This new material may potentially contribute…

Visible light and nanoparticle catalysts produce desirable bioactive molecules

Simple photochemical method takes advantage of quantum mechanics.

A plethora of states in magic-angle graphene

Researchers use twisted bi-layer graphene to unveil a new zoo of previously unobserved states, from superconducting to insulating to a new range of magnetic and topological states.

Bundlemers (new polymer units) could transform industries

Scientists have created a new fundamental unit of polymers that could usher in a new era of materials discovery.

Nanotechnology breakthrough enables conversion of infrared light to energy

Researchers have developed technology to tap into infrared light for solar energy conversion and increase solar cell efficiency by 10 percent or more.

Detailed insights into the structure of nanocapsules used for drug delivery

Scientists want to understand in as much detail as possible how the container molecules and the active substances arrange and what properties result from this.

Tiny swimming donuts deliver the goods

Microscopic, 3D-printed, tori - donuts ­ - coated with nickel and platinum may bridge the gap between biological and synthetic swimmers, according to an international team of researchers.

A stretchable stopwatch lights up human skin

Researchers have developed a stretchable light-emitting device that operates at low voltages and is safe for human skin.

Microrobots clean up radioactive waste (w/video)

Researchers have developed tiny, self-propelled robots that remove radioactive uranium from simulated wastewater.

An electronic signal expands material by a factor of 100

Researchers have discovered a material that can both increase and reduce its volume when exposed to a weak electrical pulse. In a sponge, or filter, the researchers can control the size of particles…

Nanoelectronics simulations to identify optimal heat-evacuating properties

Team simulates nanoelectronics through data-centric lens, gaining a 140-fold speedup on the Summit supercomputer.

Researchers use light emitted from nanoparticles to intricately control biological processes

New nanoparticles can adjust the beating speed of heart cells by emitting different colours of light. Light from nanoparticle clusters was also able to activate anticancer drugs within cells.

An amazingly simple recipe for nanometer-sized corundum

Until now, the practical production of nanocorundum with a sufficiently high porosity has not been possible. The situation has changed radically with the presentation of a new method of nanocorundum…

How to move against the current? One answer is ‘tilt’-illating

Going upstream, and against a current, involves a front-first downward tilt and then moving along a surface, shows new research by a team of scientists, which created nanomotors to uncover this…

Topological nanoelectronics

Physicists have succeeded for the first time in constructing an essential element a fundamentally new generation of electronic components - a Quantum Point Contact.

Development of mass production equipment for thin magnetic ribbon, minimizing energy-loss

Energy-saving benefits expected in a wide variety of devices through substituting magnetic steel sheets.

Scientists synthesized light with new intrinsic chirality to tell mirror molecules apart

Researchers have shown how to generate and characterize an entirely new type of light, synthetic chiral light, which identifies molecules’ handedness exceptionally distinctly.

Materials scientists detail unexpected distortions in self-assembling polymers

Scientists report their characterization of a soft-matter double gyroid. What they briefly thought would be a perfect double gyroid, its curving arrangement of nodes and rods repeating ad infinitum,…

Small magnets reveal big secrets

An international research team has identified a microscopic process of electron spin dynamics in nanoparticles that could impact the design of applications in medicine, quantum computation, and…

Microscale rockets can travel through cellular landscapes

A new study shows how tiny robotic vessels powered by acoustic waves and an on-board bubble motor can be maneuvered through cellular landscapes using magnets.

How do you know it’s perfect graphene? The answer has been there all along

Scientists have discovered an indicator that reliably demonstrates a sample’s high quality, and it was one that was hiding in plain sight for decades.

New research finding gives valleytronics a boost

An international research team has revealed a new quantum process in valleytronics that can speed up the development of this fairly new technology.

Can solar technology kill cancer cells?

Scientists have revealed a new way to detect and attack cancer cells using technology traditionally reserved for solar power. The results showcases dramatic improvements in light-activated…

Micromotors push around single cells and particles

A new type of micromotor - powered by ultrasound and steered by magnets - can move around individual cells and microscopic particles in crowded environments without damaging them. The technology…

Super-strong magnetic supercrystals can assemble themselves

Materials scientists who work with nano-sized components have developed ways of working with their vanishingly small materials. But what if you could get your components to assemble themselves into…

Nano-size food additives affect nutrient uptake in worms

Nanoparticles from silicon dioxide are added to food products for example as anticaking agent. Recent research results from the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans show that within the intestinal…

Catalytic immunotherapy for cancer: nanoparticles act as artificial enzymes

Increasing anti-tumor immunity might now be made possible, thanks to copper telluride nanoparticles that mimic enzymes, especially under NIR-II light irradiation. This induces oxidative stress in…

Physicists take a step toward using insulating antiferromagnetic materials in future computers

Physicists observe reading and writing of digital information with antiferromagnetic materials.

Hydrogen boride nanosheets: A promising material for hydrogen carrier

Scientists report a promising hydrogen carrier in the form of hydrogen boride nanosheets. This two-dimensional material, which has only recently begun to be explored, could go on to be used as safe,…

Valleytronics in a monolayer semiconductor at room temperature

The basic idea of valleytronics is to pass information through two-dimensional (2D) and other very thin conducting materials using the energy valleys - or energy extrema - in their conduction and…

Living on the edge: How a 2D material got its shape

Scientists discover that nanoparticles’ ‘edge energy’ gets them in 2D shape for energy storage applications.

Building single-atom qubits under a microscope

Researchers made a breakthrough in controlling the quantum behavior of individual atoms, demonstrating a versatile new building block for quantum computation.

Plastic nanoparticles make larval zebrafish hyperactive

Researchers observed that a certain type of nanoparticles leads to stress reactions in the sugar balance, resulting in hyperactivity in the fish larvae.

Nanoscale deformation mechanics reveal mystery of nature’s toughest material

Nacre, the rainbow-sheened material that lines the insides of mussel and other mollusk shells, is known as nature’s toughest material. Now, a team of researchers has revealed precisely how it works,…

Scientists close to integrating silicon electronics and spintronics

Researchers have developed nanoheterostructures, which can be used as a source of spin-polarized electrons for the semiconductor silicon substrate.

Pre-programmed microfluidic systems offer new control capabilities

New breakthrough could lead to microfluidic devices that are more portable, scalable.

Flexible, transparent and cost-effective lasers

Researchers have produced novel transparent, all-polymer DBF lasers. The DBF lasers make use of the periodic wavelength-scale nanostructures to backscatter photons for constructive interference.

Rethinking the science of plastic recycling

New catalytic method with nanoparticles could mitigate global plastic pollution.

Excitons will shape the future of electronic devices

It’s a whole new way of thinking about electronics. Excitons - or quasiparticles formed when electrons absorb light - stand to revolutionize the building blocks of circuits. Scientists have been…

Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden skyscrapers

Researchers have captured the visible nanostructure of living wood for the first time using an advanced low-temperature scanning electron microscope.

‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to…

Magnetics with a twist: Scientists find new way to image spins

Researchers have put a new spin on measuring and controlling spins in nickel oxide, with an eye toward improving electronic devices? speed and memory capacity.

Biological material boosts perovskite solar cell performance

Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term ‘green technology’. Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin to perovskite solar cells…

Porous polymer coatings dynamically control light and heat

New inexpensive, scalable design takes advantage of the optical switchability of porous polymers; could be used for heating, cooling, and lighting buildings, as well as camouflage applications.

Unique properties of quantum material explained for first time

Scientists have determined characteristics of a new, iron-containing type of material that is thought to have future applications in nanotechnology and spintronics.

Fabricating nano- to macroscale hierarchical porous structures in a 3D printer

Hierarchical structures, spanning multiple length scales from nano- to macroscales, are very common in nature; but only in recent years have they been systematically studied in materials science,…

Neural network technique identifies mechanisms of ferroelectric switching

AI reveals domain-geometry-driven differences in ferroelectric switching, important for next-generation computing; approach could be applied to electron microscopy, agriculture, astronomy and other…

Kirigami inspires new method for wearable sensors

As wearable sensors become more prevalent, the need for a material resistant to damage from the stress and strains of the human body’s natural movement becomes ever more crucial. To that end,…

Fragmented magnetism

Spin-polarizing scanning tunneling microscopy allowed researchers to detect an elusive atomic-scale magnetic signal in a Mott insulator.

A cavity leads to a strong interaction between light and matter

Researchers have succeeded in creating an efficient quantum-mechanical light-matter interface using a microscopic cavity. Within this cavity, a single photon is emitted and absorbed up to 10 times by…

Schools of molecular ‘fish’ could improve display screens

Take a dive into what may be the world’s smallest coral reef. Scientists are using a type of material called liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of ‘fish’.

Silencing RNA nanotherapy shows promise against pancreatic cancer

A preclinical study finds that the novel nanoparticle delivers gene-level treatment to suppress KRAS-driven cancer without adverse effects.

Atomic images reveal unusually many neighbors for some oxygen atoms in graphene

Researchers have found unexpected new configurations of oxygen and nitrogen in graphene.

Environmental challenges and future perspectives of metal-oxide nanoparticles

The increase in production and applications of metal-oxide nanoparticles (MO-NPs) raises concerns for the environment as well as for human health. The terrestrial environment, especially soil, is…

Pinpointing biomolecules with nanometer accuracy

Scientists demonstrate a new approach in fluorescence microscopy that can be used to locate individual biomolecules in 3D space with nanometer-scale precision.

Transforming 2D Planes into 3D soft and flexible structures by engineering adhesion between thin-films

Researchers have developed a technology to produce 3D soft and flexible devices by blowing balloons made of polymeric thin films. Can be made in various 3D shapes… Expected to have diverse medical…

Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites

vening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. Scientists have…

Energy flow in the nano range

It is crucial for photovoltaics and other technical applications, how efficiently energy spreads in a small volume. With new methods, the path of energy in the nanometer range can now be followed…

Paving a way to achieve unexplored semiconductor nanostructures

Researchers grew branched GaAs nanowires with a nontoxic Bi element employing characteristic structural modifications correlated with metallic droplets, as well as crystalline defects and…

How perovskite in solar cells recrystallizes and why modified carbon nanotubes can help overcome the reproducibility problem by making use of this

Scientists conducted an in-depth study on how carbon nanotubes with oxygen-containing groups can be used to greatly enhance the performance of perovskite solar cells. The newly discovered self-…

Big improvements in thin-film solar cell efficiency now possible

Researchers have developed a theoretical method to improve the efficiency of thin-film solar cells by up to 33 percent. Flexible thin-film solar cells are needed to supply electrical power to fabrics…

Researcher invents an easy-to-use technique to measure the hydrophobicity of micro- and nanoparticle

Researchers have developed a method that allows for easy determination of the surface free energy of particles as a quantitative measure of particle hydrophobicity.

Double layer of graphene helps to control spin currents

In order to make transistors that operate using the spin of electrons, rather than their charge, it is necessary to find a way of switching spin currents on and off. Furthermore, the lifetime of the…

New testing finds synergistic combination leads to toxicity in nanomaterials

A new study finds reason for caution - a clear emergence of toxicity - in nanomaterial product formulations, but it also provides an early testing technique that could help the industry continue to…

Graphene nanobolometer - Physicists develop fast and sensitive mechanical tool to measure light

The graphene nanomechanical bolometer is the fastest and most sensitive in its class; It is poised to detect nearly every color of light at high speeds and obtain measurements at and far above…

A nanocapsule approach for tackling superbugs

Researchers have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients.

Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing

Scientists have demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing.

Crossing the great divide between model studies and applied reactors in catalysis

Controlled pulses of chemicals over a wide pressure range can link fundamental studies to practical performance, informing catalyst design.

Nanomesh drug delivery provides hope against global antibiotic resistance

The fight against antibiotic resistance takes a major step forward with scientists discovering a concept for fabricating nanomeshes as drug delivery system.

Quantum dots technology to revolutionize healthcare and sensing technology: see what’s invisible

Researchers have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots.

Scientists discover method to create and trap trions at room temperature

Scientists chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions – quasi-particles potentially useful in bioimaging, chemical sensing and quantum computing.

Study significantly advances alignment of single-wall carbon nanotubes along common axis

Researchers show, for the first time, the ability to globally align single-wall carbon nanotubes along a common axis.

Ultrafast particle interactions could help make quantum information devices feasible

Research presents the detection of energy transfer from excited electrons to the crystal lattice on the femtosecond timescale. Knowledge could contribute to the development of materials that prolong…

From ribbon to scroll: Gaining shape control by electrostatics

Controlling scroll-like cochleate structures could inform future drug-delivery strategies.

Interesting new nanotechnology books in October

Here are some interesting books on nanotechnology topics that just got published.

Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research

While many people love colorful photos of landscapes, flowers or rainbows, some biomedical researchers treasure vivid images on a much smaller scale - as tiny as one-thousandth the width of a human…

Metal-organic framework based technology instantly identifies airborne chemicals

The new prototype device is portable and suitable for rapid deployment by agencies to identify airborne hazards, such as from tiny gas molecules like sulphur dioxide. It can also identify larger…

Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals

A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains of…

Scientists pinpoint cause of harmful dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries

Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures – known as dendrites and whiskers – that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even…

Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection

Scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle.

Unique sticky particles formed by harnessing chaos

New research shows that unique materials with distinct properties akin to those of gecko feet can be created by harnessing liquid-driven chaos to produce soft polymer microparticles with hierarchical…

Protein-folded DNA nanostructures offer a new building material for biotechnology

By using proteins that naturally bind and arrange DNA inside cells, scientists has devised a plug-and-play strategy for building stable, custom-designed nanostructures.

Scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules

Breakthrough has applications in data storage, energy conversion, quantum computing.

The nano-guitar string that plays itself

Researchers have created a nano-electronic circuit which vibrates without any external force.

How to control friction in topological insulators

Physicists have begun investigating how topological insulators react to friction. Their experiment shows that the heat generated through friction is significantly lower than in conventional materials.

Super light dampers for low tones

A team of Empa acoustic researchers has built macroscopic crystal structures that use internal rotation to attenuate the propagation of waves. The method makes it possible to build very light and…

Surface smarts

Nanostructures, microreactors, and printable electronics inspire many new applications in functional surfaces.

Controlling the charge state of organic molecule quantum dots in a 2-D nanoarray

Molecular self-assembly on a metal results in high-density 2D organic (carbon-based) quantum dot array with electric-field-controllable charge state.

New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials

Modified multi-layered bismuth superconductor for higher critical temperatures.

New research integrates borophene and graphene into heterostructures

Engineers have created two-dimensional (2D) heterostructures from graphene and borophene, taking an important step toward creating intergrated circuits from these nanomaterials.

Nanoscale manipulation of light leads to exciting new advancement

Decreasing the density of nanoparticles in ordered arrays produces exceptional field enhancements.

‘Electroadhesive’ stamp picks up and puts down microscopic structures

New technique could enable assembly of circuit boards and displays with more minute components.

Funding for research into three-dimensional magnetic nanostructures

In the ‘3D MAGiC’ project, researchers will explore still largely unknown nanoscale 3D magnetic structures, which show particle-like properties and whose existence has so far only been predicted…

Shaping nanoparticles for improved quantum information technology

Researchers report the cause behind a key quantum property of donut-like nanoparticles called ‘semiconductor quantum rings’. This property may find application in quantum information storage,…

Liquid metals the secret ingredients to nanotechnology-enabled metallurgy

Chemical engineers shine a light on the mysterious world of liquid metals and their role as catalysts to speed up chemical processes using low amounts of energy.

Vibration in one direction only

For many applications, having materials that transmit vibrations in one direction, but not in the other, would be extremely useful. In nature, such materials do not exist, but a group of physicists…

Radiation detector with the lowest noise in the world boosts quantum work

The nanoscale radiation detector is a hundred times faster than its predecessors, and can function without interruption.

Physicists look to navigational ‘rhumb lines’ to study polymer’s unique spindle structure

A new study describes how spheres can be transformed into twisted spindles thanks to insights from 16th century navigational tools. Researchers show how polymers can contract into spiral structures,…

Water + air + electricity = hydrogen peroxide

The novel electrosynthesis process uses an oxidized carbon nanoparticle-based catalyst and could enable point-of-use production of pure hydrogen peroxide solutions, eliminating the need to transport…

Quantum state of single electrons controlled by ‘surfing’ on sound waves

Researchers have successfully used sound waves to control quantum information in a single electron, a significant step towards efficient, robust quantum computers made from semiconductors.

Nanostructures help to reduce the adhesion of bacteria

Scientists discovered that precise analysis of the topographical composition of nanostructured surfaces provides a direct means of deriving the adhesive forces that bind bacteria to the surface.

Watching energy transport through biomimetic nanotubes

Researchers have investigated a simple biomimetic light-harvesting system using advanced spectroscopy combined with a microfluidic platform. The double-walled nanotubes work very efficiently at low…

A graphene filter to purify methane from biogas

Scientists that developed a graphene filter to improve the quality of drinking water have discovered a new application for the very thin form of carbon - the ability for graphene to purify methane…

Electrochemistry to benefit photonics: nanotubes can control laser pulses

An international team of scientists has shown that the nonlinear optical response of carbon nanotubes can be controlled by electrochemical gating. This approach enables designing a device for…

The lifetime of an evaporating liquid nanodroplet

Liquids evaporating into vapour is a daily occurrence, and yet the time it takes a liquid droplet to completely evaporate has remained a mystery. Researchers have analyzed this process down to the…

Surprising size-confinement effect of magnetocaloric materials

Scientists found that size-confinement - going from macroscopic bulk samples towards nanoparticles - leads to drastic changes in the atomic structure of certain magnetocaloric materials: The…

Scientists simplify lithium-sulfur battery production

Scientists have developed a novel approach to prepare next-generation lithium-sulfur cathodes, which simplifies the typically time-consuming and complicated process for producing them. This…

Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought

First-of-its-kind study shows that non-antibacterial nanoparticles can cause resistance in bacteria.

Atomic-level imaging could offer roadmap to metals with new properties

A novel approach for metallurgists involves building an atomic resolution chemical map to help gain new insights into individual high-entropy alloys and help characterize their properties.

New production technique for high-performance polymer could make for better body armor

A team of researchers has found a new way to produce a polymer material called PBO, a product known commercially as Zylon that’s used in bulletproof vests and other high-performance fabrics.

Graphene substrate improves the conductivity of carbon nanotube network

Researchers have combined graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes into a transparent hybrid material with conductivity higher than either component exhibits separately.

Physicists couple key components of quantum technologies

Researchers develop an easy-to-produce interface between quantum emitters and nanophotonic networks.

How to quickly design a white LED?

Scientists introduce a radically new design principle that is based on an analytical model instead of a numerical approach. The model predicts a white LED’s color point for any combination of design…

Travelling light with the first environmentally friendly graphene smart-case

A prototype for a graphene-based smart suitcase made of 100% of recycled plastic has been developed.

How to make biocatalysts immortal with dendrimers

Oxygen threatens sustainable catalysts that use hydrogen to produce electricity in fuel cells. Researchers have developed a way to combat this.

Photocatalytic hydrogen production from water

Chemists have developed carbon-conjugated covalent organic frameworks for visible light-driven catalytic production of hydrogen gas from water.

The Periodic Table of Elements in the age of nanotechnology

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table, a unique tool, enabling scientist to predict the appearance and properties of matter on the Earth and in the the Universe. Different…

Location, Location, Location - How charge placement can control a self-assembled structure

Researchers have achieved precise and predictable control of molecular chains by positioning charges. Their method leads to particles with reproducible sizes.

New optical system can measure flowing liquids as small as 10 nanoliters per minute

Researchers have developed an optical system that accurately measures the flow of extraordinarily tiny amounts of liquids - as small as 10 billionths of a liter (nanoliters) per minute.

Cooling nanotube resonators with electrons

Scientists report on a technique that uses electron transport to cool a nanomechanical resonator near the quantum regime.

A promising route to scalable quantum photonics

Scientists have integrated single photon emitters in 2D layered materials with a silicon nitride photonic chip.

Creating a single phonon in ambient conditions

In a new experiment, physicists have shown that a single phonon can be excited and detected at room temperature and in the air, making the quantum behaviour of vibrating matter more tangible.

New ‘supercondensers’ store electric charge in textile materials

Researchers have developed new devices that store electric charge in textile materials, which could be used to, for example, charge our mobile phone.

A simple way to control swarming molecular machines

The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by applying simple mechanical stimuli such as extension and contraction. This method could lead to the development of…

Flexible, biocompatible nanocellulose sensors

Researchers have developed flexible, biocompatible nanocellulose sensors that can be attached to the skin. The 3D-printed analytic chips made of renewable raw materials will even be biodegradable in…

Hydrogel paint - hydrogel coatings off the shelf

As a coating, hydrogels bring many advantages to regular solid surfaces, uniting the superior properties of the substrate with the superior properties of the hydrogel. However, making hydrogel…

Modified quantum dots capture more energy from light and lose less to heat

Researchers discover a new approach for capturing energy from light-generated, ‘hot’ electrons, avoiding wasteful heat loss.

Electrode-fitted microscope points to better designed devices that make fuel from sunlight

Researchers find that smaller catalytic nanoparticles may be vital for many kinds of devices that convert solar energy into chemical fuels like hydrogen gas.

Bacteria trapped - and terminated - by graphene filter

Research team adapts laser-induced graphene to remove pathogens from the air.

Matryoshka-inspired hierarchically structured triboelectric nanogenerators for wave energy harvesting

Ocean wave energy is an abundant resource of clean energy. However, having been explored for decades, there is still lacking efficient and economical technologies to convert water wave energy into…

Microscope prints patterns at the nanoscale

Researchers have successfully used an atomic force microscope to electrochemically print at the nanoscale. This technique can print structures for a new generation of solar cells on chips.

Researchers develop unique material from marine bath sponge skeleton

Researchers have deciphered the structure of a marine sponge skeleton and developed a novel three-dimensional composite material for the modern materials industry.

Physicists unlock the mystery of thermionic emission in graphene

Researchers discover a new theory that paves the way for the design of better graphene electronics and energy converters.

Picoscience and a plethora of new materials

The revolutionary tech discoveries of the next few decades, the ones that will change daily life, may come from new materials so small they make nanomaterials look like lumpy behemoths.

First video of viruses assembling (w/video)

For the first time, researchers have captured images of the formation of individual viruses, offering a real-time view into the kinetics of viral assembly. The research provides new insights into how…

Molecular nanocarbons with mechanical bonds

As the first step of precise synthesis of nanocarbons with complex topology, researchers have proposed ‘topological molecular nanocarbons’.

New metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions

Scientists designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. Their designed optical element focuses light to discrete points in a 3D helical pattern.

Graphene transistor catches mycotoxins in food

Researchers have developed a method for direct, point-of-use detection of mycotoxins in food. The method is based on the modification of electrolyte operated graphene filed effect transistors that…

The fast dance of electron spins

Chemists investigate the interactions of metal complexes and light.

How to corrosion-proof thin atomic sheets

Ultrathin coating could protect 2D materials from corrosion, enabling their use in optics and electronics.

Universal latent anion donors for ultralow work function solution-processable electrodes

Scientists report the discovery of latent universal electron donors from common anions, like oxalate, which can potently transfer electrons to organic semiconductors, realising the dream to achieve…

Determining the activity of noble-metal-free catalyst nanoparticles

Chemists have developed a new method with which they can characterise individual noble-metal-free nanoparticle catalysts. The particles could be a cheap alternative to precious metal catalysts for…

3D printing technique accelerates nanoscale fabrication a thousandfold

Using a new time-based method to control light from an ultrafast laser, researchers have developed a nanoscale 3D printing technique that can fabricate tiny structures a thousand times faster than…

2D topological physics from shaking a 1D wire

The quantized Hall conductance of a single atomic wire: A proposal based on synthetic dimensions.

Printed electronics open way for electrified tattoos and personalized biosensors

The first demonstration of a fully print-in-place electronics technique is gentle enough to work on surfaces as delicate as human skin and paper.

Infrared-glowing nanoparticle gives researchers a view inside a living mouse’s brain

A new technique employs a bright infrared light that can pass through millimeters of tissue to illuminate tumors deep inside the body.

Liquid metal networks as an ideal platform for stretchable electronics

A novel and very promising design strategy for stretchable electronics is based on liquid metals; specifically the use of the oxide shell of liquid gallium alloys to fabricate polymerized liquid…

Inventing the world’s strongest silver

Team creates metal that breaks decades-old theoretical limit, promising new class of super-strong and conducting materials.

Finding the ‘magic angle’ in bilayer graphene to create a new superconductor

Study suggests potential role for graphene in moving electricity.

Scientists improve pancreatic cancer diagnosis with multifunctional platinum nanoreactor

Researchers have developed a multifunctional platinum nanoreactor geared towards point-of-care metabolic analysis that performs visual detection and mass spectrometry fingerprinting simultaneously.

Tunable optical chip paves way for new quantum devices

Researchers demonstrate first fully integrated silicon carbide optical switch that can be thermally tuned for different functions.

Nanoparticle delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful

Vaccines packaged in novel nanoparticles could offer a new way to fight cancer and infectious diseases.

Engineered protein crystals make cells magnetic

Researchers have engineered genetically encoded protein crystals that can generate magnetic forces many times stronger than those already reported.

Spying on topology: an ultra-fast optical way to extract critical information from quantum materials

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to tell apart topological materials from their regular counterparts within a millionth of a billionth of a second by probing it with ultra-fast…

Molecular memories are made of this

Advancing our understanding of polymer mechanics opens the way for biological principles to be used in future memory storage devices.

Scientists realize high-performance broadband graphene saturable absorber

Researchers propose a simple and accessible technology for photonic crystal manufacturing.

Shape affects performance of micropillars in heat transfer

New study shows how the shape of nanostructures impacts how well they retain water - and heat.

Product authentication at your fingertips with plasmonic films

Imagine, too, if fast, stable, and reversible color switching could be easily developed in solids, opening up promising applications in color displays, signage, sensors, and information encryption.

New liquid crystals allow the directed transmission of electricity

Organic power cable for electronic components.

Intriguing discovery provides new insights into photoelectric effect

The discovery that free electrons can move asymmetrically provides a deeper understanding of one of the basic processes in physics: the photoelectric effect.

Controlling 2-D magnetism with stacking order

Researchers discover why magnetism in certain materials is different in atomically thin layers and their bulk forms.

A metronome for quantum particles

A new measurement protocol makes it possible to measure the quantum phase of electrons - an important step for attosecond physics.

Quantum material goes where none have gone before

Alloy behaves strangely while traversing potential ‘spin liquid’ state.

Silicon technology boost with graphene and 2D materials

Researchers and collaborators report on the current state, challenges, opportunities of graphene and 2D material integration in silicon technology.

Curved nanochannels allow independent tuning of charge and spin currents

Scientists discovered that this new curved geometry makes it possible to independently tune charge and spin currents. \

Millions of parabolic nanoantennas for a high-precision sensor

Researchers have developed a multi-purpose sensor based on a specially designed gold film which surface contains millions of parabolic nanoantennas produced by femtosecond laser printing.

Borophene on silver grows freely into an atomic ‘skin’

By using a silver substrate and through careful manipulation of temperature and deposition rate, scientists have discovered they can grow elongated hexagon-shaped flakes of borophene.

Towards safer, more effective cancer radiation therapy using X-rays and nanoparticles

X-rays could be tuned to deliver a more effective punch that destroys cancer cells and not harm the body.

Novel nanogels hold promise for improved drug delivery to cancer patients

Engineers developed multifunctional nanoscale gels for more precise delivery of therapeutic cancer treatments. The nanogels can deliver drugs, target malignant cells (or biomarkers), degrade into…

Physicists score double hit in LED research

In two breakthroughs in the realm of photonics, researchers are reporting the successful demonstration of an LED based on half-light half-matter quasiparticles in atomically thin materials. This is…

Light in a new light

Researchers describe a noteworthy step forward in the quantum manipulation and control of light.

Physicists found weak spots in ceramic/graphene composites

Physicists found out the structures in nanomaterials made of ceramic and graphene plates, in which cracks appear most frequently.

Researchers unveil the dynamic nature of single fission

Chemists have unveiled the dynamic nature of single fission, a novel photophysical phenomenon that bears an unprecedented potential to drastically improve the solar cell efficiency.

New lattice designs defy conventional wisdom on metamaterials

Researchers have designed a new class of 3D-printed lattice structures that combine light weight and high stiffness, despite breaking a rule previously thought to be required to exhibit such…

New design of bioactive peptide nanofibers keeping both temperature reversibility and stiffness control

Researchers have developed a new method of molecular design to control both temperature reversibility and stiffness of nanofibers that are gel-forming peptides. The peptide nanofiber hydrogel can be…

Use of nanopores could lead to cleaner water

Scientists have reviewed recent Single Digit Nanopore experiments and identified critical gaps in understanding nanoscale hydrodynamics, molecular sieving, fluidic structure and thermodynamics.

Liquid crystals and chirality explored

In a newly funded research project, scientists are trying to create what amounts to a chiral dipole.

A laser, a crystal and molecular structures

Researchers have built a new tool to study molecules using a laser, a crystal and light detectors. This new technology will reveal nature’s smallest sculptures – the structures of molecules – with…

Discovery in gallium nitride a key enabler of energy efficient electronics

Gallium nitride, a semiconductor that revolutionized energy-efficient LED lighting, could also transform electronics and wireless communication, thanks to a recent discovery.

Converting carbon dioxide to valuable resources with the help of nanoparticles

Researchers have adopted the principle from enzymes that produce complex molecules in multi-step reactions. The team transferred this mechanism to metallic nanoparticles.

An artificial skin that can help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality

Scientists have developed a soft artificial skin that provides haptic feedback and – thanks to a sophisticated self-sensing mechanism – has the potential to instantaneously adapt to a wearer’s…

How to tie microscopic knots

Researchers discovered a new way to tie microscopic knots within a solution of liquid crystals. This type of material is found in a wide range of electronics from high-definition TVs to cellphone…

Shocking heat waves stabilize single atoms

Single atoms work great as catalysts, but they usually don’t stay single for long. Scientists use high-temperature shock waves to keep them in their place.

Scientists disentangle protein-nanoparticle interactions, suggest path to drug-sensing tool

Researchers report that bovine serum albumin (BSA), a standard-issue protein in nano-bio lab experimentation, is prone to pushing gold nanorods into right-handed chiral assemblies - while producing…

Compute at the speed of light

A new way to achieve integrated photonics could have applications in imaging, sensing and quantum information processing, such as on-chip transformation optics, mathematical operations and…

‘Safe-by-Design’ - On the road to safe nanomedicine

An international research consortium has developed guidelines that should enable the safe development of nanoparticles for medical use.

Study finds EU regulatory framework ready for the next generation of nanomaterials

A study commissioned by the EU nanomaterials observatory has found that the current EU regulatory framework for characterising and identifying ‘next generation’ nanomaterials is able to address the…

A lint roller for superclean graphene

Researchers demonstrate that the amorphous carbon contaminants on CVD-produced graphene, which could greatly degrade its properties, can be removed by an activated carbon-coated lint roller,…

Nanotechnology improves chemotherapy delivery

Scientists have invented a new way to monitor chemotherapy concentrations, which is more effective in keeping patients’ treatments within the crucial therapeutic window.

Researchers report a new way to produce curvy electronics

New method fills a need in emerging applications for electronic devices.

Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting

Design would enable thermophotovoltaic devices that convert waste heat to electricity.

Quantum sensing on a chip

Researchers integrate diamond-based sensing components onto a chip to enable low-cost, high-performance quantum hardware.

A stretchable and flexible buckypaper-based biofuel cell that runs on sweat

Researchers have developed a unique new flexible and stretchable device, worn against the skin and capable of producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds present in sweat.

Inspired by nacre, epoxy-graphene layered nanocomposites are tough and self-monitoring

To make epoxy-graphene nanocomposites, the graphene nanosheets are commonly mixed homogeneously with the epoxy matrix. However, one of the problems that bedevils these nanocomposites is the issue…

Bottom-up synthesis of crystalline 2D polymers: A dream finally comes true

The 2D polymers consist of only a few single atomic layers and, due to their very special properties, are a promising material for use in electronic components and systems of a new generation.

Engineered protein crystals make cells magnetic

Researchers have engineered genetically encoded protein crystals that can generate magnetic forces many times stronger than those already reported.

Scientists create sensors with traps for free radicals

Scientists have designed extremely sensitive sensors for free oxygen-containing radicals that are able to disrupt cell function. These sensors are an alternative to traditional analytical chemical…

Nanocatalyst makes heavy work of formic acid

Researchers report an inexpensive and scalable route to hydrogen isotope compounds.

Research could help flexible technology last longer, avoid critical failures

A new study uses the topography of human skin as a model not for preventing cracks but for directing them in the best way possible to avoid critical components and make repairs easy.

Quantum destabilization of a water sandwich

When a thin layer of water is squeezed between two hydrophobic surfaces, the laws of classical physics break down.

Iridium ‘loses its identity’ when interfaced with nickel

Study could lead to greater manipulation of quantum materials and deeper understanding of the quantum state for novel electronics.

Highly sensitive nanowire diode converts microwaves to electricity

The new technology is expected to play a role in harvesting energy from radio waves in the environment, in which electricity is generated from ambient radio waves, such as those emitted from mobile…

How molecular footballs burst in an X-ray laser beam

Study shows effect of X-ray flashes on sensitive biomolecules.

Researchers can now place single ions into solids

New technique enables implantation of individual ions into crystals with an accuracy of 35 nanometers.

Seeing sound: Scientists observe how acoustic interactions change materials at the atomic level

Scientists used X-rays to observe spatial changes in a silicon carbide crystal when using sound waves to strain buried defects inside it.

Converting absorbed photons into twice as many excitons: successful high-efficiency energy conversion with organic monolayer on gold nanocluster surface

Scientists have found that when light was exposed to the surface of a tetracene alkanethiol-modified gold nanocluster, which they developed themselves, twice as many excitons could be converted…

Researchers recreate living 3D displays (w/video)

Researchers are developing a smart skin inspired by the cephalopod which can be used in 3D displays, as interfaces for the visually impaired, and to help reduce drag on marine vehicles.

Wearable brain-machine interface could control a wheelchair, vehicle or computer

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer…

How to design efficient materials for OLED displays

A major problem is that in many organic semiconductors the flow of electricity is hampered by microscopic defects. Scientists have now investigated how organic semiconductors can be designed such…

Graphene is actually a 3D material as well as a 2D material

Researchers found that 2D graphene has many of the same mechanical properties as 3D graphite, which is a naturally occurring form of carbon made up from a very weak stack of many layers of graphene.

A new way to turn heat into electrical energy

The discovery could create more efficient energy generation from heat in things like car exhaust, interplanetary space probes and industrial processes.

‘Valley states’ in this 2D material could potentially be used for quantum computing

Physicists manipulate energy valleys in tungsten disulfide, with potential applications in quantum computing.

Tiny, biocompatible nanolaser could function inside living tissues

Nanolaser has potential to treat neurological disorders or sense disease biomarkers.

Researchers develop new framework for nanoantenna light absorption

Researchers have developed nanoantennas that pack the energy captured from light sources, such as LEDs, into particles with nanometer-scale diameters, making it possible to detect individual…

A process for making ductile glass

Numerous applications for special glass may include tougher smart phone screens and transparent structural materials.

New sensors could lead to earlier lymphoma diagnosis

Researchers have developed a new method of detecting multiple cytokines - the body’s messenger proteins - in very small volume samples, which could lead to earlier diagnosis of diseases such as…

New method for the measurement of nano-structured light fields

A team of physicists and chemists have jointly succeeded in developing a so-called nano-tomographic technique which is able to detect the typically invisible properties of nanostructured fields in…

Highly sensitive sensors to measure the heart and brain activity

Research team develops energy-efficient sensors for extremely low frequencies.

The best of two worlds: Magnetism and Weyl semimetals

Imagine a world in which electricity could flow through the grid without any losses or where all the data in the world could be stored in the cloud without the need for power stations. This seems…

PI’s Linear and Rotary Components power ambitious FLSM project

Flamingo Light Sheet Microscopes rely on Precision Motion Systems from PI.

Researchers find way to study proteins moving (relatively) slowly

Biophysical chemists found a way to measure the ways proteins move at slower speeds - hundreds of nanoseconds to microseconds. The discovery, a fundamental breakthrough, could open a new line of…

Nanogenerator-powered bandages could help reverse baldness

Reversing baldness could someday be as easy as wearing a hat, thanks to a noninvasive, low-cost hair-growth-stimulating technology developed by engineers.

Clarification of a new synthesis mechanism of semiconductor atomic sheet

Researchers succeeded in clarifying a new synthesis mechanism regarding transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD), which are semiconductor atomic sheets having thickness in atomic order. Because it is…

‘Nanochains’ could increase battery capacity, cut charging time

Engineers have created a net-like structure, called a ‘nanochain’, of antimony, a metalloid known to enhance lithium ion charge capacity in batteries.

2-D atoms do the twist

Atoms in a crystal vibrate when heated, creating collective excitations. This leads to the propagation of vibrational waves (phonons), which are similar to the ripples seen on the surface of water….

Metal-organic frameworks used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

Scientists have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells.

Nano bulb lights novel path

Engineers create tunable, nanoscale, incandescent light source.

Modeling a model nanoparticle

Researchers create first universal computer model for metal nanoparticle adsorption.

DNA origami takes flight in emerging field of nano machines

Nanoscale devices open new era in biomedical research and materials science.

Platinum-graphene atomically-thin fuel cell catalysts show superior stability over bulk platinum

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity.

Graphene - The perfect atomic-scale sieve

Graphene is perfectly selective to protons and blocks even smallest ions like chlorine, new research shows. This result will be important for the development of graphene-based membranes for…

Brain-computer interfaces without the mess

It sounds like science fiction: controlling electronic devices with brain waves. But researchers have developed a new type of electroencephalogram (EEG) electrode that can do just that, without the…

Microfluidic devices made of wood

Researchers have developed versatile microfluidic chips made of a renewable, biodegradable and inexpensive resource - wood.

Porcupinefish inspires sturdy superhydrophobic material

Scientists have made a durable and flexible super-water-repelling material inspired by spiky porcupinefish skin.

Time for perovskites

What should be a dream solar panel? Efficient, cheap to produce, durable, flexible and eco-friendly. All these we can get thanks to perovskites: new material offering energy conversion efficiency…

Scientists develop DNA microcapsules with built-in ion channels

Researchers report a way of constructing DNA-based microcapsules that hold great promise for the development of new functional materials and devices.

Tensile strength of carbon nanotubes depends on their chiral structures

Scientists directly measured the tensile strengths of individual structure-defined single-walled carbon nanotubes, revealing key insights into the relationship between their structure and strength.

Novel anti-cancer nanomedicine for efficient chemotherapy

Scientists have developed a new anti-cancer nanomedicine for targeted cancer chemotherapy. This new nano-tool provides a new approach to use cell-based nanomedicines for effcient cancer chemotherapy.

Scientists create fully electronic 2-D spin transistors

Physicists constructed a two-dimensional spin transistor, in which spin currents were generated by an electric current through graphene.

Diamonds are forever: New foundation for nanostructures

Researchers have fabricated a novel glass and synthetic diamond foundation that can be used to create miniscule micro- and nanostructures.

‘Death Star’ bacterial structures that inject proteins can be tapped to deliver drugs

Not all bacteria spread diseases, many are beneficial and this strain has nanoscale syringes that deliver proteins which cause metamorphosis in marine animals, and could be modified as a novel drug…

Chemists uncover a mechanism behind doping organic semiconductors

Previously, researchers reported on doping of organic semiconductors using Lewis acids to increase the conductance of some semiconducting polymers; however, no one knew why this increase happened…

Light and sound in silicon chips: The slower the better

New research combines sound and light waves in silicon chips to create a new type of signal processing.

Metal-organic frameworks used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

Scientists have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells.

Gold nanoantennas help detectors see more heat, less noise

Researchers have developed tiny, gold antennas to help cameras and sensors that ‘see’ heat deliver clearer pictures of thermal infrared radiation for everything from stars and galaxies to people,…

Researchers think small to make progress towards better fuel cells

A collaborative study describes how fuel cells, which use chemical energy to power cars and devices, can be developed using nanomaterials to be more cost-effective and efficient in the long term.

A combination of wood nanofibres and spider silk could rival plastic

The unique material outperforms most of today?s synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength and stiffness, combined with increased toughness.

Researchers resolve catch 22 in graphene based molecular devices

Researchers have found a way past a frustrating catch 22 issue of stability and reproducibility that meant that graphene based junctions were either mechanically stable or electrically stable but not…

Snaphots freezing a nanoswing : Accurate position measurement overcomes thermal fluctuations

Physicists have managed to cool a swinging nanosized string to near-zero temperature without using external refrigeration. In their experiment, the cooling is an intrinsic result of the ‘snapshot’…

Welcome indoors, solar cells

Scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the…

Advanced particle manipulation with colloidal nanotweezers

Reserchares demonstrate an advanced nanomanipulation technique that works on optical forces alone.

Eco-friendly method for the synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles

Researchers report a new method for the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles.

Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat

An international team of researchers has observed that local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material - where spins weren’t thought to…

New health monitors are flexible, transparent and graphene enabled

A new study reports on the development of low-power wearable devices enabled by graphene that can monitor multiple vital signs of humans, such as heart rate, respiration rate, blood pulse oxygenation…

Scientists create a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time

The material allows for incredibly sensitive detection of the direction molecules twist.

‘Soft tactile logic’ tech distributes decision-making throughout stretchable material

Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing - creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a…

Significant progress made in inverse photoconductance

Researchers have modified the photoconductance of nanoparticles of tungsten oxide in a controlled manner.This research has potential applications in photonics and optomechanics,

New carbon nanotube material is the blackest black to date

The new coating is 10 times darker than other very black materials.

New topological insulator reroutes photonic ‘traffic’ on the fly

Dynamic data routing could make for faster photonic chips that use their entire footprint.

Gem-like nanoparticles of precious metals shine as catalysts

Heated particles shift shape and become highly active catalytically.

Scientists learn how to custom design graphene origami

The ancient and delicate art of origami has reached the atomic scale, with researchers now able to precisely fold graphene into custom shapes.

Semiconducting material more affected by defects than previously thought

Research opens up new possibilities for improving performance of halide perovskite.

Spin devices get a paint job

Simple copper becomes an effective spintronic component thanks to molecular film.

Polymer ‘music’ for molecular ‘ears’

Scientists present a new intelligent sensor material based on the ‘Chiral Conflict’, an effect barely described so far in polymer chemistry.

New metamaterial morphs into new shapes, taking on new properties

A newly developed type of architected metamaterial has the ability to change shape in a tunable fashion.

MXene-coated yarns as platform technology for e-textiles

MXenes’ inherently good conductivity and excellent volumetric capacitance makes them a very attractive material for fabricating textile-based, wearable electronics (e-textiles) that can be worn…

Little heaps of silver, all wrapped up

Determination of the crystal structure of a DNA-stabilized silver nanocluster.

Discovery challenges accepted rule of organic solar cell design

Scientists have discovered that the electrodes in organic solar cells actually only need about 1% of their surface area to be electrically conductive to be fully effective.

Conductivity at the edges of graphene bilayers

For nanoribbons of bilayer graphene, whose edge atoms are arranged in zigzag patterns, the bands of electron energies which are allowed and forbidden are significantly different to those found in…

A chameleon-inspired smart skin changes color in the sun

Scientists have taken a page from the chameleon’s playbook to develop a flexible smart skin that changes its color in response to heat and sunlight.

Time-saving simulation of peeling graphene sheets

Researchers have developed a time-saving potential model to simulate the adhesive characteristics during the peeling process of armchair-type graphene sheets from frictionless graphite substrate…

Graphene sets the stage for the next generation of THz astronomy detectors

Researchers have demonstrated a detector made from graphene that could revolutionize the sensors used in next-generation space telescopes.

Solving the longstanding mystery of how friction leads to static electricity

Tiny deformations in the rubbed materials’ surfaces give rise to voltages.

Optical vacuum cleaner can manipulate nanoparticles

Due to its optical properties, the ‘optical vacuum cleaner’ can trap nanoparticles from the environment.

Nanotechnology could be good for your heart

Among the various therapeutic advances, regenerative medicine and nanotechnologies have demonstrated a considerable capacity to salvage or regenerate damaged heart tissue in animal models. The…

New method for material research gets hundred times stronger

Researchers have increased the sensitivity of an emerging spectroscopic method with promising applications for materials studies.

Stretchy plastic electrolytes could enable new lithium-ion battery design

Researchers have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid…

Objects can now change colors like a chameleon

Reprogrammable ink that lets objects change colors using light.

Getting a look under the hood of topological insulators

Because of topological insulators’ unique electronic properties and their potential use in spintronic devices and even conceivably as transistors for quantum computers, scientists are interested in…

Palladium nanosheets aid cancer therapy quest

Researchers have found a way to dispatch minute fragments of palladium - a key component in motor manufacture, electronics and the oil industry - inside cancerous cells.

Nanocapsules packed with gene-editing tools offer alternative to viral delivery of gene therapy

Scientists describe packing a gene-editing payload into a tiny, customizable, synthetic nanocapsule.

Nanowires replace Newton’s famous glass prism

Scientists have designed an ultra-miniaturised device that could image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible from within a smartphone camera.

Hard as a diamond? Scientists predict new forms of superhard carbon

A study identifies dozens of new carbon structures that are expected to be superhard, including some that may be about as hard as diamonds.

Metal-organic framework nanoribbons

Researchers report the preparation of ultrathin MOF nanoribbons by using metal hydroxide nanostructures as the precursors.

All of YouTube in a single teaspoon: Storing information in DNA

Researchers have demonstrated a significant improvement in the efficiency of the process needed to store digital information in DNA.

The controlled delivery of chemotherapeutics to fight cancer stem cells

Researchers are investigating the efficiency of gold nanoclusters as drug carriers against cancer cells.

Synthesis of molecule with high magnetic spin

Chemists have synthesised and characterised ?-extended triangulene molecules with ferromagnetically coupled edge states for molecular spintronic devices.

Discovery of periodic tables for molecules

Scientists develop tables similar to the periodic table of elements but for molecules. Their approach could be used for predicting novel stable substances and creating useful materials.

Selenium anchors could improve durability of platinum fuel cell catalysts

A new platinum-based catalytic system that is far more durable than traditional commercial systems and has a potentially longer lifespan. The new system could, over the long term, reduce the cost of…

Measuring changes in magnetic order to find ways to transcend conventional electronics

Researchers have developed an approach for precisely measuring changes in the magnetic order of antiferromagnetic materials in real time. Further understanding of these materials could enable…

Nanoparticles in lithium-sulphur batteries detected with neutron experiment

Researchers have for the first time precisely analysed how nanoparticles of lithium sulphide and sulphur precipitate onto battery electrodes during the course of the charging cycle. The results can…

Creating new opportunities from nanomaterials

Scientists are pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance.

Scientists explore using nanoparticles to reduce size of deep-seated tumors

Researchers investigated the use of X-rays and copper-cysteamine (Cu-Cy) nanoparticles to treat deep-seated tumors, resulting in statistically significant reduction in tumor size.

Researchers show atoms can receive common communications signals

This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers, among other possible advantages.

Using nature to produce a revolutionary optical material

Nanocomposite protects against intense light, holds promise for expanding high-speed optical networking capacity.

The future of mind control

Scientists are blurring the distinction between brain and machine, designing nanoelectronics that look, move, and feel like real neurons. Camouflaged in the brain, this technology could offer a…

Scientists develop optical ruler that can measure down to the nanoscale

Their achievement was accomplished using a 100-nanometre thick gold film with over 10,000  tiny slits cut into it to diffract laser light and to exploit an optical phenomenon known as superoscillation.

Seeking moments of disorder

Scientists discover a new, long-hypothesized material state with a signature of quantum disordered liquid-like magnetic moments.

Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures

New research demonstrates a new algorithm that ‘learns’ to predict binding sites of molecules at the metal-molecule interface of hybrid nanoparticles by using already published experimental…

Studying heart cells with nanovolcanoes

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking method for studying the electrical signals of cardiac muscle cells. The technology has numerous potential applications in basic and applied research - such…

A novel recipe for efficiently removing intrinsic defects from hard crystals

Researchers obtained an ordered phase of boron by adding hydrogen (hydrogenation) at high temperatures and through dehydrogenation by low-temperature annealing.

New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips

The technique uses metal-organic frameworks, a new type of materials consisting of structured nanopores. In the long term, this method can be used for the development of even smaller and more…

Coating nuclear materials with atomic layer deposition

Scientists have discovered a new way to coat nuclear materials that supports efforts to minimize use of high-enriched uranium.

Secret messages hidden in light-sensitive polymers

Scientists have shown how valuable light-sensitive macromolecules are: when exposed to the right wavelength of light, they can be transformed so as to change, erase or decode the molecular message…

‘Resonance’ Raman spectroscopy with 1-nm resolution

Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy resolved ‘resonance’ Raman scattering with 1-nm resolution in ultrathin zinc oxide films epitaxially grown on a single-crystal silver surface.

Affordable multiferroic material

Researchers have developed a novel liquid process for fabrication of an affordable multiferroic nanocomposite film. The multiferroic material obtained by the novel process possesses strong…

Study reveals ‘radical’ wrinkle in forming complex carbon molecules in space

A team of scientists has discovered a new possible pathway toward forming carbon structures in space using a specialized chemical exploration technique.

At the edge of chaos, powerful new electronics could be created

Study shows how ferroic materials could be used to create adaptable neuromorphic electronics.

Graphene layer enables advance in super-resolution microscopy

Researchers developed a new method that uses the unusual properties of graphene to interact with fluorescing molecules. This method allows scientists to optically measure extremely small distances,…

Graphene-based accelerometer points to new era in wearables, gaming

In what could be a breakthrough for body sensor and navigation technologies, researchers have developed the smallest accelerometer yet reported, using the highly conductive nanomaterial, graphene.

Reactor turns greenhouse gas into pure liquid fuel

An electrocatalysis reactor recycles carbon dioxide to produce pure liquid fuel solutions using electricity. The scientists behind the invention hope it will become an efficient and profitable way to…

Colour-change urine test for cancer shows potential in mouse study

A simple and sensitive urine test has produced a colour change in urine to signal growing tumours in mice.

Atomically thin minerals show promise as proton conducting membranes for green technologies

Researchers discovered that atomically thin micas - the name given to a type of common mineral found in soil - are excellent proton conductors. This surprising result is important for the use of 2D…

Single atoms as catalysts

Incorporating individual metal atoms into a surface in the right way allows their chemical behavior to be adapted. This makes new, better catalysts possible.

Direct microscopy imaging reveals details in DNA origami nanostructures

Scientists are now able to see greater details of DNA origami nanostructures, which will lead to a greater understanding and control of their assembly for future applications.

Left or right? Novel algorithm takes chirality determination to the next level

Chemists have significantly improved the experimental determination of the chirality or ‘handedness’ of molecules using vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectroscopy.

Particles moving faster in a crowd

Cell particles move more quickly through a crowded cellular environment when the crowding molecules are non-uniformly distributed.

Ultrathin 3-D-printed films convert energy of one form into another

Low-cost piezoelectric films produce voltage when under strain, could be used for flexible electronic components and more.

A new technique for making exciting metal oxide frameworks

Researchers have developed new materials that can absorb and release small molecules, and it can be controlled by shining light on it.

A new model of heat transfer in crystals

Scientists suggested a model describe the distribution of heat in ultrapure crystals at the atomic level.

Nanodiamonds as platform for therapy and diagnosis of brain diseases

Scientists have investigated the suitability of a system based on nanodiamonds as diagnostic and therapeutic method for brain diseases.

Simple synthesis of seeds for standardised carbon nanotubes

Researchers have developed a method for assembling these complex molecules from a small number of segments.

Spin-to-electric charge conversion at an interface enables detection of spiraling light

The interface between a metal and an oxide creates the right conditions for optically controlling electrons.

Topological superconductivity studied in thin films

A composite material reveals the relationship between superconductivity and exotic electronic states that could be useful in quantum computers.

Smarter experiments for faster materials discovery

Scientists created a new AI algorithm for making measurement decisions; autonomous approach could revolutionize scientific experiments.

Researchers demonstrate first all-metamaterial optical gas sensor

Researchers developed the first fully-integrated, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensor enabled by specially engineered synthetic materials known as metamaterials. The sensor has no moving parts…

Nanostructured material with potential for use in catalyzers

Researchers developed a titanium oxide nanofiber sheet through electrospinning and atomic layer deposition.

Directional plasmon excitation at molecular scales

Scientists have developed a method for directional excitation of plasmons at molecular length scale with electrically driven sources.

Atomically packed boundaries resist cracking

Researchers used high energy X-rays to image the crack and also the grains inside a material in terms of size, shape, and position. Importantly, the new advances also determine the crystallographic…

Theory reveals the nature of crystals defects (of silicon carbide)

Imperfections of crystal structure, especially edge dislocations of an elongated nature, deeply modify basic properties of the entire material and, in consequence, drastically limit its applications…

Engineers build advanced microprocessor out of carbon nanotubes

New approach harnesses the same fabrication processes used for silicon chips, offers key advance toward next-generation computers.

Nanostructured beetle scales hold secret to creating sustainable paint from recycled plastic

The structure of ultra-white beetle scales could hold the key to making bright-white sustainable paint using recycled plastic waste, scientists have discovered.

Advances in carbon nanotechnology first steps in dramatic climate change mitigation

A new study provides a several hundred-fold advance in stopping the release of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. This ground-breaking advance utilizes CO2 in producing carbon nanotubes which when,…

Nanoparticles ‘click’ immune cells to make a deeper penetration into tumors

Scientists reported a novel targeting strategy that allows deep tumor penetration of drug-loaded nanoparticles. They induced the linking of immune cell-targeting antibodies to drug-loaded…

Nanotechnology and the concept of friction

The precise mechanisms underlying friction at the nanoscale are still not completely understood. While gears, bearings, and liquid lubricants can reduce friction in the macroscopic world, the…

End-run spreads lithium throughout battery electrodes

Scientists used chemical valence sensitive X-ray microscopy to measure the movement of lithium and the rate of phase separation in thousands of battery nanoparticles, in place and under operation,…

Artificial synapse mimics human memory

Known as a second-order memristor, the new device is based on hafnium oxide and offers prospects for designing analog neurocomputers imitating the way a biological brain learns.

New type of glass heals itself

With the development of self-healing glass, cracks in smartphone screens, scratches on eyeglasses and chips in car windshields may soon be a thing of the past.

Energy-efficient power electronics - gallium oxide power transistors with record values

Researchers have acjieved a breakthrough with transistors based on gallium oxide. The newly developed gallium oxide MOSFETs provide a high breakdown voltage combined with high current conductivity.

Nanofiber webs remove toxic dye pollutants from wastewater

Using specially created nanofiber webs allows sunlight to decay the dyes safely, inexpensively and easily.

Gold nanoparticles shown to be safe and effective treatment for prostate cancer

Bio-compatible gold nanoparticles designed to convert near-infrared light to heat have been shown to safely and effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade tumors within the prostate.

Scientists discover ‘electron equivalents’ in colloidal systems

Scientists tethered smaller particles in colloidal crystals to larger ones using DNA, allowing them to determine how the smaller particles filled in the regions surrounding the larger ones.

Carbon nanotube breathalyzer can detect marijuana

Researchers developed a breathalyzer device that can measure the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in marijuana, in the user’s breath.

Enhancing materials for hi-res patterning to advance microelectronics

Researchers have created ‘hybrid’ organic-inorganic materials for transferring ultrasmall, high-aspect-ratio features into silicon for next-generation electronic devices.

Laser printing graphene tech produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes

The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed and made in minutes. That’s the future imagined by the researchers behind new e-textile technology.

Nanoparticles could someday give humans built-in night vision

Sscientists have used nanoparticles to confer a movie-like superpower on ordinary mice: the ability to see near-infrared light. They report progress in making versions of these nanoparticles that…

Biological risk potential of graphene quantum dots studied

Researchers examined whether these particles are potentially dangerous for the organism and how cells cope with them once they have been incorporated.

Researchers discover unusual quasiparticle in common 2D material

Scientists discovered a new quasiparticle named ‘polaronic trion’ in 2D material molybdenum disulphide. It could be used to design an optical modulator for visible light that is controlled by both…

Graphene shield shows promise in blocking mosquito bites

Project shows graphene could provide alternative to chemicals in insect repellant and protective clothing.

Sticker makes nanoscale light manipulation easier to manufacture

Researchers integrated light manipulation devices called 3D plasmonic nanoarrays onto peelable films that can stick to any surface. They tested the sticker-nanoarray?s capabilities on the lenses of…

Excited atoms rush independently to new positions

How atoms react to a sudden burst of light shows scientists how the larger material might act in sensors, data storage devices, and more. Knowing the disordered path of atoms as they shift into a new…

Speeding up the hydrogen production by the magic topological surface states

Topology may be the key to unlocking the barrier in the search for ideal catalysts for hydrogen production.

A 2 nm sized nanomachine able to spin and transfer its rotational energy

Researchers have developed a new nanosized propeller which can act as gears. This propeller, when bound to a gold surface, can be activated through thermal, electrical or mechanical energy to spin…

Much needed analysis reveals insights into high quality fabrication of nanocomposites

Scientists provide much needed analysis and review of the emerging research on particle reinforced metal matrix nanocomposites with selective laser melting, charting out possibilities for engineering…

Physicists’ study demonstrates silicon’s energy-harvesting power

Thermoelectric nanoblades could reshape how circuits are cooled, provide better way for converting waste heat.

Study models new method to accelerate nanoparticles for tiny spacecraft

In a new study, researchers modeled a method to manipulate nanoparticles as an alternative mode of propulsion for tiny spacecraft that require very small levels of thrust.

Save time using maths: Analytical tool designs corkscrew-shaped nano-antennae

For the first time, scientists have derived analytically how corkscrew-shaped nano-antennas interact with light. The mathematical tool can be used to calculate the geometry that a nano-antenna must…

Researchers observe spontaneous occurrence of skyrmions in atomically thin cobalt films

Scientists show that individual magnetic skyrmions with a diameter of only a few nanometres can be stabilised in magnetic metal films even without an external magnetic field.

Researchers produce first-ever videos of chemical synthesis at atomic resolution

For the first time, researchers have managed to view previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes. They have shown there are significant discrete stages to these processes which…

A new method for quantifying crystal semiconductor efficiency

Researchers used a specific kind of photoluminescence spectroscopy, a way to detect light, to characterize the semiconductors. The emitted light energy was used as an indicator of the crystal’s…

A simple method for the synthesis of atomically flat boron sheets

Scientists find a simple method for producing atomically thin layers of oxidized borophene, a promising 2D boron-based nanomaterial that could serve in a variety of fields.

Structure of protein nano turbine revealed

Scientists determine the first structure of a cell’s rotary engine using state-of-art microscopy.

Creating textiles and cosmetics of the future with nanotechnology

By using nanocapsules, scientists and industrial partners are developing innovative garments and skin products that provide thermal comfort, and anti-ageing and antimicrobial properties.

Nano-thermometer takes temperature inside cells

Chemists use fluorescence of molecular motors to sense conditions.

Mapping nucleation kinetics with nanometer resolution

Scientists discovered a new imaging method - nanoscale nucleation kinetic mapping - which allows direct imaging of nucleation events at a solid-liquid interface.

New study reveals carbon nanotubes measurement possible for the first time

Experiments yield conductivity measurements between two identical carbon nanotubes.

Next generation synthetic covalent 2-D materials unveiled

Researchers have developed a new method to synthesize 2D materials that are thought to be impossible or, at least, unobtainable by current technologies.

Artificial muscles bloom, dance, and wave

Wearing a flower brooch that blooms before your eyes sounds like magic. Researchers have made it real with MXenes and robotic muscles.

Switching electron properties on and off individually

Properties of complex materials are often determined by the interplay of several electron properties. Scientists have now succeeded in disentangling this mess.

Understanding how electric current affects the magnetic skyrmion changes

Researchers are investigating the dynamics of magnetic skyrmions with the eventual goal of developing spintronic devices.

Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure

A research has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail - bits of lithium metal deposits break off from the surface of the anode during discharging and are trapped as ‘dead’ or…

Atomically thin straintronic devices

By studying flexible and transparent photodetectors based on single-layer MoS2 under the application of biaxial strain, researchers have developed atomically thin photodetectors whose…

Physicists create world’s smallest engine

The research explains how random fluctuations affect the operation of microscopic machines like this tiny motor. In the future, such devices could be incorporated into other technologies to recycle…

Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread

Transistors and integrated circuits made from threads are combined with thread-based sensors to create fully flexible devices.

Colour-changing artificial ‘chameleon skin’ powered by light-triggered nanoparticles

Researchers have developed artificial ‘chameleon skin’ that changes colour when exposed to light and could be used in applications such as active camouflage and large-scale dynamic displays.

Scientists develop a metamaterial for applications in magnonics, an alternative to conventional electronics

Physicists have demonstrated the real possibility of using superconductor/ferromagnet systems to create magnonic crystals, which will be at the core of spin-wave devices to come in the post-silicon…

Pre-coating liposomes with an artificial protein corona reduces capture by immune system

Despite considerable, decade-long efforts in the field of nanomedicine, fewer nanoparticle technologies than expected have made it to clinical trials. Understanding the role of the nano-bio…

A molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations

A team of researchers has developed a molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations on a material surface when energized.

Hydrogen induces high-temperature superconductivity in a monolayer material

The latest addition in exciting properties of 2D materials has been superconductivity - the complete absence of resistance at low temperatures - clearly exciting for dissipationless (low-power,…

Nanomedicine stops superbugs in their tracks

A team of researchers has discovered a way to find and beat superbugs, providing a critical breakthrough against many deadly infectious diseases.

Nano-vaccine offers hope for effective skin cancer treatment

Researchers have developed and tested a novel approach for tackling melanoma.

Doped photovoltaics

Organic dye in zinc oxide interlayer stabilizes and boosts the performance of organic solar cells.

Making and imaging cyclocarbon

Scientists have stabilized and imaged a ring of 18 carbon atoms for the first time.

Researchers realize world’s thinnest optical hologram with 2-D material monolayer

Work could lead to the creation of smart watches with holographic displays, printed security cryptograms.

Drawing inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials

Researchers want to recreate the chemistries found in natural materials and build similar structures in synthetic materials. By doing so, they can develop new, improved materials for use in sensors,…

Magnetically targeted drugs

Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas.

A painless skin patch simplifies diagnostic tests

Researchers have developed a skin patch with tiny needles that painlessly collect interstitial fluid (ISF) for testing.

Spinning lightwaves on a one-way street: Researchers document a quantum spin wave for light

Researchers have created a quantum spin wave for light. This can be a carrier of information for future nanotechnologies but with a unique twist: they only flow in one direction.

First quantum simulation of 3D topological matter with ultracold atoms

Physicists have successfully created the world’s first 3D simulation of topological matter consisting of ultracold atoms.

Cellulose nanofiber filter from algae could save lives

Researchers show that a previously unexploited green macroalgae species could be used to extract cellulose nanofibers, which can then be formed into paper sheets with tailored pore size that are…

Graphene nanoflakes: a new tool for precision medicine

Chemists have created a new compound for flexible drug delivery that specifically targets prostate cancer cells. Incorporating four different molecules, the compound prevents tumour cells from…

Nylon as a building block for transparent electronic devices?

Scientists have solved a four decade long challenge of producing very thin nylon films that can be used for instance in electronic memory components. The thin nylon films are several 100 times…

Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat

New easy-to-make sensors can provide real-time measurements of sweat rate and electrolytes and metabolites in perspiration.

A heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices

Atomically thin heat shields could be up to 50,000  times thinner than current insulating materials in cell phones and laptops.

Wireless stick-on sensors pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin

Engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing. It’s all…

A novel cellular process to engulf nano-sized materials

Researchers discovered a cellular process that allows nanomaterial entry into cells.

Fluorescent carbon dots could make cancer treatment safer and more effective

Researchers develop new technique with carbon nanoparticles to make photodynamic therapy safer, cheaper and more effective.

Risk assessment at nanoscale level: A closer look at the mimotope variation analysis

The PANBioRA is developing a modular system for a comprehensive risk assessment of biomaterials. The instrument will be able to compare different biomaterials and help doctors to choose the best…

Optofluidic chip with nanopore ‘smart gate’ developed for single molecule analysis

Programmable device enables on-demand delivery of individual biomolecules with feedback-controlled gating for high-throughput analysis.

How synthetic cells are fighting infectious bacteria

Study reveals key ingredients for the design of artificial cells to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

uSEE breakthrough unlocks the nanoscale world on standard biology lab equipment

Standard optical microscopes can image cells and bacteria but not their nanoscale features which are blurred by a physical effect called diffraction. Now, researchers report a simple way to bypass…

A new way to hoard resources in nano-sized factories targeted for biotechnology

Scientists have created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to new medical, industrial or bioenergy applications.

Stronger graphene oxide ‘paper’ made with weaker units

Counterintuitive discovery is likely applicable to other 2D materials.

Solving the big problem of measuring tiny nanoparticles

Researchers have concluded that measuring the range of sizes in nanoparticles - instead of just the average particle size - is optimal for most applications.

Nanocapsule reaches cancer that has spread to central nervous system in mice

Cancer that has spread to the central nervous system is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, researchers have developed a drug delivery system that breaks through the blood-brain barrier in order to…

Nanoscale ‘glass’ bottles could enable targeted drug delivery

Tiny silica bottles filled with medicine and a special temperature-sensitive material could be used for drug delivery to kill malignant cells only in certain parts of the body.

Nanoparticle therapy targets lymph node metastases

Researchers have developed a strategy to target metastases in lymph nodes for destruction, before they can cause cancer at other locations.

Researchers use new tools of data science to capture single molecules in action

New work leverages new tools from data science in order to make every photon detected count and refine our picture of molecular motion.

Thinnest optical waveguide channels light within just three layers of atoms

The work is a proof of concept for scaling down optical devices to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today’s devices. It could lead to the development of higher density, higher capacity…

Greener, faster and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells and electronics

Researchers have developed a way to make patterned films of silver and copper (the two most conductive metals) using cheap organofluorine compounds and without using toxic chemicals.

New nanotechnology platform could aid stem cell transplantation research

People with neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system injuries could benefit.

Control of excitons in a 2D semiconductor

Scientists have developed a method to control the binding energies of excitons in a two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor for advanced photonic and optoelectronic applications.

Scientists learn how to safely excrete nanomedicine

Scientists have identified a new mechanism for removing magnetic nanoparticles through the kidneys, which will help to create more effective and safe drugs.

High temperature thermal shocks increase stability of single-atom catalysts

A research team developed a high temperature shockwave catalysis method - reaching up to 3000K, which is half the temperature of the sun - intended to ‘anchor’ single atoms onto the substrate,…

A new method for depositing manganese oxide thin-films on planar and complex nanostructured surfaces

Manganese oxides have numerous applications in batteries, supercapacitors, microelectronics and (electro)catalysis. Researchers describe a cheap and fast method for depositing conformal thin films…

Damaged hearts rewired with carbon nanotube fibers

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep those hearts beating.

Graphene paves the way for novel product enabling industrial users

Researchers demonstrate the long-term stability of the epigraphene quantum Hall chip, which represents a key step towards enabling end-users to maintain their own resistance standards.

How two water molecules dance together

An international research team has gained new insights into how water molecules interact. For the first time, the researchers were able to completely observe all of the movements between the water…

Organic semiconductors - No encapsulation needed for unprecedented stability

The common opinion is that organic semiconductors are sensitive and unstable and hence cannot keep up with their inorganic counterparts. As researchers demonstrate, this impression has to change.

New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Novel class of ‘ionic liquids’ may store more energy than conventional electrolytes - with less risk of catching fire.

Scientists create 20-qubit Schrödinger cat states with superconducting quantum processor

In addition, they showed that the generated 18-qubit Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger state is genuine entangled.

Directly observing the way ceramic materials fracture on the atomic scale

For the first time, researchers have been able to observe the way ceramic materials fracture on the atomic scale. They confirm that the arrangement of molecules between grains within a body of…

Mapping the energetic landscape of solar cells

A new spectroscopic method now makes it possible to measure and visualise the energetic landscape inside solar cells based on organic materials.

How do atoms vibrate in graphene nanostructures?

Innovative new electron spectroscopy technique pushes the limits of nanospectroscopy for materials design.

Researchers turn off backscattering, aim to improve optical data transmission

In a study, researchers exploited an interaction between light and sound waves to suppress the scattering of light from material defects - which could lead to improved fiber optic communication.

Researchers take a direct image of magic-angle twisted graphene sheets

Understanding the ‘magic angle’ - a specific orientation between the stacked graphene that yields special electric properties - could pave the way to realizing the dream of room-temperature…

You’re not so tough, h-BN

Chemists find new path to make strong 2D material better for applications.

Sharp meets flat in tunable 2D material

New atom-flat compounds show promise for optoelectronics, advanced computing.

Moisture-powered, multifunctional flexible sensing systems

Researchers demonstrate the feasibility of an environmental moisture-induced, self-powered wearable multifunctional sensing system with the ability to detect both humidity and pressure. The self-…

Zinc oxide nanowires - novel solution for cheaper, cleaner production of electronic components

Researchers are offering a novel solution for high-yield nanowire production from zinc oxide - a cheaper and environmentally friendlier material, compared to the rare earth elements such as indium,…

Dyes and viruses create new composite material for photooxidation reactions

A recent study shows that native viruses can be employed as a scaffold to immobilise photoactive molecules to potentially oxidise organic pollutants present in wastewater, under visible light…

One linked nanoparticle’s hot, the other keeps its cool

Research team shows how to manipulate gold nanoparticle temperatures with lasers.

Nanoparticles’ movements reveal whether they can successfully target cancer

Researchers have developed a new way to determine whether or not single drug-delivery nanoparticles will successfully hit their intended targets - by simply analyzing each nanoparticle’s distinct…

Cyborg organoids offer a rare glimpse into the early stages of organ development

Stretchable, integrated mesh nanoelectronics grow with the developing cells.

Nanowire arrays could improve solar cells

Researchers have turned to ordered metal nanowire meshes that provide high transmissivity (due to the small diameters of the nanowires), high electrical connectivity (due to the many contact points…

A roadmap for flexible and green electronics

Scientists are developing a new class of thin-film electronics, which they call ‘fleco-ionics’. This comes from flexible, eco-friendly electronics, and the grand goal of the study is to find green…

Ultrathin solar cells reach a record of nearly 20% efficiency

Researchers have succeeded to trap sunlight efficiently in a solar cell thanks to an ultrathin absorbing layer made of 205 nm-thick GaAs on a nanostructured back mirror. With this new architecture,…

Bending the rules: A revolutionary new way for metals to be malleable

For nearly 100 years, scientists thought they understood everything there was to know about how metals bend. They were wrong.

Making chiral structures from achiral building blocks

Triangular molecules on a silver surface can form different chiral structures depending on how densely they are placed on the surface.

Innovative technique to synthesise advanced graphene-based nanocomposites

Green and straightforward process for the synthesis of graphene-based nanomaterials.

Controlling the shape-shifting skeletons of cells

In studying the dynamic skeletons that cells use to move, researchers develop a new tool for manipulating chemistry and biology.

The world’s smallest stent

Researchers have developed a new method for producing malleable microstructures - for instance, vascular stents that are 40 times smaller than previously possible. In the future, such stents could be…

Neural networks will help manufacture carbon nanotubes

A team of scientists propose a neural-network-based method for monitoring the growth of carbon nanotubes, preparing the ground for a new generation of sophisticated electronic devices.

New sensor uses microwaves to determine real-time ice accumulation

A new sensor, that can detect ice accumulation in real-time, might be a game-changer when it comes to airline safety and efficiency.

New design strategy brightens up the future of perovskite-based light-emitting diodes

Scientists discover a new strategy to design incredibly efficient perovskite-based LEDs with record-setting brightness by leveraging the quantum confinement effect.

Designing a light-trapping, color-converting crystal

A recipe for creating a microscopic crystal structure that can hold two wavelengths of light at once is a step toward faster telecommunications and quantum computers.

Gold glue really does bond nanocages, ‘contradicting’ logic

Researchers confirmed the existence of ‘gold glue’: bonds involving gold atoms, capable of permanently bonding protein rings. Skilfully used by an international team of scientists, the bonds have…

Cellulose nanofibers to improve the sensitivity of lateral flow tests

Researchers have carried out a research to enhance the sensitivity of lateral flow tests. They have proposed to include cellulose nanofibers in the test area, which has produced an average increase…

A ‘switch’ that regulates traffic across blood vessels

Scientists have discovered a control mechanism that regulates the traffic of cells and substances across blood vessels. This effect can have significant impact on cancer metastasis.

Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

Researchers have developed biodegradable microresonators that can be heated locally with a wireless system. Doctors could soon be using them in implants to control the release of painkillers within…

Polymer encapsulation shields perovskite nanocrystals from degradation

Due to their fascinating optoelectronic properties, halide perovskites have attracted tremendous research interest as promising materials for photovoltaics, photodetectors, LEDs, and lasers….

New synthesis method opens up possibilities for organic electronics

Scientists modify a previous synthesis method to create a new semiconducting polymer with remarkable properties which could be used in organic electronic devices such as thin film transistors.

Striped glow sticks

Heterostructure crystals could light the way to optical circuits.

The world’s thinnest gold sheet is just two atoms thick

Scientists have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick - the thinnest unsupported gold ever created.

A modified device fabrication process achieves enhanced spin transport in graphene

Researchers have proposed a modified graphene-based nanodevice fabrication technique that has increased up to three times the spin lifetime and relaxation length compared to previous work of the same…

Study on attosecond timescale casts new light on electron dynamics in transition metals

Scientists have unraveled the light-induced electron-localization dynamics in transition metals at the attosecond timescale.The team investigated for the first time the many-body electron dynamics in…

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

Researchers have developed a soft neural implant capable of delivering multiple drugs and colour lights which neuroscientists believe can speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as Parkinson’…

Researchers forecast failure in two-dimensional disordered materials

Researchers were able to forecast likely points of failure in two-dimensional disordered laser-cut lattices without needing to study detailed states of the material.

3D-printing customized MXene architectures

MXenes are a promising class of 2D materials with unique intrinsic physical and chemical properties, including excellent conductivity, hydrophilicity and high density when compared to graphene. 3D…

Unique electrical properties in quantum materials can be controlled using light

New research on Weyl semimetals, a class of quantum materials, unlocks unique quantum properties that can be used to create light-controlled electronic devices in the future.

Scientists develop novel nano-vaccine for melanoma

Injection of nanoparticle has proven effective in mouse models, researchers say.

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria

A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dots and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in just 40 minutes, potentially saving patient lives.

Researchers embrace imperfection to improve biomolecule transport

While watching the production of porous membranes used for DNA sorting and sequencing, researchers wondered how tiny steplike defects formed during fabrication could be used to improve molecule…

Producing simple fluorescent surfactants

Laboratories use surfactants to separate things, and fluorescent dyes to see things. Now, chemists have combined the two to simplify life for scientists everywhere.

Accelerating development of STT-MRAM: Observing ultrathin MgO chemical bonding states

Researchers have successfully observed microscopic chemical bonding states in ultrathin MgO - an important determinant in STT-MRAM performance.

‘Wood’ you like some fresh water?

A membrane made of a sliver of wood could be the answer to renewably sourced water cleaning. Most membranes that are currently used to distill fresh water from salty are made of polymers based on…

Quantum interferometry demonstrated in silicon at more practical temperatures

A silicon-based transistor that displays quantum interference effects at useful temperatures paves the way for highly sensitive sensors.

Wearable electronics so thin and soft you won’t even notice it

Device also can serve as robotic skin, relaying information back to the user.

Efficient, interconnected, stable: New carbon nanotubes to grow neurons

By specific chemical modifications, carbon nanotubes were engineered into self-standing innovative materials able to modulate the activity of nerve cells, with the potential of being exploited…

Synthesizing single-crystalline hexagonal graphene quantum dots

Researchers designed a novel strategy for synthesizing single-crystalline graphene quantum dots, which emit stable blue light.

Promising new solar-powered path to hydrogen fuel production with graphene oxide

Engineers use a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a solar-driven water splitting catalyst that produces hydrogen with the potential to be manufactured sustainably, cheaply and…

From Japanese basket weaving art to nanotechnology with ion beams

Physicists succeeded in producing the world’s densest complex nano arrays for anchoring flux quanta, the fluxons.

How to use graphene to help future space exploration

Scientists have started testing novel graphene-based thermal management devices for space applications.

Nanoscopic slip layer dynamics reveal why some fluids flow faster than expected

New microscopy technique provides unprecedented insight into nanoscopic slip layers formed in flowing complex liquids.

Graphene discovery could help develop superconductors

Researchers paved the way to solving one of the most enduring mysteries in materials physics by discovering that in the presence of a moire pattern in graphene, electrons organize themselves into…

DNA origami innovation increases accessibility, lowers cost

Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper and simpler alternative to typical DNA origami fabrication, increasing the technique’s accessibility and potential impact in industry and clinical…

New research highlights similarities in the insulating states of twisted bilayer graphene and cuprates

Scientists explain how the electronic structure in twisted bilayer graphene influences the emergence of the insulating state in these systems, which is the precursor to superconductivity in high-Tc…

Low voltage LEDs with stacked atomically thin semiconductors

When atomically thin semiconductors are combined together in a Lego style, they emit light at a lower voltage potentially leading to low energy consumption devices.

Light in the nanoworld

Quantum light sources pave the way for optical circuits.

How to turn every piece of clothing into an e-textile

Researchers have fabricated textiles that can protect you from rain, stains, and bacteria, while they harvest the biomechanical energy of the user to power textile-based electronics. These…

Researchers produce electricity by flowing water over nanolayers of metal

Oxide layer atop nanometal layer results in electron shuttle, not corrosion.

Actively swimming gold nanoparticles

Chemotactic movement on the macroscale by a swarm of bacteria-mimicking nanoswimmers.

Nanobubbles hold clue to improved industrial structures

Insights into how minute, yet powerful, bubbles form and collapse on underwater surfaces could help make industrial structures such as ship propellers more hardwearing, research suggests.

Magnetic nanosprings break down marine microplastic pollution

Using tiny coil-shaped carbon-based magnets, researchers in have developed a new approach to purging water sources of the microplastics that pollute them without harming nearby microorganisms.

New way to make 3D carbon nanotube components

Researchers used a 3D printer to make lightweight, strong, highly porous pure carbon nanotube structures using a 3D printer.

Experimental observation of a new class of materials: excitonic insulators

Scientists have found evidence of a new phase of matter predicted in the 1960s: the excitonic insulator.

Lights out: Putting the ambient air oxidation of monolayer WS2 to bed

New research shows that the oxidation of monolayers of tungsten disulphide (WS2) in ambient conditions is due to the absorption of visible wavelengths of light.

Triboelectric nanogenerators for next-generation wearable health monitoring

Dozens of nanotechnology research groups worldwide are working on the development of triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) for harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations. The huge interest in…

Treating solar cell materials reveals formation of unexpected microstructures

Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite crystals are more efficient after solution-treating, but there are mechanisms doing more than just removing defects.

Jellyfish-based nanofiber/nanoparticle wound dressing

Researchers demonstrate the ease of use of jellyfish biomass as a biodegradable and biocompatible raw material for producing antibacterial mats. They report the successful electrospun-based…

3D printable 2D materials based inks show promise to improve energy storage devices

For the first time, researchers have formulated inks using the 2D material MXene, to produce 3D printed interdigitated electrodes.

New nanoparticle combination therapy shows effective resuscitation for massive hemorrhage

Scientists successfully resuscitated rabbits with coagulopathy from severe hemorrhagic shock using hemostatic nanoparticles and oxygen-carrying nanoparticles, which respectively stopped bleeding and…

Researchers repair faulty brain circuits using nanotechnology

Possible new drug targets for dementia and intellectual disability.

Researchers develop novel process for structuring quantum materials

To build high-performance quantum computers, for example, topological insulators have to be combined with superconductors. This fabrication step is associated with a number of challenges that have…

New Whitepaper: Controlling Hexapod 6-DOF Alignment Robots via EtherCAT

A new whitepaper from PI details how easy it is for users to integrate PI Hexapods into industrial precision automation systems based on the EtherCAT communication standard.

Oddball edge wins nanotube faceoff

Theory shows peculiar ‘Janus’ interface a common mechanism in carbon nanotube growth.

Expanding functions of conducting microbial nanowires for chemical, biological sensors

Scientists report ‘a major advance’ in the quest to develop electrically conductive protein nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens for use as chemical and biological sensors.

Transforming advanced nanoscience data into interactive art

Scientists and a multimedia artist generated novel representations of experimental nanoscience data through 3-D printing, sound, and virtual reality.

Dynamics in quantum dots: Smallest measurable processes recorded individually

Colloquially, the term ‘quantum jump’ is used to describe a tremendous development. In fact, it is the smallest change of state that can still be traced. Physicists have now succeeded in measuring…

Engineers use heat-free tech for flexible electronics; print metal on flowers, gelatin

Researchers are using liquid-metal particles to print electronic lines and traces on rose petals, leaves, paper, gelatin - on all kinds of materials. The technology creates flexible electronics that…

Advanced optoelectronics with graphene-based mixed-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures

Among 2D materials, graphene is considered as one of the important components in many van der Waals (vdWs) heterostructure assemblies due to its high carrier mobility, good environmental stability…

Travelling towards a quantum internet at light speed

Scientists successfully transferred and verified the angular momentum basis of quantum information from laser light to an electron trapped on a quantum dot. This work is a major step towards…

Scientists film molecular rotation

Quantum movie displays probability density distribution of rotating carbonyl sulphide molecules.

Plasmonic magnetism - Light may magnetise non-magnetic metals, propose physicists

Physicists have devised a method to turn a non-magnetic metal into a magnet using laser light.

Transformative Carbon XPrize technological advance in CO2 utilization

Rather than carbon taxes or extended debates on the international path to combat global warming, transforming the greenhouse carbon dioxide to a valuable product incentivizes its ‘mining’ and removal…

Transfer-printing technology for creating flexible sensors on topographic surfaces

A research team developed a transfer-printing technology that uses hydrogel and nano ink to easily create high-performance sensors on flexible substrates of diverse shapes and structures.

A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells

Engineers discover lead-free perovskite semiconductor for solar cells using data analytics, supercomputers.

Bioinspired nanoparticles remodel tumor stroma to enhance nanoparticle accessibility to cancer cells

Scientists propose a bioinspired lipoproteins (bLP)-mediated strategy, aiming at inducing photothermia to disrupt the tumor stromal microenvironments (TSM) barriers and augmenting the accessibility…

Yellow is not the new black: Discovery paves way for new generation of solar cells

A study for the first time explains how a promising type of perovskites - man-made crystals that can convert sunlight into electricity - can be stabilized. As a result, the crystals turn black,…

Shaping light with a smartlens

A team of researchers reports on a dynamically tuneable lens capable of achieving almost any complex optical function.

Physicists discover new quantum trick for graphene: magnetism

Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now scientists have shown that the material also generates a type of magnetism once only dreamed of…

Synthetic biology enables protein origami

Engineers find new way to create single-chain protein nanostructures using synthetic biology and protein-assembly techniques.

Listening to the whispers of individual cells

A new method developed by biophysicists has made it possible for the first time to detect and analyse signals between individual cells.

Next-generation graphene membranes for carbon capture

Chemical engineers have developed a new class of high-performance membranes for carbon capture that greatly exceed current targets.

New quantum phenomenon helps to understand fundamental limits of graphene electronics

A new study describes how electrons in a single atomically-thin sheet of graphene scatter off the vibrating carbon atoms which make up the hexagonal crystal lattice.

Mimicking lizard skin to save energy on an industrial scale

The LABIONICS project is set to drive the commercial development of breakthrough laser-engineered products inspired by the unique skin and scale textures of animals and insects, potentially leading…

Designed switch allows unprecedented control over living cells

From modifying gene expression to cell signaling, dynamic designer proteins may usher in a new era of synthetic biology.

Transforming biology to design next-generation computers, using a surprise ingredient

Researchers have found ways of transforming structures that occur naturally in cell membranes to create other architectures, like parallel 1nm-wide line segments, more applicable to computing.

Researchers construct an artificial olfactory system based on self-powered nano-generator

This device can sense different odor molecules and recognize different odors. It has been demonstrated in vivo in animal models.

Soft micro-monitors keep tabs on oxygen in new tissues

Scientists develop fluorescent sensors to track nutrients in hydrogel-based healing.

Chemists close gap in making nanomedicines safer, more efficient

A new study describes how one of the liver’s natural toxin-removal processes can improve the delivery of nanomedicines.

Molecular mayhem at root of battery breakdown

Overly active oxygen atoms escape with ease, leading to battery failure.

Microwave dynamic therapy as a novel, effective cancer treatment

Researchers have for the first time proposed a novel tumor treatment strategy for microwave dynamic therapy to effectively treat cancers. This technique can promote the efficacy of dynamic…

Microrobots show promise for treating tumors

Researchers demonstrate a robotic platform for delivering drugs in the human body.

Nanoparticles promote functional healing following spinal cord injury

Paralyzing damage in spinal cord injury is often caused by the zealous immune response to the injury. Scientists have developed nanoparticles that lure immune cells away from the spinal cord,…

Developing technologies that run on light

Researchers are designing a nanoscale photon diode - a necessary component that could bring us closer to faster, more energy-efficient computers and communications that replace electricity with light.

A novel method to fine-tune the properties of carbon nanotubes

Scientists have developed a novel method to fine-tune the optoelectrical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) by applying an aerosolized dopant solution on their surface, thus opening…

Tiny changes, big impact

As the use of nanoparticles in products grows ever more common, scientists are exploring ways to keep them from harming our freshwater ecosystems.

Artificial graphene throat could someday help mute people ‘speak’

Researchers have developed a wearable artificial throat that, when attached to the neck like a temporary tattoo, can transform throat movements into sounds.

Using 2D materials to make ultrathin transistors for faster computer chips

An important breakthrough in transistor technology has been achieved: With the help of novel insulators, high-quality transistors can be produced using two-dimensional materials.

Valleytronics core theory for future high-efficiency semiconductor technology

Scientists discovered a theory that can expand the development of valleytronics technology, which has been drawing attention as a next generation semiconductor technology. This is expected to advance…

Does one size does fit all? A new model for organic semiconductors

Researchers report new observations for organic single crystals that derive from their flexibility, opening the door for new organic electronics.

New nanocomposite material for wearable devices able to restore conductivity

New material for wearable devices can self-heal and recover its original electrical conductivity even after being significantly stretched or completely cut.

Self-organizing molecules: Nanorings with two sides

Scientists succeeded in producing Janus nanorings with two different sides for the first time.

Unconventional phenomena triggered by acoustic waves in 2D materials

Researchers report a novel phenomenon, called Valley Acoustoelectric Effect, which takes place in 2D materials, similar to graphene.

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A cheaper way to scale up atomic layer deposition 11.11.2019 Nanowerk
Biodegradable microresonator implants for medical applications 11.11.2019 Nanowerk
Better biosensor technology created for stem cells 11.11.2019 Nanowerk
Large scale integrated circuits produced in printing press 11.11.2019 Nanowerk
New photonic liquid crystals could lead to next-gen displays and advanced photonic applications 10.11.2019 Nanowerk
Nanotechnology study points to new weapon in fight against lethal fungi 10.11.2019 Nanowerk
Self-assembled microspheres of silica to cool surfaces without energy consumption 08.11.2019 Nanowerk
Team uses golden ‘lollipop’ to observe elusive interference effect at the nanoscale 08.11.2019 Nanowerk
Machine learning analyses help unlock secrets of stable ‘supercrystal’ 08.11.2019 Nanowerk
Strain-induced isomerisation of molecular chains 08.11.2019 Nanowerk
Nanoparticle swarms could deliver treatment to stroke patients 07.11.2019 Nanowerk
Paving the way for inorganic perovskites’ use in high-performance electronic applications 07.11.2019 Nanowerk
Harvesting energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells 07.11.2019 Nanowerk
Flatland light 06.11.2019 Nanowerk
On the way to ‘smart’ microrobots (w/video) 06.11.2019 Nanowerk
New MOF can take on toxic sulfur dioxide gas 06.11.2019 Nanowerk
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Novel nanostructures could make smartphones more efficient 06.11.2019 Nanowerk


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