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Fast live nanoscopy reveals protein confinement in neurons

March 27, 2017 - 5:18am
A technique that can image particle movement on microsecond timescales and nanometre length scales provides evidence that supports the “picket fence” model of membrane protein confinement.

Switching domain-wall output in semiconducting ferroelectrics

March 27, 2017 - 2:22am
Structures could serve as circuit paths for charge carriers.

Flash Nano: Electrical "nerve cuff" could help treat chronic disease

March 24, 2017 - 1:22pm
3D printed nerve cuff "nanoclips" tethered with carbon nanofibres may help towards bioelectronic medicine for modulating nerve signalling to treat disease.

MoS2 transistors display nervous behaviour

March 24, 2017 - 11:03am
Fundamental characteristics of neurotransmission and memory formation are replicated in MoS2 field-effect transistors.

Stable grain boundaries toughen up metallic nanograins

March 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
A new way to produce novel nanograined metals with extraordinary properties.

Light-controlled nanomachine can move forwards or in reverse

March 22, 2017 - 9:10am
(with video Device has a "molecular gearbox" and could work as a new type of actuator on both the nano- and macro-scales.

Flash Nano: Plasmonic subfemtosecond dynamics whirl into view

March 20, 2017 - 10:45am
Time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy sheds light on the generation and evolution of plasmonic vortices.

Shedding more light on strain in nanowires

March 20, 2017 - 7:25am
Results from ptychography experiments on InGaN/GaN structures could help in the development of cheaper, more efficient LEDs in the future.

Superparamagnetic nanocomposites go homogenous

March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
Encapsulation technique uniformly disperses magnetite particles in a poly(ethylene) matrix, allowing for better control of material properties.

Block copolymer dot arrays form moiré superstructures

March 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Technique might help make photonic metasurfaces with tuneable optical properties.

Perovskite edge states help dissociate excitons

March 15, 2017 - 8:42am
(with video) The result is an increase in the power conversion efficiency to 12% in “Ruddlesden–Popper” perovskites greater than two units thick and a five-fold enhancement in the efficiency of a photovoltaic cell made from these materials.

Flash Nano: Single-atom memory

March 10, 2017 - 2:14pm
Researchers store binary information in the magnetic spin of a holmium atom using a scanning tunnelling microscope.

Plasmonic gold nanoplatform distinguishes between Dengue and Zika

March 10, 2017 - 7:25am
The first multiplexed serological test that can quickly tell the difference between two diseases that often produce the same symptoms.

Flash Nano: Smaller graphene transistors map brain activity

March 10, 2017 - 6:57am
Graphene solution-gated field-effect transistors provide competitive alternatives to existing platinum microelectrode arrays for neural interfaces.

Bone nanosubstructure inspires crack-free steel

March 10, 2017 - 6:29am
New steel is much more resistant to fatigue and so cracks less easily when stressed.

STM senses single-molecule magnetism

March 8, 2017 - 9:05am
New scanning transmission microscopy-based technique could be used to image nanostructures and spin-labelled biomolecules.

Insects inspire water-repellent material

March 8, 2017 - 9:04am
Superhydrophobicity has been achieved by mimicking cicada wings.

Flash Nano: Intricate crystals made with DNA

March 6, 2017 - 9:50am
DNA "smart glue" helps complex crystals self-assemble.

Bioelectronics stimulates new therapeutic approaches

March 6, 2017 - 9:25am
Speakers at innoLAE2017 discuss approaches for direct neural stimulation to treat disease.

Silicon carbide colour centres for scalable quantum photonics

March 6, 2017 - 7:09am
Nanostructured material could be used in applications such as quantum computation and cryptography.