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Scientists developed unique method to calculate transparent materials’ porosity

As a result, it becomes possible to retrieve characteristics of high-density objects at a new level, thereby enhancing the precision of the technologies of their creation.

Chemical engineers develop new theory to build improved nanomaterials

Scientists have developed a new theory to better predict how nanoclusters will behave when a given metal is introduced to their structure.

Better biomedical devices, wearable displays may result from tiny light-guiding structures

Microfabrication method yields flexible light guides for an array of light-based devices.

Boron nitride and silver nanoparticles help get rid of carbon monoxide emissions

Chemists have developed a new hybrid catalyst for carbon monoxide oxidation consisting of hexagonal boron nitride and silver nanoparticles. This material makes it possible to get a full conversion of…

Insights into magnetic bacteria may guide research into medical nanorobots

Understanding the behaviour of the magnetic chain in magnetotactic bacteria may lay foundations for bacterial applications such as motors in biological nanorobots, which could perform minor surgical…

Carbon nanotube based electrochemical sensor for fast detection of phenol in wastewater

Researchers have discovered a low cost and non-enzymatic phenol sensor that exhibits high sensitivity, good selectivity, reproducibility, and stability which has potential application in phenol…

Custom-made artificial mother-of-pearl

Researchers developed an imitation comparable to mother-of-pearl, the physical properties of which can be specifically adjusted.

Copper compound as promising quantum computing unit

Chemists synthesise molecule as possible component for quantum computers .

Cutting and pasting with graphene

Scientists have developed a method of cutting graphene into smaller fragments using a diamond knife. They can then construct nanostructures from the fragments.

Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery

Scientists have tested the biodegradable spray gel in mice that had advanced melanoma tumors surgically removed. They found that the gel reduced the growth of the tumor cells that remained after…

Topological matters: Toward a new kind of transistor

X-ray experiments provide first demonstration of room temperature switching in ultrathin material that could serve as a ‘topological transistor’.

Physicist applies nanotechnology to detect cancer protein-protein interactions

A physicist hopes to improve cancer detection with a new and novel class of nanomaterials.

Novel laser technology for microchip-size chemical sensors

Frequency combs are optimally suited for chemical sensors; a revolutionary technology now produces these laser frequencies in a much easier and more robust way.

A microfluidic platform capable of sorting individual carbon nanotubes

A successful development of a microfluidic platform capable of sorting individual carbon nanotubes could possible lead to a revolution in the technology of electronic devices.

Nanoglue can make composites several times tougher during dynamic loading

In a discovery that could pave the way for new materials and applications, materials scientists have found that oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the…

Proteins imaged in graphene liquid cell have higher radiation tolerance

By preparing a microtubule sample in a graphene liquid cell, researchers demonstrate that the radiation tolerance of proteins proteins in liquid-phase electron microscopy is increased by an order of…

Nanowire Memristor: a nanometric device to reproduce the synapses of the brain

New research shows how it is possible to artificially emulate the activity of synapses, i.e. the connections between neurons that regulate the learning processes in our brain, in a single nanowire….

Sensitive e-skin embedded with nanowires

Flexible skin for soft robots, embedded with electrical nanowires, combines conductivity with sensitivity within the same material.

Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet

Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics.

A new ‘spin’ on kagome lattices

Team’s findings shed new light on the presence of spin-orbit coupling and topological spin textures in kagome lattices.

Seeing and avoiding the ‘blind spot’ in atomic force measurements

Researchers have discovered a ‘blind spot’ in atomic force microscopy - a powerful tool capable of measuring the force between two atoms, imaging the structure of individual cells and the motion of…

Supercomputers without waste heat

Physicists explore superconductivity for information processing.

Fast storage material in neutron light

Novel phase change memory materials can work a thousand times faster than current flash memory chips, while being significantly more durable.

Iron-rich lamellae in the semiconductor

Researchers produce unusual 2D crystal structures.

Neural networks let microscopists see more

Researchers develop a method to overcome the limitations of microscopes.

Molecular insights into spider silk

Scientists have discovered new molecular details of self-assembly of a spider silk fibre protein.

An embellished coat for bone implants

A clean and precise technology based on ultra-short pulse laser aims to treat the surfaces of titanium or stainless steel implants to ensure a better anchorage into the human body.

Molecularly thin hybrid perovskite for advanced optoelectronic applications

Scientists have discovered that the light emission properties of molecularly thin two-dimensional (2-D) hybrid perovskite can be tuned in a highly reversible way for ultrathin optoelectronic…

Cryo-electron microscopy shows how stabilizing proteins bind to microtubules

Flash freezing a shape-shifting protein reveals details about its role in intracellular transportation and the maintenance of cell shape.

Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time

Confirming a century-old prediction could help scientists construct new classes of materials.

New traffic rules in ‘Graphene City’

Topological control of electrons means future electronic roadways are now possible.

New model for assessing the effect of ionizing radiation on micro- and nanoelectronic devices

The proposed model serves to improve the quality and efficiency of sophisticated microelectronic equipment operation in extreme conditions of outer space and to reduce its cost.

Switching peroxidase activity of gold nanoparticles to detect proteolytic biomarker

Nanoparticles that mimic the complexity and function of natural enzymes can act as effective peroxidase to catalyse for the oxidization of 3,3,5,5-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB), generating an oxidised…

Tiny bubbles in microfluidic devices break each other up

Engineers demonstrate mechanics of making foam with bubbles in distinct sizes.

Form-fitting, nanoscale sensors now make sense

Researchers develop method to transfer entire 2D circuits to any smooth surface.

Interactive size control of catalyst nanoparticles

Scientists have developed a qualitatively new technique to improve the process of catalyst optimization in microfluidic systems. The size of the catalyst nanoparticles can now be changed…

A 3D imaging technique unlocks properties of perovskite crystals

Scientists have, for the first time, visualized the 3D atomic and electron density structure of the most complex perovskite crystal structure system decoded to date.

Engineers invent groundbreaking spin-based memory device

Researchers have discovered that using ferrimagnets can result in dramatically more stable and efficient spin-based memories.

Artificial synapses made from nanowires

Scientists have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell. The component is able to both save and process information, as well…

Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases

Graphene can determine whether cerebrospinal fluid comes from a person with ALS, MS or from someone without a neurodegenerative disease.

Molecular adlayer produced by dissolving water-insoluble graphene in water

Using ‘molecular containers’ that encapsulate water-insoluble molecules, researchers developed a formation procedure for a nanographene adlayer, a layer that chemically interacts with the underlying…

Multifunctional dream ceramic matrix composites are born

Scientists produce tough ceramic matrix composites that exhibit electrical conductivity and photocatalytic activity.

Reflecting antiferromagnetic arrangements

An newly developed x-ray imaging technique could help scientists understand–and ultimately control–the magnetic structure of promising materials for the development of electronic devices that…

MOFs pave the way for more efficient hydrogen cars

Researchers used metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to set a new record for hydrogen storage capacity under normal operating conditions.

Controlling immune response expands the possibilities of therapeutic nucleic acid technologies

The idea has been around for a while that selected segments of RNA or DNA could be used therapeutically to affect gene or cell function. The attraction for researchers is the flexibility that these…

Brief reflections from a plasma mirror

When a dense sheet of electrons is accelerated to almost the speed of light, it acts as a reflective surface. Such a ‘plasma mirror’ can be used to manipulate light.

Graphene and cobalt for creating new electromagnetic devices

Scientists have discovered that the combination of graphene with cobalt offers very relevant properties in the field of magnetism. This breakthrough sets the stage for the development of new logic…

‘Chameleon’ tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

Are you running a fever? Need to reapply your sunscreen? Your tattoo may have the answer.

New graphene-based sensor design could improve food safety

Approach offers high sensitivity for detecting gases, chemicals and pathogens.

Realistic exposure study supports the use of zinc oxide nanoparticle sunscreens

New risk assessment may help allay safety concerns.

Microscopic ‘sunflowers’ for better solar panels

Novel liquid crystal material can be programmed to move in three dimensions, opening up new possibilities for microfabrication.

Building better aerogels by crushing them

Researchers are investigating the mechanical properties or aerogels at the nanoparticle level - combining experiments and computer modeling to look at how polymeric aerogels can fail and become…

Structure of electrolyte controls battery performance

Researchers report that adding water into electrolyte improves the function of vanadium oxide, which is one of positive electrode material in calcium-ion batteries.

New nanoparticle discovery paves the way for innovative magnetic devices

Researchers have characterised the structural, electronic and magnetic behaviour of nanoparticles of iron oxide in the epsilon phase under extreme pressure conditions. This process has led to the…

A graphene NEMS switch to protect against electrostatic discharging

One of the most pervasive reliability problems facing the computer chip industry is ESD (electrostatic discharging) failure caused by the rapid, spontaneous transfer of electrostatic charge induced…

Visualizing a battery’s lithium ‘whiskers’ and their degrading effects

Scientists study impact of lithium dendrites on cathode materials.

Capturing the surprising flexibility of crystal surfaces

Real-time imaging has shown the surprising flexibility of a crystal surface upon guest molecule introduction, with implications for storage and sensing devices.

Colloidal quantum dots make LEDs shine bright in the infrared

Researchers have developed CQD infrared emitting LEDs, which have achieved unprecedented values in the infrared range, with an external quantum efficiency of 7.9% and a power conversion efficiency of…

New quantum materials could take computing devices beyond the semiconductor era

Mutliferroics are promising candidates for new type of memory and logic circuits.

Targeting sepsis, the leading cause of ICU deaths, with a nanocarrier-delivered microRNA

Researchers report that miR-126, a microRNA that helps protect against sepsis, can be delivered successfully via a nanocarrier to improve survival in a preclinical model.

Borophene advances as 2-D materials platform

Atom-thin sheets of boron containing large single crystals could provide foundation for fabricating next-generation electronics.

Turning stem cells into bone with nanoclay-reinforced hydrogel

Scientists have developed a hydrogel that combines synthetic materials with living cells, and can turn stem cells into bone without adding external growth or differentiation factors.

Nanoscale tweezers can perform single-molecule ‘biopsies’ on individual cells

Using electrical impulses, the tweezers can extract single DNA, proteins and organelles from living cells without destroying them.

Graphene unlocks new potential for ‘smart textiles’

Researchers have pioneered a new technique to create fully electronic fibres that can be incorporated into the production of everyday clothing.

Inexpensive new nanomaterial has applications ranging from biomolecule detectors to solar energy conversion

The key to the material’s remarkable performance is its nanostructure, which strongly interacts with visible and infrared light. This nanomaterial is easily coated onto other materials, including…

The force of the vacuum

Scientists have shown through theoretical calculations and computer simulations that the force between electrons and lattice distortions in an atomically thin two-dimensional superconductor can be…

Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. The results indicate…

Study resolves fine details of how microscopic machines can fail in the blink of an eye

Researchers ave developed a method for more quickly tracking microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) as they work and, just as importantly, as they stop working.

More sensitive MRI diagnostics thanks to innovative ‘elastic’ contrast media

Researchers have found a new method for obtaining high-quality images in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), that requires less contrast medium compared to current methods. It is made possible by using…

X-rays reveal the workings of batteries

An X-ray analysis reveals the charging mechanism of a promising electrode material.

Probing structural changes in electroactive self-assembled monolayers

A powerful method is demonstrated for analyzing the electrochemically induced electronic-state and structural changes that occur in an iron-tipped self-assembled monolayer.

On the cusp of valleytronics

Emerging valleytronics technology using 2D materials promises smaller devices that chew up less energy and transmit data faster and more securely.

Atomic nitrogen route to new 2D semiconductors

A technique for making ultrathin, two-dimensional films of tungsten disulfide could underpin next-generation electronic and optoelectronic technologies.

Surface of ultra-smooth nanomaterial steeper than Austrian Alps

Scientists have measured an ultrananocrystalline diamond coating, prized for its hard yet smooth properties, and showed that it is far rougher than previously believed.

Light triggers gold nanoparticles in unexpected way

Researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles.

Bandage with wearable nanogenerator promotes powerful healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at…

Quickly capture tiny particles reacting

New method takes a snapshot every millisecond of groups of light-scattering particles, showing what happens during industrially relevant reactions.

Switching identities: Revolutionary insulator-like material also conducts electricity

Researchers have made a material that can transition from an electricity-transmitting metal to a nonconducting insulating material without changing its atomic structure.

Artificial magnetic field produces exotic behavior in graphene sheets

A new shows that the application of an electrical field to a bilayer graphene system produces an effect identical to that of an extremely intense magnetic field applied to two aligned graphene sheets…

New gold nanoparticle catalyst produces cheap hydrogen

Chemists have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts.

Potential nanocarrier arthritis treatment prevents cartilage breakdown

Injectable material made of nanoscale particles can deliver arthritis drugs throughout cartilage.

With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

Results could also indicate whether antibiotics have successfully treated the infection.

Big results from small solutions: new method for analyzing metalloproteins

Metalloproteins (also known as metal-binding proteins) play vital roles in our bodies for oxygen transport and storage, electron transport, oxidation and reduction. A new method only needs a tiny…

Adding graphene to jute fibres could give natural alternative to man-made materials

Scientists have combined graphene with the natural fibre, jute, to create a world?s first for graphene-strengthened natural jute fibre composites.

Researchers remove silicon contamination from graphene to double its performance

A new study identifies silicon contamination as the root cause of disappointing results and details how to produce higher performing, pure graphene.

New device widens light beams by 400 times

Scientists have now developed a highly efficient device that enlarges the diameter of a light beam by 400 times. Wider light beams have many applications, including boosting the speed and sensitivity…

Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions

Researchers report a new method that creates an ultrathin, stretchable electronic skin, which could be used for a variety of human-machine interactions.

Gold nanoparticle microsecond tracking with atomic-level localization precision

By using newly developed annular illumination total internal reflection dark-field microscopy, researchers have succeeded in achieving atomic-level, 1.3 angstrom localization precision with gold…

Nanoscale blood test technique set to springboard cancer discoveries

A technique to get more information from the blood of cancer patients than previously possible has been developed.

Interfacial electronic state improving hydrogen storage capacity in Pd-MOF materials

Discovery that the transfer of a charge equivalent to 0.4 electrons contributes to doubled hydrogen storage may expedite the development of new hybrid materials.

A golden age for particle analysis

Process engineers have developed a method which allows the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions to be determined considerably quicker than ever before.

‘Artificial leaf’ uses visible light to accelerate chemical reactions

Over the past several years, metal nanoparticles photosensitization over semiconductors with a large band gap has emerged as a promising strategy for developing visible-light responsive…

Researchers weigh whole virus capsids and extend reach of mass spectrometry with nanomechanical sensors

Researchers have demonstrated a new mass-spectrometry technology based on nanomechanical resonators that measures the mass of particles previously beyond the reach of current commercial technology,…

New color technology can replace environmentally unfriendly paints and other coatings - also in art

Presenting the first two artworks ever made with viewing angle-independent structural colors.

Brochure on Precision Motion Control and Positioning Systems for Electronics Manufacturing

PI’s new brochure gives an insight on advances in standard and custom motion systems designed to satisfy the needs of industrial test, inspection, and manufacturing engineers in the electronics and…

Disordered materials could be hardest, most heat-tolerant carbides

Computational simulations predict new class of carbides that could disrupt industries from machinery to aerospace.

Using a virus to make a better type of memory

In a groundbreaking study, researchers have successfully developed a method that could lead to unprecedented advances in computer speed and efficiency. Through this study, researchers successfully…

Using fine-tuning for record-breaking solar cell performance

Materials scientists have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells.

Crystallinity reduces resistance in all-solid-state batteries

Scientists examined the mechanisms behind the resistance at the electrode-electrolyte interface of all-solid-state batteries. Their findings will aid in the development of much better Li-ion…

Simulations suggest graphene can stretch to be a tunable ion filter

Researchers have conducted simulations suggesting that graphene, in addition to its many other useful features, can be modified with special pores to act as a tunable filter or strainer for ions (…

A starch and graphene hydrogel geared towards electrodes for brain implants

Researchers have created hydrogels with electrical and antibacterial properties suitable for neural interfaces.

Living electrodes with bacteria and organic electronics

Researchers developed a method that increases the signal strength from microbial electrochemical cells by up to twenty times. The secret is a film with an embedded bacterium: Shewanella oneidensis….

Draw-your-own electrodes set to speed up development of micro detection devices

Miniature devices for sensing biological molecules could be developed quicker thanks to a rapid prototyping method.

Laser-driven electron accelerator fits on a microchip

Electrical engineers have developed a design for a laser-driven electron accelerator so small it could be produced on a silicon chip.

Faster-charging, safer batteries

Imagine a world where cell phones and laptops can be charged in a matter of minutes instead of hours, rolled up and stored in your pocket, or dropped without sustaining any damage.

Thermoelectric cooling gets fit for microtechnology

Scientists have significantly improved the processing of thermoelectric devices so that they become quicker, more reliably and suitable for integration in microchips. This represents a decisive step…

Molecules that self-assemble into monolayers for efficient perovskite solar cells

Scientists have discovered a new method for producing efficient contact layers in perovskite solar cells. It is based on molecules that organise themselves into a monolayer.

Environment turns molecule into a switch for spintronics

For the first time, physicists have successfully positioned an organic molecule on a substrate realizing two stable configurations. This may have application potential in molecular spintronics.

Racing electrons in graphene under control

Researchers have succeeded in using ultra-short laser impulses to precisely control electrons in graphene.

Building better batteries by borrowing from biology

Inspired by transport mechanisms found in living cells, researchers develop a novel crystalline material that rapidly conducts charged potassium ions, and may lead to cheaper and safer replacements…

Gate switching of ultrafast upconverted photoluminescence from monolayer graphene

Scientists report the gate switching of ultrafast photoluminescence in monolayer graphene and analyzed its underlying mechanism both experimentally and theoretically.

Spotting nature’s own evolution of quantum tricks could transform quantum technology

Physicists have developed a new test to spot where the ability to exploit the power of quantum mechanics has evolved in nature.

Topological insulating phase predicted in a new type of material

Calculations point to a new source of topological materials.

Alginate-graphene oxide hydrogels as smart biomedical materials

By combining seaweed-derived alginate with the nanomaterial graphene oxide, researchers have developed a new material that?s durable and can respond dynamically to its environment.

Scientists develop enzymes with remote control

Scientists developed a method to enhance the activity of enzymes by using radio frequency radiation. The method requires making a special complex consisting of enzymes and magnetic nanoparticles….

DNA Origami full of potent anticancer agents

A tailored DNA nanoplatform carries chemotherapeutic drugs and RNA interference toward multidrug-resistant tumors.

Physicists study the influence of magnetic field inhomogeneity on the properties of thin-film structures

Researchers have studied the influence of inhomogeneity of magnetic field applied during the fabrication process of thin-film structures made from nickel-iron and iridium-manganese alloys, on…

Porous materials measure temperature at molecular level

Using advanced computer simulations, they found that the temperature at which metal-organic frameworks suddenly expand or shrink is tuneable. Their results allow the design of thermostats that work…

Atom-by-atom construction of an artificial molecule

Using hydrogen lithography, researchers have constructed an artificial molecule that both meets the electronic structure definition and demonstrates a nontrivial geometry: a cyclic atomic…

2D-spectroscopy provides new insight into molecular processes

A research team has succeeded for the first time in applying 2D-spectroscopy to isolated molecular systems and thus in tracing the interactive processes at a molecular level more precisely.

Nanopore detection of single flu viruses to control outbreaks

Study shows that label-free digital diagnostics based on nanopore analytics and AI technology can characterize individual virions by their distinct physical features.

Silk adhesive paves the way for epidermal electronics

Researchers employed a calcium-modified silk fibroin as a biocompatible and strong adhesive. This technology led to the development of epidermal electronics with strong adhesion for patients who need…

Whispers about graphene’s electrical properties

Scientists report the experimental results of studying the response characteristics in a millimeter wave band whispering gallery mode sapphire resonator to single-layer graphene at different…

How a crystal is solvated in water

How a molecule from a solid crystal structure is solvated in a liquid solvent has been observed at a molecular level for the first time by chemists.

Meta-surface corrects for chromatic aberrations across all kinds of lenses

The single-layer surface of nanostructures can be incorporated into commercial optical systems, from simple to complex.

Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories

First yeast biohybrid system using an adaptable light-harvesting semiconductor approach opens the door to more efficient and versatile biomanufacturing.

The shape of things to come: Flexible, foldable supercapacitors for energy storage

Potential uses of new technology range from medical devices and wearables to smart packaging.

Manufacturing open-mesoporous carbon nanofibers for flexible and wearable power sources

Recently, researchers have engineered a next-generation battery technology - known as metal-air batteries - which can be easily fabricated into flexible and wristband-like cells. Although metal-air…

Inkjet printers can produce cheap micro-waveguides for optical computers

Scientists ave proposed a new technology for creating optical micro-waveguides using inkjet printing. Using this method it is possible to quickly create waveguides with the necessary parameters…

Physicists develop concept of new fast non-volatile memory

Devices operating under the principle of racetrack memory are expecting to have a much more data storage space compared to modern USB flash drives and HDDs.

Sustainable ‘nano-raspberry’ neutralizes poisonous carbon monoxide

Scientists have developed a sustainable method to neutralize carbon monoxide, the odorless poison produced by cars and home boilers.

Mechanically assembling 3D cellular graphene structures

Researchers describe the design and implementation of 3D hierarchical architectures of cellular graphene with programmed geometries and outstanding electromechanical properties through the use of…

Nonstop tranport of cargo in nanomachines

Scientists reveal the nano-structure of molecular trains and the reason for smooth transport in cellular antennas.

Layer-exchange growth of graphene directly on insulating material

Researchers have developed a technique that uses ‘layer exchange’ to grow high-quality uniform crystals of maulti-layer graphene directly on an insulating material.

How to melt gold at room temperature

When the tension rises, unexpected things can happen – not least when it comes to gold atoms. Researchers have now managed, for the first time, to make the surface of a gold object melt at room…

Bending light around tight corners without backscattering losses

New photonic crystal waveguide based on topological insulators paves the way to build futuristic light-based computers.

A major step toward non-viral ocular gene therapy using laser and nanotechnology

Gold nanoparticles, which act like ‘nanolenses’, concentrate the energy produced by the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser to create a nanoscale incision on the surface of the eye’s retina…

Adapting continuous flow processing to complex nanomaterials to reduce manufacturing costs

The Advanced Synthesis in Continuous Flow Reactor program applies powerful analysis and characterization tools to understand processes at the atomic level to advance manufacturing of fine chemicals…

Solution for next generation nanotransistor chips comes out of thin air

The secret ingredient for the next generation of more powerful electronics could be air, according to new research.

Graphene boosts GHz signals into terahertz territory

Graphene can generate clock speeds that transcend today?s GHz limitations.

Magnetic topological insulator makes its own magnetic field

Physicists have found the first evidence of a two-dimensional material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field.

Atomic scale, 2D electronic kagome lattice promises energy efficient devices, quantum computers

Scientists have successfully created an atomic scale, two-dimensional electronic kagome lattice with potential applications in electronics and quantum computing.

A microneedle contact lens patch to treat eye disease

Scientists have developed a contact lens patch with microneedles that could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular…

Smart data enhances atomic force microscopy

It remains a daunting challenge to draw clear mechanistic insights from brute force data analytics in AFM. Scientists now demonstrate an innovative approach to address this difficulty.

Scientists produce 3D nanoscale chemical maps of single bacteria

Researchers used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3-D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria’s chemical composition with unparalleled spatial resolution.

The Coulomb interaction in van der Waals heterostructures

Recent research has unraveled the evolution of electronic structures of a set of vdW heterostructures under an applied vertical electric field.

Researchers study the reactions taking place in two-layer thin metal films

Scientists obtained thin copper/gold and iron/palladium films and studied the reactions that take place in them upon heating. Knowing these processes, scientists will be able to improve the…

New materials: Growing polymer pelts

Vapor deposition of a liquid crystal layer with reactive molecules provides customized nanofibers for different applications.

Self-sensing materials are here

Next-generation composites may monitor their own structural health.

Metallic nano-particles light up another path towards eco-friendly catalysts

Platinum clusters consisting 19 atoms perform 50 times higher catalytic activity.

Nanofiber carpet could mimic gecko feet, polar bear fur

A new technique that mimics biological nanofiber arrays can grow chain-like molecules into 3D nanostructures.

Nanoparticle cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor’s ‘address’

Improved drug delivery method is aimed at making chemotherapy easier to help treat people with various tumors.

‘Smart skin’ simplifies spotting strain in structures

Thanks to one peculiar characteristic of carbon nanotubes, engineers will soon be able to measure the accumulated strain in an airplane, a bridge or a pipeline - or just about anything - over the…

Electronic skin points the way north

Researchers have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth’s magnetic field. As this e-skin is…

New ‘Quantum Sorter’ provides information on demand at the atomic scale

Radical techniques in electron microscopy could revolutionise studies in physics, biochemistry, materials and more.

EU US Roadmap Nanoinformatics 2030

Scientists with different scientific backgrounds, working in the field of nanotechnology, have cooperated with the main objective to provide as broad an overview as possible about the young and…

Silica paradox - scientists find a material that breaks modern chemistry laws

Scientists discovered ‘impossible’ modifications of silica coesite-IV and coesite-V - i.e., materials that are not supposed to exist.

New hyperbolic metamaterial allows greater flexibility of manipulating light-matter interactions at the nanoscale

Researchers have developed a version of a hyperbolical metamaterial in colloidal form. They may find applications in plasmon?enhanced spectroscopy, nanolasers, design of nonlinear phenomena,…

Next gen batteries possible with engineering breakthrough

Dramatically longer lasting, faster charging, and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible thanks to a three-dimensional cross-linked polymer sponge that attaches to the metal plating of a…

Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump

Scientists combine graphene foam, epoxy into tough, conductive composite.

Thermal nanotransistor can conduct heat away from electronic components

A new thermal transistor could help conduct heat away from delicate electronic components and also insulate them against chip and circuit failure.

Physicists discover a new way of resonance tuning for nonlinear optics

A research team has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells ‘meta-atoms’. Asymmetry of meta-atoms results in…

The slower they turn, the brighter they glow

Scientists have discovered that by combining copper with organic molecules, they can create metal complexes that exhibit photoluminescence. What?s more, by varying the sizes of those organic…

Scientists engineer a functional optical lens out of 2D materials

Researchers announced that they have constructed functional metalenses that are one-tenth to one-half the thickness of the wavelengths of light that they focus. Their metalenses, which were…

Nanotubes built from protein crystals: Breakthrough in biomolecular engineering

Scientists have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate the development of artificial…

When electric fields make spins swirl

Researchers report the discovery of small and ferroelectrically tunable skyrmions. This work introduces new compelling advantages that bring skyrmion research a step closer to application.

Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nanoparticles decoded

Aluminium alloys have unique material properties and are indispensable materials in aircraft manufacturing and space technology. With the help of high-resolution electron tomography, researchers have…

‘Waltzing’ nanoparticles could advance search for better drug delivery methods

Scientists watch the ‘swirling and spinning’ of therapeutic nanoparticles to better understand their cellular binding.

Using fine-tuning for record-breaking solar cell performance

Materials scientists have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells. Using a series of complex optimisations, they achieved certified power…

Moths and nanomagnets could save lives

Experimental therapy could repair mutations that cause genetic diseases.

Anticancer drugs to be delivered directly to cells by magnetic nanospring capsules

Scientists obtained nanosprings that may be used to develop nanorobots and targeted drug delivery agents.

Nanotribological printing - a novel 3D nanotechnology fabrication technique

A novel nanoscale additive manufacturing technique termed Nanotribological Printing creates structures through tribomechanical and tribochemical surface interactions at the contact between a…

Detecting light in a different dimension

Electrically conductive polymer nanostructures that are many times longer than they are wide make graphene a better light detector.

Resonant mechanism discovery could inspire ultra-thin acoustic absorbers

Scientists have discovered that the scales on moth wings vibrate and can absorb the sound frequencies used by bats for echolocation (biological sonar). The finding could help researchers develop…

Stealth-cap technology for light-emitting nanoparticles

Researchers succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. The team has developed upconverting nanoparticles that not only…

Tailoring the surface of carbon may hold the key to monitoring patient blood in real-time

Machine learning is increasing the pace of development of customised carbon surfaces with a wide variety of applications.

Researchers offer solution in fight against fake graphene

A lack of quality control in the graphene market has led to inferior products being touted as high-grade, so now a research team has developed a reliable way to test graphene quality.

From beaker to solved 3-D structure in minutes

Team uncovers a new and simple way to learn the structures of small molecules.

Scientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus

Researchers capture detailed images using electron-based imaging and computer simulations.

Simplifying life for diabetics with a nanotechnology breakthrough

Scientists have developed a means of printing transistor-based glucose sensors directly onto a catheter attached to a wearable pump. Diabetics can program the pump to deliver insulin and glucagon,…

Surfaces with controlled wettability to trap & identify molecules at trace concentrations

Scientists developed a technology for trapping and chemical analysis of organic and non-organic molecules at ultra low concentrations.

Ultra-thin transparent silver films for solar cells

Researchers have developed a new fabrication process for transparent ultra-thin silver films. The material may help build highly efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes.

New records in perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells through improved light management

Researchers fabricated an efficient perovskite/silicon tandem device whose silicon layer was etched on the back-side.

Molecules to the MAX! now available to stream

Molecules to the MAX!, an animated adventure aimed at exciting and educating kids about the world of atoms and molecules, is now available for streaming video from iTunes and Amazon.

New flexible, transparent, wearable biopatch, improves cellular observation, drug delivery

Minimally invasive patch delivers exact doses directly into cells, lessens pain, toxicity.

First-ever prostate cancer treatment uses gold nanoparticles to destroy tumorous cells

Researchers have begun a small clinical trial using gold nanoparticles that act as tumor-seeking missiles on a mission to remove prostate cancer.

Cellphone combined with nanotechnology to detect HIV viruses

Scientists have designed a portable and affordable mobile diagnostic tool, utilizing a cellphone and nanotechnology, with the ability to detect HIV viruses and monitor its management in resource-…

A new path through the looking-glass

Innovative experimental scheme can create tailor-made mirror molecules.

How to produce fluorescent nanoparticles for medical applications in a nuclear reactor

Scientists have developed a revolutionary method for the easy and inexpensive production of irradiated nanodiamonds and other nanomaterials suitable for use in highly sensitive diagnostics of…

Nature-inspired crystal structure predictor

Scientists found a way of improving the crystal structure prediction algorithms, making the discovery of new compounds multiple times faster.

Micropumps as a platform for understanding chemically propelled micromotors

Researchers investigate micropumps as a window into self-propelled micromotors and beyond. Their findings are important not only to harnessing the full potential of micro- and nanomotor technologies…

Nanoclusters on graphene make fast and powerful aqueous hybrid capacitor

This hybrid storage alternative shows power density 100 times faster than conventional batteries, allowing it to be charged within a few seconds. Hence, it is suitable for small portable electronic…

Directivity to improve optical devices

Researchers have demonstrated the use of algorithmic design to create a new type of nanophotonic structure.

Nanoscale process may speed arrival of cheaper hi-tech products

An inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles - such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests - has been developed by researchers.

Intense tests reveal elusive, complex form of common element

An unusually complex form of one of the most abundant chemical elements on Earth has been revealed in the lab for the first time.

New insulating state found in stretched graphene

Quantum simulations reveal that graphene undergoes an unexpected and potentially useful change in state when stretched.

Creating better devices: The etch stops here

A team of multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers have discovered a new, more precise, method to create nanoscale-size electromechanical devices.

Unlocking the secrets of metal-insulator transitions

X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy used to understand electrical conductivity transitions in magnetite.

Catalyzing CO2

New system opens the door to transforming CO2 into industrial fuels.

Do kitchen items shed antimicrobial nanoparticles after use?

Study finds very low amounts released after cutting, washing or scratching.

Healing kidneys with nanotechnology

Researchers describe a new method for treating and preventing acute kidney injury. Their technique involves the use of self-assembling nanostructures.

Pore size alone does not matter when biological nanopores act as sugar chain biosensors

The effectiveness of nanopore biosensors capable of identifying sugar chains from biological molecules involved in key biological processes also depends on the nanopore’s electrical charge and inner…

Powerful method probes small-molecule structures

For scientists to understand how therapeutic molecules work and how to design beneficial ones, they need to know the precise arrangement of atoms and chemical bonds. Now researchers have found a…

Hybrid Gantry Stage provides Precision XY/XYZ Motion with Linear Motors, Air Bearings, and Ball Bearings

PI’s new A-341 hybrid gantry XY/XYZ positioning stage provides the framework for controlled precise overhead motion that is often sought after for 3D printing, assembly, pick-and-place, alignment,…

Metallic nanocatalysts imitate the structure of enzymes

An international team of researchers has transferred certain structural characteristics of natural enzymes, which ensure particularly high catalytic activity, to metallic nanoparticles. The desired…

Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen levels anywhere in the body

New device could track oxygenation of healing wounds in real time.

Revealing the inner working of magnetic materials

Researchers describe what happens inside magnetic materials at high temperatures.

A burst of ‘synchronous’ light

Sandwich structure of nanocrystals as quantum light source.

Sunlight turns membrane into a self-cleaning, pollutant-eating powerhouse

Scientists have invented a membrane that, when exposed to sunlight, can clean itself and also actively degrade pollutants.

Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Engineers give organic photovoltaics new properties.

Researchers make movies of photochemistry in single nanoparticles

Researchers retooled an electron microscope to work with visible light and gas flow, making it possible to watch a photochemical reaction as it swept across a nanoparticle the size of a single cold…

Scientists shuffle the deck to create materials with new quantum behaviors

Generating complex multi-principle element transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) is essential for the future development of new generations of quantum, electronic, and energy conversion materials…

Powered by windows: enhanced power factor in transparent thermoelectric nanowire materials

A research group successfully developed a methodology for enhancing thermoelectric power factor while decreasing thermal conductivity. By introducing ZnO nanowires into ZnO films, the thermoelectric…

Dancing atoms in perovskite materials provide insight into how solar cells work

A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized ‘hot’ technology that would significantly…

Silver nanoparticles and boron nitride to help get rid of carbon monoxide emissions

Chemists have developed a new hybrid catalyst for carbon monoxide oxidation consisting of hexagonal boron nitride and silver nanoparticles. This material makes it possible to get a full conversion of…

3D-printed bionic mushrooms fuse nanotechnology, bacteria and fungi

Researchers take an ordinary white button mushroom and supercharge it with clusters of tightly-packed cyanobacteria and swirls of graphene nanoribbons to make electricity.

Filtering liquids with liquids saves electricity

Liquid-gated membrane filtration system improves industrial wastewater purification and saves energy.

Nanotechnology-based immunotherapy that promotes organ transplant acceptance

Researchers have developed a novel type of immunotherapy based on innovative nanotechnology that induces long-term organ transplant acceptance in mice. Their study could transform patient care and…

Engineers develop ultrathin, ultralight ‘nanocardboard’

Engineers have demonstrated a new material they call ‘nanocardboard’, an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square centimeter of nanocardboard weighs less than a thousandth of a…

New research center to explore spintronics materials for advanced computing

Advances in the materials needed for spintronics devices could enable new computational systems, including neuromorphic systems inspired by the human brain that promise to dramatically improve the…

Making steps toward improved data storage

Researchers map nanoscale changes in memory material.

Scientists to track the reaction of crystals to the electric field

An international team developed a new method for measuring the response of crystals on the electric field.

Physicists grow stable perovskite layers for high-performance solar cells

A new research report describes in detail how perovskites form and decay. The results could help produce high-performance solar cells in the future.

Beta-lead oxide quantum dots

In recent years, black-phosphorus-analogue (BPA) two-dimensional materials have been demonstrated to exhibit promising optoelectronic performances and distinguished ambient stabilities, holding…

Fire ant colonies could inspire molecular machines, swarming robots

Think of it as mathematics with a bite: Researchers have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts. The findings may help…

Graphene takes a step towards renewable fuel

Scientists are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic…

In tune with the heart of a copper atom

Scientists have developed a new technique to control the magnetism of a single copper atom, a technology that could one day allow individual atomic nuclei to store and process information.

Detecting E. coli strains using molecular electronics

Electrical engineers have adapted a molecular electronic device called a single-molecule break junction to detect RNA from strains of E. coli known for causing illness.

Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: ‘electron quantum metamaterials’

New materials are being synthesized by twisting and stacking atomically thin layers. To bring it all under one roof, physicists propose this field of research be called ‘electron quantum…

Researchers develop new technique to understand biology at the nanoscale

Researchers for the first time have shown that they can use electrical fields to gain valuable information about the tiny, floating vesicles that move around in animals and plants and are critically…

Standing in for a kidney, MXene materials could give dialysis patients the freedom to move

A type of two-dimensional layered material called MXene has emerged as a candidate to assist in replacing the body’s waste filtration system in wearable kidneys.

Successful kick off meeting for the new LIFE project NanoEXPLORE

The Life NanoEXPLORE project addresses current data gaps and barriers limiting the implementation of REACH regulation and the use of human bio-monitoring data in the protection of human health and…

Investigating single-atom catalysis for nitrogen reduction reaction

The ability to produce ammonia efficiently from air and water at room temperature and ambient pressure is of great interest in agriculture where it is used in fertilizers. In particular, the…

Novel MOF-based material cleans and splits water

Researchers have developed a photocatalytic system based on a material in the class of metal-organic frameworks. The system can be used to degrade pollutants present in water while simultaneously…

Nanoplatelets improve LCD and LED screens

Researchers have designed semiconductor nanoplatelets with a broadened range of colors to improve LCD and LED screens.

At the crossroads of nanotechnology and art: New DNA nanostructures

Researchers describe a method for coaxing segments of single-stranded DNA into complex 2- and 3D knotted structures.

Nanorobots propel through the eye

Scientists developed specially coated nanometer-sized vehicles that can be actively moved through dense tissue like the vitreous of the eye.

Spaced-out nanotwins make for stronger metals

Researchers have found a new way to use nanotwins - tiny linear boundaries in a metal’s atomic lattice that have identical crystalline structures on either side - to make stronger metals.

Disorder plays a key role in phase transitions of materials

Scientists discover that disorder is part of the structural transition of Vanadium Dioxide from an insulator state to a metallic state at extremely small time resolutions This provides a new…

Exploring the structure and properties of new graphene-like polymers

A new report describes the structural and physical properties of a group of two-dimensional materials based on polycyclic molecules called circulenes. The possibility of flexible design and variable…

A high-performance nanopowder facility for metal 3D printing

Spherical nanoparticles with a high content of dislocations (defects in the crystal and metal lattice) and with accumulated internal energy will significantly increase the chemical potential and…

Electronic highways on the nanoscale

For the first time, the targeted functionalization of carbon-based nanostructures allows the direct mapping of current paths, thereby paving the way for novel quantum devices.

In materials hit with light, individual atoms and vibrations take disorderly paths

Revealed for the first time by a new X-ray laser technique, their surprisingly unruly response has profound implications for designing and controlling materials.

Quantum on the edge: Light shines on new pathway for quantum technology

World-first demonstration of topologically protected biphoton states.

Materials engineers are developing environmentally friendly materials from nanofibers

Environmentally friendly materials for producing smart textiles from conductive graphene biopolymer nanofibrous fabrics.

MXene-CNT nanocomposite film blocks electromagnetic interference

Engineers use a cost-effective process to make strong, flexible films that allow light in but keep electromagnetic interference out.

Atoms use tunnels to escape graphene cover

Physicists have visualized for the first time how atoms behave in between graphene and a substrate. This insight could be instrumental for future implementations of industrial graphene production….

2D materials taking the edge off of nanoscale heat

Simulations of graphene-like nanoribbons show that small tweaks to their edge structures can drastically alter heat conduction.

Hairy nanotechnology provides green anti-scaling solution

A new type of cellulose nanoparticle is at the heart of a more effective and less environmentally damaging solution to one of the biggest challenges facing water-based industries: preventing the…

A new approach to liquid-repelling surfaces

Novel surface design overcomes problem of condensation that bedeviled previous systems.

Layered microchambers open a window for drug release

Tiny chambers opening under infrared light offer fine control for drug release and chemical sensing.

2-D magnetism: Atom-thick platforms for energy, information and computing research

Scientists say the tiny ‘spins’ of electrons show potential to one day support next-generation innovations in many fields.

Flexy, flat and functional magnets

An overview on the surprising features and enormous potentials of 2D magnetic van der Waals materials.

Nanostraws deliver molecules to human cells safely and efficiently

Researchers can design the perfect molecule to edit a gene, treat cancer or guide the development of a stem cell, but none of that will matter in the end if they can’t get their molecules into the…

Ultrasensitive toxic gas detector

Scientists have discovered a two-step sputtering and subsequent annealing treatment method to prepare vertically aligned WO3-CuO core-shell nanorod arrays which can detect toxic NH3 gas.

Eco-friendly waterproof polymer thin-films synthesized using novel method

Researchers have applied a novel method to control the wettability of polymeric substrates, which has numerous practical implications.

Five minutes in the life of a molecular shuttle

Scientists follow and operate one molecular shuttle-at-a-time, in real time, for several hundreds of cycles.

New digital tiles turn bedroom walls into cinema screens (w/video)

Researchers have developed a set of digital, ceramic tiles that can change colour, pattern, or play videos with a connected smartphone or tablet, turning a bedroom wall or ceiling into a giant cinema…

A bullet-proof nanowire heating pad

Researchers have made a wearable heater by modifying woven Kevlar fabric with nanowires that conduct and retain heat.

Laser-activated silk nanosealants outperform sutures for tissue repair

Researchers have developed laser-activated nanomaterials that integrate with wounded tissues to form seals that are superior to sutures for containing body fluids and preventing bacterial infection…

Don’t underestimate the force

Researchers discover weak chemical interactions hold together box of infinite possibilities.

Bose-Einstein condensate generated in space for the first time

Physicists put in place groundwork for accurately testing Einstein’s equivalence principle.

Making a transparent flexible material of silk and nanotubes

Engineeers find that nanotube interactions with silk fibroins hold the key to developing flexible, degradable electronics.

High Precision Multi-Axis Motion with Hexapod 6-Axis Systems - New 130 Page PI Catalog

PI’s new 130 page catalog provides background information and features a variety of Hexapod (Stewart-Platform) motion and positioning systems with 6 degrees of freedom and high resolution and…

Nanowire-based light detectors work like gecko ears

By structuring nanowires in a way that mimics geckos? ears, researchers have found a way to record the incoming angle of light. This technology could have applications in robotic vision, photography…

Tiny, pain free vaccinations - microneedles and nanoparticles

Microneedles can be used to deliver nanovaccines in a non-invasive and pain-free way and induce effective immune responses.

Scientists discover technique for manipulating magnets at nanoscale

Physicists have discovered a new way to control magnets at the nanometer scale by electric current. This breakthrough may pave the way for the next generation of energy-efficient computers and data…

High-loading graphene composites meet electronic industry’s metrics for thermal conductivity enhancement

Researchers investigated the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of epoxy composites with high loading fractions of graphene and h-BN fillers. They found that the graphene fillers…

Simple, mass production of giant vesicles using a porous silicone material

The technique involves adsorbing a lipid into a silicone porous material resembling a ‘marshmallow-like gel’ and then squeezing it out like a sponge by impregnating a buffer solution.

Crystal size of organic semiconductors can be controlled using inorganic polymer micropillar-based solution shearing system

Scientists have developed an inorganic polymer micropillar-based solution shearing system to increase the crystal size of an organic semiconductor with pillar size. Using this technique, the…

Novel quantum dots enhance cell imaging

A new type of molecular probe can measure and count RNA in cells and tissue without organic dyes. The probe is based on the conventional fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique, but it…

New platform based on biology and nanotechnology carries mRNA directly to target cells

Combined platform provides safe, effective passage for therapies treating cancer and other diseases.

Researchers create scalable platform for on-chip quantum emitters

Nanoscale light sources can now be created with unprecedented efficiency and precision, paving way for new developments in quantum computing and quantum cryptography.

Testing nanomedicine in space

Researchers investigated the potentially protective role of nanoceria against oxidative stress associated with microgravity and cosmic radiations in space. Their findings support the application of…

First single-photon source that works with atomic gases at room temperature

Researchers have developed a novel, promising variant of a light source for the smallest possible energy packages - a so-called single-photon source.

A USB stick? In the distant future, a little powder should suffice

Chemistry, biochemistry and computer science researchers have joined forces to look for new ways of storing data. In this research effort, they were inspired by nature, where genetic information is…

AI and NMR spectroscopy determine atoms configuration in record time

Scientists have developed a machine-learning approach that can be combined with experiments to determine, in record time, the location of atoms in powdered solids. Their method can be applied to…

New composite material that can cool itself down under extreme temperatures

A cutting-edge material, inspired by nature, can regulate its own temperature and could equally be used to treat burns and help space capsules withstand atmospheric forces.

Delivering pressure with an unconventional crystal interface

Defect engineering and heterogenous interface used to produce strains in emerging semiconductors.

Scientists form atomically flat tellurium

Two-dimensional element shows promise for solar cells and other optoelectronics.

Highly efficient wet-processed solar cells with molecules in the same orientation

This is the first study that effectively demonstrates a method of producing efficient organic solar cells using the wet processing method.

Nanocrystals arrange to improve electronics

Nanocrystals are promising building blocks for new and improved electronic devices, due to their size-tunable properties and ability to integrate into devices at low-cost.

Researchers switch material from one state to another with a single flash of light

Switches like this one, discovered with an ultrafast ?electron camera?, could offer a new, simple path to storing data in next-generation devices.

Photonic plasmon hook: scientists obtain a new class of curved beams for biosensors and nanoparticle control

A new class of curved plasmon beams named as a photonic hook plasmon can be used as a nanoparticle manipulator, as well as in biosensors to study substances in small volumes and plasmon microscopes…

A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor.

Scientists create new oil-resistant filter technology (w/video)

The new invention consists of a type of coating that produces thin films of water-loving, oil-repelling molecules on the surface of filter membranes. These metal oxide molecules grab onto any loose…

Light-bending tech shrinks kilometers-long radiation system to millimeter scale

The DESY accelerator facility in Hamburg, Germany, goes on for miles to host a particle making kilometer-long laps at almost the speed of light. Now researchers have shrunk such a facility to the…

Carbon nanotubes may give the world better batteries

Scientists’ method quenches lithium metal dendrites in batteries that charge faster, last longer.

Study breaks Förster resonant energy transfer (FRET) distance limit

Using engineered nanocomposite structures called metamaterials, a research team reports the ability to measure a significant increase in the energy transfer between molecules.

Spinning the light: The world’s smallest optical gyroscope

Engineers create an optical gyroscope smaller than a grain of rice.

Researchers discover directional and long-lived nanolight in a 2D material

Researchers have discover squeezed light at the nanoscale that propagates only in specific directions along thin slabs of molybdenum trioxide. Besides its unique directional character, this nanolight…

‘Cellular dust’ provides new hope for regenerative medicine

While stem cells have the most therapeutic potential, the benefits of regenerative medicine may best be mobilised using extracellular vesicles, also known in the past as ‘cellular dust’. A team of…

Revealing the mechanisms behind the enhancement of thermal properties of graphene nanofluids

Researchers describe and explain why dispersing graphene in a suitable solvent leads to the resulting nanofluid having much better thermal properties than the original liquid.

Just in time for Halloween: Brain-eating amoebae halted by silver nanoparticles

Scientists have developed silver nanoparticles coated with anti-seizure drugs that can kill brain-eating amoebae while sparing human cells.

Wood sponge soaks up oil from water

Researchers have created sponges made from wood that selectively absorb oil, and then can be squeezed out and used again.

Probing electronic properties to engineer new materials

Tinkering with the electronic and magnetic properties of new materials can improve the performance and capabilities of logic, memory and energy devices for next-generation technology.

Nanophotonics technology to allow 100-times-faster internet

Groundbreaking new technology could allow 100-times-faster internet by harnessing twisted light beams to carry more data and process it faster.

Researchers design ‘smart’ surfaces to repel everything but targeted beneficial exceptions

New surfaces create promise of safer implants, more accurate diagnostic tests.

How to mass produce cell-sized robots

Novel technique could lead to tiny, self-powered devices for environmental, industrial, or medical monitoring.

A molecular sensor for in-situ analysis of complex biological fluids

A molecular sensor with a microbead format for the rapid in-situ detection of harmful molecules in biological fluids or foods.

‘Mushrooms’ and ‘brushes’ help cancer-fighting nanoparticles survive in the body

Researchers find optimal polymer coating to preserve nanoparticles.

Where deep learning meets metamaterials

Researchers devise new approach to streamlining design of nanoscale building blocks with endless applications.

Deformation of nanotubes to control conductivity

Scientists have proved it possible to change the structural and conductive properties of nanotubes by stretching them.

Mussel-inspired defect engineering enhances the mechanical strength of graphene fibers

Researchers have applied polydopamine as an effective infiltrate binder to achieve high mechanical and electrical properties for graphene-based liquid crystalline fibers.

Extremely thin, stable, and bright: 2D materials for the photonics of tomorrow

Novel, atomically thin materials could be used in the future as energy-efficient and versatile light sources.

Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

Tiny device could replace expensive lab-scale equipment for many applications.

Tuneable emissive organic platform

Chemists have developed design guidelines for a type of material platform which can activate and adjust the light emission ability of organic molecules for lighting and display applications.

Physicists carry out quantum simulation of the physical effects of disorder in topological insulators

Scientists used experiments with ultra-cold atoms trapped and driven by lasers to create a new disorder-induced topological insulator.

Noble metal-free catalyst system as active as platinum

Researchers have discovered an alloy made up of five elements that is noble metal-free and as active as platinum.

Ferroelectricity – an 80-year-old mystery solved

Physical reality of the Preisach model for organic ferroelectrics.

Mystery of how black widow spiders create steel-strength silk webs further unravelled

Modified micelle theory may allow scientists to create equally strong synthetic materials.

Tiny electromechanical devices we use every day could be made from trees

Researchers describe how cellulose nanocrystals extracted from waste biomass can be used to produce functional MEMS devices with properties similar to those of silicon devices.

Nanosized ferroelectrics become a reality

Using ferroelectricity instead of magnetism in computer memory saves energy. If ferroelectric bits were nanosized, this would also save space.

Scientists make new ‘green’ electronic polymer-based films with protein nanowires

Scientists have produced a new class of electronic materials that may lead to a ‘green’, more sustainable future in biomedical and environmental sensing.

Electron microscope provides look inside organic chemical reaction

Recording video-movies of chemical reactions has been a dream of modern chemists; now it came true.

Understanding the building blocks for an electronic brain

Physicists are working on memristors, resistors with a memory, made from niobium-doped strontium titanate, which mimic how neurons work.

Anomalous Hall effect tested in defect-free thin-film magnetic semiconductor

An improved understanding of why electrons take a curved path through magnetic materials could aid the design of the electronic devices of tomorrow.

Placing atoms for optimum catalysts

Precise positioning of oxygens could help engineer faster, more efficient energy-relevant chemical transformations.

Study provides insight into how nanoparticles interact with biological systems

Findings can help scientists engineer nanoparticles that are ‘benign by design’.

Scientists find unusual behavior in topological material

Scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the atomic lattice of a well-known two-dimensional material.

Nanocages in the lab and in the computer: How DNA-based dendrimers transport nanoparticles

Physicists investigated methodologies to synthesize DNA-based dendrimers in the lab and to predict their behavior using detailed computer simulations.

Future data storage technology - Extremely small magnetic nanostructures with invisibility cloak imaged

By putting an ‘invisibility cloak’ over magnetic nanostructures, researchers wre able to reduce tha magnetic stray field in a fashion allowing for small yet mobile bits.

New machine learning framework could lead to breakthroughs in material design

A novel framework not only uses the machine learning in a unique fashion for the first time but it also dramatically accelerates the development of accurate computational models of materials.

What does graphene do in our lungs?

Researchers have conducted the first studies on a three-dimensional lung model to examine the behavior of graphene and graphene-like materials once they have been inhaled.

Carbon fiber can store energy in the body of a vehicle

A study has shown that carbon fibres can work as battery electrodes, storing energy directly. This opens up new opportunities for structural batteries, where the carbon fibre becomes part of the…

Taking steps toward a wearable artificial kidney

Researchers report a new urea sorbent based on MXene that could accelerate progress toward the development of a lightweight, wearable artificial kidney with the potential to make dialysis more…

On the way to new electronic materials with metal-organic networks

Scientists have developed and characterized a novel, metal-organic material which displays electrical properties mimicking those of highly crystalline silicon.

New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application

Researchers used oscillations from a microscopic beam of silicon to enable the nonlinear dynamics that allow neural networks to complete tasks ranging from processing image patterns to recognizing…

Ruthenium as a new nanocatalyst for obtaining hydrogen

Chemists have used catalysts with ruthenium nanoparticles to obtain hydrogen under the influence of visible light and UV radiation.

Toward unhackable communication: Single particles of light could bring the quantum internet

Hacker attacks on everything from social media accounts to government files could be largely prevented by the advent of quantum communication, which would use particles of light called photons to…

Exploring new spintronics device functionalities in graphene heterostructures

In new work, scientists show heterostructures built from graphene and topological insulators have strong, proximity induced spin-orbit coupling which can form the basis of novel information…

Study shows faster, scalable way to make molecular semiconductors

Recent work may enable scalable production of the nanoscale electrodes that are needed in order to explore molecules and exploit their behavior as potentially valuable electronic materials.

Blue phosphorus - mapped and measured for the first time

Until recently, the existence of blue phosphorus was pure theory: Now scientists examined samples of blue phosphorus for the first time and confirm via mapping of their electronic band structure that…

High entropy alloys hold the key to studying dislocation avalanches in metals

New research findings have made it possible to understand how dislocations organize and react at nanoscale.

Graphene expertise for touch screens with a twist

Bendable, rollable, scrunchable - touch screen technology is on the move, and the scope for flexibility is just one of the possibilities that has emerged. With its many exciting properties, graphene…

High-performance flexible transparent force touch sensor for wearable devices

Researchers reported a high-performance and transparent nanoforce touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite film.

Metal-organic frameworks: ready for electronics

Scientists have observed unequivocally for the first time band-like electron transport in an organic based material, a metal organic framework. This semiconducting behavior, together with its cost-…

Covalently modified two-dimensional arsenic for electronics

Scientists have introduced a new 2D material by successfully modifying arsenene (arsenic in a graphene-like structure) with chloromethylene groups.

New model helps define optimal temperature and pressure to forge nanodiamonds in an explosion

Researchers have developed a procedure and a computer model that can simulate the highly variable conditions of explosions on phenomenally short time scales.

Fluorine flows in, makes 2D material metal

By getting in the way, fluorine atoms help a two-dimensional material transform from a semiconductor to a metal in a way that could be highly useful for electronics and other applications.

Tri-layer silicene may beat bulk GaAs as high-efficiency photovoltaic absorber

In the past few years, monolayer and multilayer silicenes have been successfully grown on various metal substrates. Unfortunately, silicene on metal substrate generally exhibits metallic or semi-…

Perovskites - materials of the future in optical communication

Researchers have shown how an inorganic perovskite can be made into a cheap and efficient photodetector that transfers both text and music.

Artificial intelligence aids automatic monitoring of single molecules in cells

Researchers have developed an automated method of tracking single fluorescently labeled molecules in living cells, enabling large numbers of molecules to be analyzed and characterized rapidly and…

Disrupting crystalline order to restore superfluidity

Scientists disrupted crystalline order in a quantum system in a controlled manner by shining light on it that oscillates in time at a specific frequency.

Researchers quickly harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization

Efficient method for making single-atom-thick, wafer-scale materials opens up opportunities in flexible electronics.

Nanosurf User Meeting 2018

Join your fellow Nanosurf AFM users and take the opportunity to discuss applications, techniques, and breakthroughs with your peers from research, industry, and life science.

World’s fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

T-CUP makes it possible to see phenomena – and even light! – in extremely slow motion.

Light switch: Scientists develop method to control nanoscale manipulation in scanning tunneling microscopes

Scientists have taken a step toward faster and more advanced electronics by developing a way to better measure and manipulate conductive materials through scanning tunneling microscopy.

Scientists succeed in controlling the wettability of a nanofiber

Researchers succeeded to switch wettability of a nanofiber obtained out of polymers with piezoelectric properties. The time of response to an external trigger was shortened to a few seconds instead…

Graphene shows unique potential to exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications

A new review paper concludes that graphene offers a unique evolutionary pathway for next-generation communications.

Hidden gapless states on the path to semiconductor nanocrystals

When chemists were starting work on yet another material designed for the efficient production of nanocrystalline zinc oxide, they didn’t expect any surprises. They were greatly astonished when the…

Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air

Taking a page from green plants, new polymer ‘grows’ through a chemical reaction with carbon dioxide.

Optical and electronic excitations hybridize and flow together in novel topological insulator

For the first time, physicists have built a unique topological insulator in which optical and electronic excitations hybridize and flow together.

New half-light half-matter particles may hold the key to a computing revolution

Scientists have discovered new particles that could lie at the heart of a future technological revolution based on photonic circuitry, leading to superfast, light-based computing.

‘Fudge factors’ in physics?

What if your theory to model and predict the electronic structure of atoms isn’t accounting for dispersion energy? You come up with some ‘fudge factors’ to make it all work. But getting the right…

Ultrasmall targeted nanoparticles with engineered antibody fragments as an anti-cancer weapon

Scientists have equipped ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles with antibody fragments. These nanoparticles allow for renal clearance while achieving the specificity needed for efficient tumor targeting…

Medication you can wear

Novel polymer fibers can be equipped with drugs. The smart fibers recognize the need for therapy all by themselves and dose the active ingredients with precision and accuracy.

Microfluidic molecular exchanger helps control therapeutic cell manufacturing

Researchers have demonstrated an integrated technique for monitoring specific biomolecules - such as growth factors - that could indicate the health of living cell cultures produced for the…

Simple fabrication of full-color perovskite LEDs

A recent study has introduced a simple technique to extract the three primary colors (red, blue, green) from perovskite nanoparticles.

Fundamental research sheds light on new many-particle quantum physics in atomically thin semiconductors

Research on light-matter interaction could improve electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Synergy in two-dimensional materials and membranes research

Where researchers who worked with two-dimensional materials and those who worked with membranes were once separate, synergistic opportunities are resulting in exciting new developments.

Micro energy harvesters for the Internet of Things

Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators.

Efficient light conversion with perovskite nanocrystals

Researchers show that carrier multiplication exists in perovskite nanocrystals.

Stamp-sized graphene sheets riddled with holes could be boon for molecular separation

Fabrication technique could be integrated into manufacturing to make large-scale membranes.

Color-changing contact lens could enhance monitoring of eye disease treatments

Researchers have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help eye doctors and patients readily determine whether these medications are where…

Fighting forgetfulness with nanotechnology

An international team of researchers is working on a nanomedicine treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Heusler, Weyl and Berry

A new review paper about magnetic topological materials in the family of Heusler compounds explains the connection between topology, symmetry and magnetism at a level suitable for undergraduate…

Harvesting solar fuels through a bacterium’s unusual appetite for gold

The bacterium Moorella thermoacetica has an appetite for gold. And in exchange for this special treat, the bacterium has revealed a more efficient path to producing solar fuels through artificial…

Scientists forge ahead with electron microscopy to build quantum materials atom by atom

A novel technique that nudges single atoms to switch places within an atomically thin material could bring scientists another step closer to realizing theoretical physicist Richard Feynman’s vision…

Next-gen ultrafast optical fiber-based electron gun to reveal atomic motions during transition state

Ultrabright electron pulses and a streak camera will enable researchers to directly observe and capture atomic motions at surfaces and interfaces in real time.

Chemists create nanoreactors to synthesize organic substances under visible light

Hollow nanocubes of titanium dioxide with ultra-thin walls act like nanoreactors and provide for 28 fold more effective organic reactions at room temperature under the influence of visible light….

Unzip, turn around, rezip

Scientists have long known that double-stranded DNA can be unwound into single-stranded DNA by molecular motor proteins called helicases, just like pulling a zipper. But researchers have discovered…

Free online course on plasmonics - from fundamentals to modern applications

The course starts on edX on November 1st, 2018. Listeners will learn the latest achievements and modern applications about plasmonics.

Beware the fake graphene

A new study on worldwide graphene production shows unequivocally that the quality of the graphene produced in the world today is rather poor, not optimal for most applications, and most companies are…

Engineers build smallest integrated Kerr frequency comb generator

Low-power chip unites lasers and frequency combs for the first time and can be powered by an AAA battery, opening the door to portable devices for a wide range of applications from spectroscopy to…

Copper ions flow like liquid through crystalline structures

Atomic insights into superionic crystals could lead to safer, more efficient rechargeable batteries.

Study opens route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials

Cost-effective method produces semiconducting films from materials that outperform silicon.

Researchers uncover new insights about polymer nanoparticles

The team’s findings include properties such as surface mobility, glass transition temperature and elastic modulus.

A MOF rack for ammonia

Metal?organic framework as a robust material for the uptake and storage of ammonia at densities that come close to that of the liquefied gas.

Graphene controls surface magnetism at room temperature

Researchers found that the proximity effects of graphene on a magnetic semiconducting substrate affect the substrate’s magnetism down to several layers below the surface.

Novel method determines catalytic active sites using carbon nanotubes

Catalytic research has developed a new and more definitive way to determine the active site in a complex catalyst.

Nanoscale pillars as a building block for future information technology

Researchers propose a new device concept that can efficiently transfer the information carried by electron spin to light at room temperature - a stepping stone towards future information technology…

Nanopore technology with DNA computing easily detects microRNA patterns of lung cancer

Researchers have developed a simple technique that allows detection of two independent microRNAs as an early diagnosis marker of Small Cell Lung Cancer , which is very aggressive. In this technique,…

Atomically thin, part-organic semiconductor for bendable phones

Engineers have invented a semiconductor with organic and inorganic materials that can convert electricity into light very efficiently, and it is thin and flexible enough to help make devices such as…

Flexible piezoelectric acoustic sensors for speaker recognition (w/video)

Researchers fabricated a flexible piezoelectric membrane by mimicking the basilar membrane in the human cochlear. Resonant frequencies vibrate corresponding regions of the trapezoidal piezoelectric…

New spheres trick, trap and terminate water contaminant

Scientists have developed something akin to the Venus flytrap of particles for water remediation.

A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor.

How to make a lab-on-a-chip clear and biocompatibel with nanocoatings

Researchers streamline the design of microfluidic devices to be see-through to observe their inner workings.

Enhancement of piezoelectric properties in organic polymers all in the molecules

The inability to alter intrinsic piezoelectric behavior in organic polymers hampers their application in flexible, wearable and biocompatible devices, but now a molecular approach can improve those…

Plasmonic effect that allows nanocatalyst to work at lower energy

Nanoscientists have demonstrated a new catalyst that can convert ammonia into hydrogen fuel at ambient pressure using only light energy, mainly due to a plasmonic effect that makes the catalyst more…

Nanoparticles to treat snakebites

Scientists describe a new approach to treating snake bites, using nanoparticles to bind to venom toxins and prevent the spread of venom through the body.

Molecular multitools

Researchers have developed surfaces that can easily be patterned with different functionalities using visible light.

Extracting energy from a 60 nanometers thin layer

Scientists have demonstrated the viability of the direct piezoelectric effect in a thin film bismuth ferrite material for the first time.

Making a movie of nanocrystals’ structural evolution

Combined ultrafast snapshots suggest that the crystal symmetry of copper sulfide nanocrystals changes due to interactions between electrons and atoms vibrating in the crystal lattice - an…

New materials are powering the battery revolution

For the most part, advances in energy storage will rely on the continuing development of materials science, pushing the limits of performance of existing battery materials and developing entirely new…

Toughening up polymers with nanoparticles

Adding nanoparticles to a polymer matrix enhances the thermo-mechanical properties of the materials.

Measuring microviscosity inside cells

A rotating fluorescent molecule that stays brighter in more viscous environments could shed light on the inner workings of the cellular environment.

Nanostructured coatings deliver killing touch for bacteria

Tiny zinc oxide-based spikes that mimic natural antibacterial coatings puncture and damage microbial cell walls via oxidation.

A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data and advance AI

Researchers designed a new computer architecture with co-located memory and processing. In studies, their prototype ran 200 times faster than conventional computers.

Unmasking corrosion to design better protective thin films for metals

Researchers from three universities team up to analyze oxide films at atomic level.

Flowing salt water over this super-hydrophobic surface can generate electricity

Engineers have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can be used to generate electrical voltage. When salt water flows over this specially patterned surface, it can produce at least 50

Neuristor circuits could lead to more energy-efficient computing

Scientists are developing ‘neuristor’ circuits that behave similarly to biological neurons in the human brain, which can perform complex computations using an incredibly small amount of power.

Non-destructive nanotechnology diagnostics for artwork restoration

Recent publications describe a new, fast and non-invasive diagnostic tool for the conservation of artworks, capable of detecting signs of degradation in oil paintings and plastic-based sculptures….

Revolutionary ultra-thin metalens enables full-color imaging

Flat, micron-thick lens offers performance comparable to top-of-the-line compound lens systems; could drastically reduce the size and weight of any optical instruments used for imaging, including…

Emissions-free molecular energy system saves heat from the summer sun for winter

Macroscopic heat release in a molecular solar thermal energy storage system.

Nanoradiators allow precise optical manipulation of nanoparticles (w/video)

Researchers have developed a new type of optical manipulation method to achieve versatile manipulation of objects with different sizes and types using optical heating. In this new technique,…

Topological material shows superconductivity…and not just at its surface

Scientists demonstrate a new property of topological materials: the non-superconducting material bismuth shows lossless current conduction.

Transition metal dichalcogenides could increase computer speed, memory by a million times

Transition metal dichalcogenides possess optical properties that could be used to make computers run a million times faster and store information a million times more energy-efficiently.

The promise of deep grooves

The materials synthesis method known as sequential infiltration synthesis, or SIS, has the potential to improve not only chip manufacturing but also things like hard drive storage, solar cell…

Imaging accumulated charges at solid-electrolyte interfaces

Researchers develop microscopy technique for three-dimensional visualization of interfacial charge distributions.

New concept to cool boiling surface may help prevent nuclear power plant accidents

Study finds that boiling heat transfer was much more favorable with a new concept that involves coating the hot surface using nanoscale bimorphs.

Single atoms break carbon’s strongest bond

Scientists discovered that single atoms of platinum can break the bond between carbon and fluorine, one of the strongest known chemical bonds.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 for optical tweezers

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the NobelPrize in Physics 2018 ‘for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics’.

XY Positioning Table w/Linear Motors and Encoders Provides High Accuracy and Velocity

The V-738 XY linear translation stage is a computer controllable, two axis high-precision, positioning system with a clear aperture.

Simulations show new phenomenon with nanopore DNA sequencing

Using supercomputers, scientists found a surprising amount of water compression at the nanoscale. These findings could help advance medical diagnostics through creation of nanoscale systems that…

Red glow helps identify nanoparticles for delivering RNA therapies

A new screening process could dramatically accelerate the identification of nanoparticles suitable for delivering therapeutic RNA into living cells.

Coming soon to exascale computing: Software for chemistry of catalysis

A new 4-year project aims to develop software that will bring the power of exascale computers to the computational study and design of catalytic materials.

3-D bioprinting of living structures with built-in chemical sensors

Researchers have implemented oxygen sensitive nanoparticles into a gel material that can be used for 3D printing of complex, biofilm and tissue like structures harboring living cells as well as built…

Chemists develop highly porous material, more precious than diamonds

DUT-60 is a new crystalline framework with the world’s highest specific surface and the highest specific pore volume measured so far among all known crystalline framework materials.

Keeping our cells stable: A closer look at microtubules

Researchers have used cryo-electron microscopy to shed light on how a certain protein keeps microtubules stable, and regulates microtubule-based transport within cells.

Nanoparticles show promise in therapy for triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers found by encapsulating medication use nanoparticles, treatment is more effective in triple-negative breast cancer cells.

Eco-friendly nanoparticles for artificial photosynthesis

Researchers have developed a nanoparticle type for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by adding zinc sulfide on the surface of indium-based quantum dots. These quantum dots produce clean hydrogen…

Machine learning helps improving photonic nanostructures

Nanostructures can increase the sensitivity of optical sensors enormously - provided that the geometry meets certain conditions and matches the wavelength of the incident light.

New, highly stable catalyst may help turn water into fuel

Researchers report a new hydrogen-generating catalyst that clears many of the obstacles- abundance, stability in acid conditions and efficiency.

Composite significantly reduces electromagnetic pollution

Scientists have synthesized PANI/Zn ferrite composites which have shown excellent microwave absorption performance.

Polymer coating cools down buildings

Engineers make white paint whiter - and cooler - by removing white pigment and invent a polymer coating, with nano-to-microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated…

How swarms of nanomachines could improve the efficiency of any machine

Researchers are studying the thermodynamics of small nanomachines only consisting of a few atoms. They outline how these small machines behave in concert.

New method could show how aging affects nanomaterials’ properties

A combination of gamma ray spectroscopy and ‘center of gravity’ allows researchers to assess the quality of iron oxide samples, potentially providing a way to understand their effects on patient…

Nanotechnology-enabled devices could soon tap their owners as a battery source

Scientists came up with an innovative solution for powering the next generation of electronic devices by using Triboelectric Nanogenerators (TENGs). Along with human movements, TENGs can capture…

Desiging a self-folding metamaterial

Physicists have designed a metamaterial structure that folds itself up in several steps.

A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor.

Spheres can make concrete leaner, greener

Scientists have developed micron-sized calcium silicate spheres that could lead to stronger and greener concrete, the world?s most-used synthetic material.

‘Paintable’ chemotherapy shrinks skin tumors in mice

Researchers have taken the first steps in developing a chemotherapy for melanoma that can be ‘painted’ directly on the skin, rather than injected or taken orally.

Oxygen vs. nanochip: Scientists show vulnerability of a promising 2D semiconductor to air

Researchers have managed to trace in details the structural changes of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide under long-term environmental impact. The new data narrows the scope of its potential…

Study demonstrates new mechanism for developing electronic devices

Scientists have demonstrated a new mechanism that can potentially allow the control of electrons on the nanometer spatial scale and femtosecond temporal scales using light.

Chemical engineers functionalize boron nitride with other nanosystems

Researchers unlock potential for improving composite material.

Multimodal imaging shows strain can drive chemistry in a photovoltaic material

A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has allowed researchers to solve a longstanding debate about the properties of a promising material that can harvest energy from…

Heterometallic copper-aluminum super atom discovered

On the outside, the cluster made of 55 copper and aluminum atoms looks like a crystal, but chemically it has the properties of an atom. The heterometallic superatom provides the prerequisites for…

Oxide materials discovery may advance electronic device development

Materials scientists have made a breakthrough discovery in the study of oxide heterostructures, substances that have the potential to revolutionize advanced electronics, memory technologies and…

Study of tiny vortices could lead to new self-healing materials, other advances

Scientists hope that tiny vortices, driven by various magnetic fields, will be able to move microscopic particles.

A nanoglazed facade that is a power plant and a guarantee

A new building facade produces more energy than the unit needs over the course of the year.

New study sheds light on - and through - 2D materials

High-performance computing helps to survey optical qualities of atom-thick materials for optoelectronics.

New insight into properties of polymer nanoparticles

Researchers have uncovered new insights about polymer nanoparticles including properties such as surface mobility, glass transition temperature and elastic modulus.

Robotic electronic skin made from spray-coated tactile sensor

A research team has reported a stretchable pressure insensitive strain sensor by using an all solution-based process.

Breakthrough in blending metals on the atomic scale

Precise control of multimetallic one-nanometer cluster formation achieved.

Reconstructing healthy liver cells using a nanomaterial-based matrix

A team of pharmaceutical scientists and clinicians have developed a nanomaterial-based hydrogel that encourages amniotic epithelial cells (a type of stem cell) to grow into mature liver cells.

DNA-based nanocomposite hydrogel as a potent injectable drug delivery platform

Investigating the potential of DNA to form self-assembled injectable hydrogels via physical crosslinking with silicate nanodisks, researchers have utilized DNA as a high molecular weight polymeric…

‘Pinning down’ how salty droplets dry

Artificial control over drying pattern morphology for droplets of salt solutions on surfaces.

New nanotherapy offers hope in treating drug-resistant renal cell carcinoma

Scientists have developed a nanoplatform technology that works in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs that may reverse drug-resistance in renal cell carcinoma.

Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology

Researchers develop antennas made from mxene ‘spray paint’.

Viral RNA sensing

Optical detection of picomolar concentrations of RNA using switches in plasmonic chirality.

‘Papertronics’ could fold, biodegrade and be the basis for the next generation of devices

Instead of adding more trash to the ever-growing piles of electroic waste, researchers are looking to the emerging field of paper-based electronics - known as papertronics. They?re flexible - even…

Ultrathin organic photodetectors put wearable diagnostics at one?s fingertips

A polymer that maintains its light-sensing capabilities while wrapped around a fingertip could be used in low-cost diagnostic devices that are comfortable to wear.

Two-dimensional multibit optoelectronic memory

Scientists have developed multibit optoelectronic memory using a heterostructure made of two-dimensional (2D) materials for next generation devices.

Graphene bilayer provides efficient transport and control of spins

Physicists have have built an optimized bilayer graphene device which displays both long spin lifetimes and electrically controllable spin-lifetime anisotropy. It has the potential for practical…

Quick and not-so-dirty: A rapid nano-filter for clean water

Liquid metal-based innovation can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology.

Scientists develop 2D materials capable of having magnetism

An international team of physicists and chemists have been able to create materials similar to graphene from a molecular synthesis. These are MUV-1, robust materials with great chemical versatility…

Nanotechnology applications for food contact materials

Nanomaterials can improve the properties of food contact materials. Innovations of this kind are of particular interest for food packaging made out of plastic materials. The purpose of their use is…

Interfacial engineering core@shell nanoparticles for active and selective direct H2O2 generation

In a review article, scientists present the latest advances in direct H2O2 generation.

How long does a quantum jump take?

With the help of sophisticated experiments and calculations, it has now become possible to measure the duration of the famous photoelectric effect.

New nanoparticle superstructures made from pyramid-shaped building blocks

Researchers have assembled complex macroscale superstructures from pyramid-shaped nanoparticle building blocks. This research demonstrates a promising new way to bring the useful properties of…

Diatom microbubble scrubber destroys dangerous biofilms (w/video)

Researchers have developed a system that harnesses the power of bubbles to propel tiny particles through the surfaces of these tough films and deliver an antiseptic deathblow to the microbes living…

Engineers develop method for controlling nanomotors (w/video)

Breakthrough for nanotechnology as engineers develop first method for switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors.

Nanocomposite fiber optic sensor measures tiny magnetic fields

New technology is sensitive enough to detect magnetic fields from the brain and heart.

Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator

Inspired by origami, researchers have devised a solar steam generator that approaches 100 percent efficiency for the production of clean water.

Snooker in the live cell

Multi-directional activity control of cellular processes as a new tool.

Graphene tunnelling junctions: beyond the breaking point

Scientists tudied the charge transport in a novel system, the ‘graphene mechanical break junction’ ,which for the first time allowed direct experimental observation of quantum interference effects in…

Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing

Engineers have used a unique set of state-of-the-art imaging techniques to discover how calcium carbonate nanoparticles nucleate, which is important for those manufacturing the carbonate…

Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing

Researchers demonstrate a photoresponsive film processing technique that balances morphological properties with electronic performance.

Light provides spin

Scientists decipher the dynamics of electrons in perovskite crystals.

Device uses graphene plasmons to convert mid-infrared light to electrical signals

A team of researchers has developed a device that uses the material graphene to detect mid-infrared light and efficiently convert it to electrical signal at room temperature. It?s a breakthrough that…

Using donut-shaped lithium sulfide for higher performing batteries

Researchers have developed a lithium-sulfur battery with a doughnut-shaped active material structure showing a record lifecycle of over 600 cycles.

Two quantum dots are better than one: Using one dot to sense changes in another

Researchers fabricate the first nanoelectronic device that can detect single-electron events in a target quantum dot using a second dot as a sensor.

Scientists use artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials

Predicting the stability of materials is a central problem in materials science, physics and chemistry. Now, researchers are training artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials.

Greater than the sum of its parts

Scientists are combining existing theories to form a more general theory of electrochemistry that predicts unexplained behavior.

Extremely small and fast: Laser ignites hot plasma

Physicists observe plasma acceleration with unprecedented precision at the nanoscale.

Nanomembranes turn your skin into a loudspeaker

Researchers haev developed ultrathin, transparent, and conductive hybrid nanomembranes with nanoscale thickness. They demonstrated their nanomembrane by making it into a loudspeaker that can be…

Nanotechnology based drug delivery systems for nanomedicine

Development of an effective approach for delivering a new drug is as important as inventing a new drug. Even if a developed new drug has excellent pharmacokinetic and therapeutic properties, it shows…

Sophisticated nanostructure for solar cells: Rough optics, smooth surface

Thin-film solar cells made of crystalline silicon are inexpensive and achieve efficiencies of a good 14 percent. However, they could do even better if their shiny surfaces reflected less light.

Clarified why some nanoparticles pass through nanopores whereas other smaller ones do not

A study has determined the link between the size and elasticity of soft nanoparticles which allows them to translocate or otherwise.

Modeling crystal behavior: Towards answers in self-organization

Researchers have created a model based on the conflict between different lattice interactions.

Graphene helps protect photocathodes for physics experiments

Graphene comes up big to increase the lifetime of photocathodes, which convert light to electricity in accelerators and other physics experiments.

Nanomaterials design beyond the limit of geometrical symmetry

Scientists have theoretically demonstrated that special tetrahedron nanostructures composed of certain metals have a higher degree of symmetry than the geometrical symmetry of spherical atoms….

World’s first passive anti-frosting surface fights ice with ice

Study provides proof of concept for keeping surfaces 90 percent dry and frost free indefinitely - without chemicals or energy inputs.

Exploring how DNA can enable the rational design of nanomaterials

Why is DNA attractive for the self-assembly of new nanoscale materials?

Understanding surface science to manufacture quality cosmetics

Scientists examined the rates of liquid penetration on rough or patterned surfaces, especially those with pores or cavities. Their findings provide important insights into the development of everyday…

Researchers perfectly transfer nanowires onto a flexible substrate

A research team succeeded in developing nanowire-transfer technology that is expected to enhance the existing chemical reaction-based nanowire fabrication technology that has this far showed low…

2D material produces highest ever signals for human embryonic stem cell detection

Researchers have developed a way to achieve an ultra-high bioelectric signal from human embryonic stem cells using direct current-voltage measurements facilitated by few-layered 2D molybdenum…

New Combustion Synthesis Research Facility heats up high-throughput manufacturing of nanomaterials

Argonne National Laboratory’s Combustion Synthesis Research Facility leverages the power of science and engineering to deliver significant process improvement insights for manufacturers of powder-…

Nanoparticles with shell structure absorb light from all directions

Researchers have used complex geometry to develop tiny shell-shaped coverings that can increase the efficiency and speed of photodetectors.

Seeing between the atoms

New detector enables electron microscope imaging at record-breaking resolution.

A new scientific field: Quantum metamaterials

Groundbreaking experiment applying metamaterials to quantum optics paves the way for new interdisciplinary area.

All-in-one light-driven water splitting with a novel nanocatalyst

A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown to facilitate all the reactions needed for artificial photosynthesis.

Laser sintering optimized for printed electronics

New study sheds (laser) light on the best means of laying down thin-film circuitry.

Scientists study light to create technologies of the future

Scientists predict new optical effects in light beams which in perspective will help create technologies of the future, and even reveal cancer in early stages.

An almost perfect material for research into quantum effects

Researchers have successfully developed nanowires allowing individual electrons to be captured by a quantum dot on which superconductivity can take place.

The rise of phosphorene analogue optoelectronic materials

Black phosphorus (BP or phosphorene), a novel two-dimensional semiconducting material, has gained tremendous attention because of its intriguing properties, such as ON/OFF ratio, high carrier…

Scaling up single-crystal graphene to over a foot long

The novel method, which produces a single layer of graphene, relies on harnessing a ‘survival of the fittest’ competition among graphene crystals.

Nano-sandwiching improves heat transfer, prevents overheating in nanoelectronics

Sandwiching two-dimensional materials used in nanoelectronic devices between their three-dimensional silicon bases and an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide can significantly reduce the risk of…

Enabling ‘internet of photonic things’ with miniature sensors

Whispering gallery mode resonators recorded real-time temperature data and, mounted on a drone, mapped temperature distribution.

Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision….

Scientists discover a ‘tuneable’ novel quantum state of matter

Scientists demonstrate quantum-level control of an exotic topological quantum magnet.

A wearable device for regrowing hair

Researchers have developed a flexible, wearable photostimulator that speeds up hair growth in mice.

Detecting hydrogen using the extraordinary hall effect in cobalt-palladium thin films

Researchers have conducted the first systematic study of hydrogen detection through Extraordinary Hall Effect in CoPd alloy thin films. The technique could improve hydrogen’s safety and efficiency as…

How medicine literally gets under your skin with nanocontainers

Researchers are developing nano-containers for therapeutic agents that can be controlled by light.

Probing individual edge states with unprecedented precision

A new technique makes it possible to obtain an individual fingerprint of the current-carrying edge states occurring in novel materials such as topological insulators or 2D materials.

Researchers speed up 3D-printing with nanodiamonds

Researchers have developed a plastic material suitable for consumer and industrial use, enabling faster 3D printing and improving the mechanical durability of the printouts.

Bismuth shows novel conducting properties

New work establishes bismuth as a higher-order topological insulator and opens the way to identify new ones.

Shrinking semiconductor lasers to the nanoscale

An ultracompact laser has been made using semiconductor nanoscale columns.

Another step closer to tunable liquids

By investigating the influence of electric fields on liquids, scientists could develop a new technique for controlling their friction and adhesive properties.

Stepping up water splitting with nanostructured cobalt phosphides

Cheap and accessible cobalt-based catalysts could fast-track the industrial-scale production of hydrogen from water.

Predicting diffusion data

A high-throughput computer model predicts diffusion data for the transport of light elements within solids.

Bringing the power of nanotechnology to particle physics

Researchers are using nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation produced in high-energy physics experiments.

Engineers protect artifacts by graphene gilding

Inspired by ancient gilding processes, engineers have added a single layer of graphene on top of metal leaves, thereby doubling the protective quality of gilding against wear and tear.

Magnetization in small components can now be filmed in the laboratory

Technique for imaging magnetization dynamics developed in a joint project.

Breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Engineers have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation is portable,…

Carbon nanodots do an ultrafine job with in vitro lung tissue

New work with carbon nanodots seeks to provide the first model of how ultrafine carbon-based particles interact with the lung tissues.

Scientists have discovered a novel color-generation mechanism in nature

Similar structures could one day be used for brighter cosmetics and better fibre optics.

A one-size-fits-all master equation could pave the way towards better design of 2D material electronics

By employing a rigorous theoretical analysis, researchers have developed a new theory to describe different variants of 2D-material-based Schottky diodes under a unifying framework.

160 Page Catalog on Piezo Linear Motors, Rotation Stages, and Multi-Axis Motion Systems

PI’s new comprehensive piezo motor solutions catalog covers a large number of linear, rotary, and multi-axis motion systems based on a variety of piezo motor types along with their appropriate…

Diamond dust enables low-cost, high-efficiency magnetic field detection

The technology could revolutionize how we measure the magnetic fields that flow through our electronics, our planet, and even our bodies.

Graphene enables clock rates in the terahertz range

Scientists have now shown for the first time that graphene can actually convert electronic signals with frequencies in the gigahertz range - which correspond to today’s clock rates - extremely…

Researchers discover how caged molecules ‘rattle and sing’

Breakthrough discovery could improve production of fuels and chemicals.

First truly black solar modules roll off industrial production line

Joint European research and development team shows that black silicon with reflectance below 1% is ready for industrial solar panel production.

Novel cascadable magnetic majority gate that is based on magnetic tunneling junctions

For the first time, complete logic family have been implemented in very straightforward ways.

Researchers develop a solid material with mobile nanoparticles that react to the environment

A new ‘active nanocomposite’ is teeming with motion: small particles connect or separate, thus changing the color of the entire material.

Golden sandwich could make the world more sustainable

Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more…

Algorithm accurately predicts how electromagnetic waves and magnetic materials interact

Computational tool allows for the development of next-generation communications devices.

Understanding origami in 2D materials

Researchers have been studying the folding of 2D materials at the level of single atomic sheets and discovered completely new bending behaviour which is forcing us to look again at how materials…

Nanoparticles improve smart-window energy efficiency

A new process synthesizes vanadium dioxide nanoparticles that makes manufacturing energy-efficient smart windows economical.

Getting an up-close, 3D view of gold nanostars

Scientists can now measure 3-D structures of tiny particles with properties that hold promise for advanced sensors and diagnostics.

Nanoparticles form supercrystals under pressure

Investigations may lead to easier ways to synthesise nanoparticle supercrystals.

Single molecule control for a millionth of a billionth of a second

Physicists have discovered how to manipulate and control individual molecules for a millionth of a billionth of a second, after being intrigued by some seemingly odd results.

Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer cells

Scientists develop a new device for metronomic photodynamic therapy to facilitate a minimally-invasive and effective cancer treatment in delicate organs.

Artificial synaptic device simulating the function of human brain

A research team has succeeded in developing an artificial synaptic device that mimics the function of the nerve cells (neurons) and synapses that are response for memory in human brains.

Researchers study bismuth films to develop electromagnetic radiation protection shields

Bismuth is a heavy metal with high density and big number of shell electrons. This makes it analogous to such widely used materials as lead. However, in the ratio of the protection efficiency to mass…

Scaling up single-crystal graphene

New method can make films of atomically thin carbon that are over a foot long.

New electron glasses sharpen view of atomic-scale features

A new approach to atom probe tomography promises more precise and accurate measurements vital to semiconductors used in computers, lasers, detectors, and more.

Tuning terahertz beams with nanoparticles

Scientists uncover a way to control terahertz radiation using tiny engineered particles in a magnetic field, potentially opening the doors for better medical and environmental sensors.

Carbon nanotubes give two excitons for the price of one

Efficient generation of photon pairs from modified carbon nanotubes shows path to new types of light sources.

First ever large-scale 2D surface deposition of piezoelectric material

Researchers have developed a revolutionary method to ‘print’ large-scale sheets of two dimensional piezoelectric material, opening new opportunities for piezo-sensors and energy harvesting.

Researchers use silicon nanoparticles for enhancing solar cells efficiency

An international research group improved perovskite solar cells efficiency by using materials with better light absorption properties. For the first time, researchers used silicon nanoparticles….

Cooling in color

Recently developed concepts in photonic designs and meta- and nanomaterials have improved the effectiveness of passive radiative coolers that function in the daytime. Whereas all of these radiative…

Novel 3D nanoprinted polymer lenses for X-ray microscopes

Scientists have invented a new and cost-effective method for making X-ray lenses with nanometer-sized features and excellent focusing capabilities.

Why size matters for gold as a catalyst

Advanced microscopy study reveals insights into the catalytic activity of gold nanoparticles.

Heat transfer surprise could lead to thermal transistors

As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances.

Researchers confirm improved theory of atomic nucleus by measuring nuclear radii

Physicists have performed laser spectroscopy on cadmium isotopes to confirm an improved model of the atomic nucleus. It has been developed to describe the exceptional behaviour of the radii of…

A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

Scientists report that they have found a way to encapsulate micromotors into pills. The pill’s coating protects the devices as they traverse the digestive system prior to releasing their drug cargo…

Controlling light at the nanoscale with graphene

Researchers are developing ways to use graphene efficiently in novel optical technologies with potential applications in medical imaging, biosensing, signal processing and computing.

2D atomic crystals probe: how hot it is in a plasmonic ‘hotspot’

Scientists have developed a quantitative SERS technique to probe the maximum plasmonic fields before effects such as electron tunneling become dominant.

Scientists probe molecular limits of plasmonics

Optical effect detailed in organic molecules with fewer than 50 atoms.

Ion generation and ion trapping in liquid crystals by means of nanomaterials

The reorientation of elongated liquid crystalline molecules under the action of the applied electric field is a major physical effect enabling the use of liquid crystals in a variety of applications…

Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electronics

Atomic physicists have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics that is increasingly relevant thanks to Silicon Valley’s inexorable quest for…

Measuring the nanoworld

Researchers establish a benchmark for accurate determination of internal dimensions within individual molecules .

Peering into private life of atomic clusters - using the world’s tiniest test tubes

Having already succeeded in ‘filming’ inter-molecular chemical reactions - using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool - researchers have now…

Tilted pulses

Physicists have produced extremely short and specifically-shaped electron pulses for materials studies in the femtosecond and attosecond range.

Researchers grow blood vessels with 2D nanosilicates

Researchers have developed a clay-based platform to deliver therapeutic proteins to the body to assist with the formation of blood vessels.

Hierarchical 3D-printing of nanoporous gold could ‘revolutionize’ electrochemical reactor design

Scientists report on the hierarchical 3D printing of nanoporous gold, a proof of concept that could revolutionize the design of chemical reactors.

Terahertz spectroscopy enters the single-molecule regime

Researchers showed that long-wavelength terahertz spectroscopy can detect motion of single molecules, not just molecular ensembles. They used a single-molecule transistor design, where pairs of metal…

Neutrophil nanosponges soak up proteins that promote rheumatoid arthritis

Engineers have developed neutrophil nanosponges that can safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play a role in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.

Graphene applications for bioelectronics and neuroprosthetics

Graphene bioelectronics has become a ground-breaking field that offers exciting opportunities for developing new kinds of sensors capable of establishing outstanding interfaces with soft tissue….

2D material cannibalizes itself for atomic building blocks

Scientists induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic ‘building blocks’ from which stable structures formed.

Watching atoms and electrons at work

Layered crystals are used worldwide as a basis for exploring the nano-cosmos.

Dual-layer solar cell sets record for efficiently generating power

Materials scientists have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design.

Sampling for nanomaterial workplace exposure in the air and on surfaces

A new reports provides an assessment of methods of sampling and characterizing engineered nanomaterials in the air and on surfaces in the workplace.

Introducing high-performance non-fullerene organic solar cells

Researchers have introduced a novel method that can solve issues associated with the thickness of the photoactive layers in organic solar cells.

3D-printing colloidal crystals

Engineers have united the principles of self-assembly and 3-D printing using a new technique.

Nanotechnology makes for better hair care products and textile microfibers

Nanotechnology researchers now have developed a natural and non-damaging hair surface engineering technique for making hair coloring formulations that do not use any chemical reactions but instead…

Tuning into the potential of phosphorene

Better understanding of the wetting characteristics of phosphorene could pave the way for new applications in biological engineering.

Charged polymer nanoballs attack tumors directly, without drugs

By using nanosized charged polymer balls to attack tumors directly rather than carry drugs, researchers have found a way to overcome drug resistance.

Boron nitride separation process could facilitate higher efficiency solar cells

A team of semiconductor researchers has used a boron nitride separation layer to grow indium gallium nitride (InGaN) solar cells that were then lifted off their original sapphire substrate and placed…

Building miniature lasers using nanowire

Researchers have built a miniature laser in the form of a nanowire. It’s the uniformity of the superlattice of the nanowire that makes this miniature laser exceptional.

International nanotechnology authorities dialogue

At this recent meeting, environmental, health and workers protection authorities as well as industry, science and civil society organisations discussed current topics in the area of nano governance…

Watching 2D materials grow

Atomically thin crystals will play an ever greater role in future – but how can their crystallisation process be controlled? A new method is now opening up new possibilities.

Environmentally friendly photoluminescent nanoparticles for more vivid display colors

Researchers created a new type of light-emitting nanoparticle that is made of ternary non-toxic semiconductors to help create displays and LED lighting with better colors that are more…

Friction loss at first contact: The material does not forgive

The exact cause of wear is still unclear. Scientists recently proved that the effect occurs at the first contact already and always takes place at the same point of the material. Their findings help…

Science behind world’s lightest graphene watch revealed

The RM 50-03 watch was made using a unique composite incorporating graphene to manufacture a strong but lightweight new case to house the watch mechanism which weighed just 40 grams in total,…

All that is (nano)gold is not biochemically stable

Researchers stumble upon the lesson that typically stable gold nanoparticles can’t always be trusted.

Electric polarization in the macroscopic world and electrons moving at atomic scales

Femtosecond x-ray experiments in combination with a new theoretical approach establish a direct connection between electric properties in the macroscopic world and electron motions on the time and…

FeCo-selenide – Next-generation material in energy storage devices?

Researchers have fabricated an asymmetric supercapacitor based on FeCo-selenide nanosheet arrays as positive electrode and Fe2O3 nanorod arrays as negative electrode.

Researchers develop a method for cloaking nano-sensors for optics and biomedicine

Researchers have developed a model of a new metamaterial, which will improve the accuracy of nano-sensors in optics and biomedicine by cloaking them from external radiation.

Researchers reveal the growth of graphene near polycrystalline substrate grain boundaries

Scientists have shown how the morphological structure of a catalytic substrate influences the growth of graphene on it. This provides more guidance on the synthesis of high-quality graphene with less…

Nanocrystals pave the way for new design of digital devices

Researchers have developed a tiny electrical circuit that may enable an entirely new design of digital devices.

All wired up: New molecular wires for single-molecule electronic devices

Scientists have designed a new type of molecular wire doped with organometallic ruthenium to achieve unprecedentedly higher conductance than earlier molecular wires.

A novel DNA-nanoparticle actuator system

Researchers have developed a novel nanoactuator system, where conformation of biomolecule can be tuned by electric field and probed using optical properties of gold nanoparticle.

Carbon in color: First-ever colored thin films of nanotubes created

A novel method can produce large quantities of pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes in select shades of the rainbow. The secret is a fine-tuned fabrication process - and a small dose of carbon…

Levitating 2D semiconductor for better performance

Scientists have suspended a 2D semiconductor on a dome-shaped nanostructure to produce a highly efficient semiconductor at a low cost.

Reducing friction with an onion-like carbon material

Researchers developed a new self-generating lubricant with great potential for industrial applications.

Medical nanorobot enters Guinness World Records

A 120 nanometer long robot is now world record holder in the Guinness World Records for creating the Smallest Medical Robot.

Water vapor annealing technique on diamond surfaces for next-generation power devices

The existing surface termination technique using hydrogen to stabilize the diamond’s structure for application in electronic power devices results in two-dimensional hole gas layers (2DHG)….

A novel graphene quantum dot structure takes the cake

In a marriage of quantum science and solid-state physics, researchers have used magnetic fields to confine groups of electrons to a series of concentric rings within graphene, a single layer of…

Improved efficiency and stability of quantum dot solar cells using an organic thin film

Researchers have achieved highly stable and efficient colloidal quantum dot-based solar cells by using an amorphous organic layer to block oxygen and water permeation.

Getting a charge out of MOFs

Researchers develop a modular metal-organic framework with highest electron charge mobilities ever observed.

Nanotubes change the shape of water

Engineers show how water molecules square up in nanotubes.

Producing hydrogen from splitting water without splitting hairs

New model explains interactions between small copper clusters used as low-cost catalysts in the production of hydrogen by breaking down water molecules.

Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads

The discovery could make production of some electronic components cheaper, easier, and faster.

High performance graphene-based catalysts

Scientists have developed design guidelines that increase the catalytic effectiveness of graphene-based solid state catalysts for potential industry applications.

A human enzyme can biodegrade graphene

Researchers discovered that a natural human enzyme can biodegrade graphene. These findings could have great implications in the development of graphene-based biomedical devices.

Crystalline structure ‘a la carte’ - Laser-assisted photoactivation of TiO2 films at room temperature and ambient air

Achieving high-quality crystalline TiO2 films at room-temperature remains one of today’s most important technical challenges toward low-cost optoelectronic devices including photovoltaic cells and…

Researchers develop novel process to 3D-print graphene

Because of its strength, 3D-printed graphene objects would be highly coveted in certain industries, including batteries, aerospace, separation, heat management, sensors, and catalysis.

Large scale preparation method of high quality SWNT sponges

Researchers have developed a simple flame burning method to prepare single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) sponges on a large scale. The SWNT sponge has multifunctional properties and can be used in…

Nanoscale polymer antibodies efficiently target and eliminate cancer cells

Scientists have demonstrated the possibility of developing a new type of anti-neoplastic drugs based on nanoMIPs, or ‘plastic antibodies’. NanoMIPs are synthetic polymers that can function as…

Nanotechnology against viruses - flexible nanogels exhibit broad-spectrum antiviral activity

An international interdisciplinary team of virologists and biochemists has developed low-cost and ‘cell-friendly’ nanogels that can efficiently prevent viral infections.

Added disorder drives transition to photonic topological insulator

Researchers have experimentally demonstrated that a messy topological insulator can be restored in its properties by inducing random disorder.

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Boron nitride and silver nanoparticles help get rid of carbon monoxide emissions 11.12.2018 Nanowerk
Custom-made artificial mother-of-pearl 11.12.2018 Nanowerk
Carbon nanotube based electrochemical sensor for fast detection of phenol in wastewater 11.12.2018 Nanowerk
Insights into magnetic bacteria may guide research into medical nanorobots 11.12.2018 Nanowerk
Copper compound as promising quantum computing unit 11.12.2018 Nanowerk
Cutting and pasting with graphene 11.12.2018 Nanowerk
Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery 11.12.2018 Nanowerk
Physicist applies nanotechnology to detect cancer protein-protein interactions 10.12.2018 Nanowerk
Topological matters: Toward a new kind of transistor 10.12.2018 Nanowerk
Novel laser technology for microchip-size chemical sensors 10.12.2018 Nanowerk
Nanoglue can make composites several times tougher during dynamic loading 10.12.2018 Nanowerk
A microfluidic platform capable of sorting individual carbon nanotubes 10.12.2018 Nanowerk
Proteins imaged in graphene liquid cell have higher radiation tolerance 10.12.2018 Nanowerk
Nanowire Memristor: a nanometric device to reproduce the synapses of the brain 10.12.2018 Nanowerk
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet 10.12.2018 Nanowerk
Sensitive e-skin embedded with nanowires 10.12.2018 Nanowerk
A new ‘spin’ on kagome lattices 07.12.2018 Nanowerk