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Tungsten nanospeakers sound out thermoacoustic models

October 25, 2016 - 4:46am
Nanospeakers produced in tungsten for the first time provide insights into the significance of different system parameters and the propagation of waves from these systems.

Perovskites make high-efficiency tandem solar cell

October 24, 2016 - 4:41am
New device has a PCE of more than 20%.

'Movies' of electron motion in solar cell made using femtosecond laser

October 24, 2016 - 4:39am
New technique combines electron microscopy with pulsed lasers to study semiconductor devices.

How to toughen up nanocrystalline metals

October 21, 2016 - 5:03am
(with video) High-impact collisions produce extreme gradient-nano-grained structures that resist mechanical failure.

Collagenous tissue stiffens on the nanoscale

October 20, 2016 - 3:35am
Findings from XRD measurements on echinoderms could help in the development of new types of biomaterials for applications in biosensing and soft robotics.

Silicon colour centre could be used for information processing

October 19, 2016 - 5:30am
Entangled photons and silicon vacancies in a nanophotonic device make building blocks for quantum optical networks.

Silicon makes good qubit material

October 17, 2016 - 6:37am
Quantum bits based on Si are 100 times more robust than those made from the semiconductor gallium arsenide and can be manipulated with 10 times greater precision.

Polyphenol helps superstructure nano-objects

October 14, 2016 - 3:52am
Functionalization technique can transform objects into a giant LEGO-like polyphenol that can then be crosslinked with a metal.

Vacancy defects toughen up 2D materials

October 14, 2016 - 2:44am
New experiments and simulations reveal fundamental aspects of fracture mechanics that are simply not possible to see in thicker materials.

Gold nanogap electrodes trap tiny particles

October 12, 2016 - 5:00am
New technique, which overcomes many of the problems encountered in traditional dielectrophoresis experiments, could help make portable biosensors.

Memristor could make embedded memory for low-power chips

October 10, 2016 - 11:57pm
New device might also be used to store data in IoT appliances.

Gallium telluride interacts with light in an unusual way

October 7, 2016 - 5:00am
New findings could help make optoelectronics and thermoelectric devices from the 2D semiconductors.

Chemistry Nobel Prize awarded for molecular nanomachines

October 6, 2016 - 11:54am
The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa for the design and synthesis of molecular machines, touted to herald a second industrial revolution.

Graphene coating improves electron microscopy images

October 6, 2016 - 3:38am
Atomically thin coating of carbon dissipates charge build-up on the surface of non-conductive samples.

Negative refraction of electrons spotted in graphene

October 5, 2016 - 2:39am
Sought-after effect could be used to create low-power electronic devices.

David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics

October 4, 2016 - 1:20pm
The Nobel Prize for Physics 2016 has been divided, one half awarded to David J Thouless, the other half jointly to F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".

Quantum zone explains non-local STM effects

October 3, 2016 - 9:40am
(with movie) Researchers have visualized the quantum propagation of a charge at the site of injection from a scanning tunnelling microscope for the first time, offering a better understanding of how these charges (electrons or holes) propagate.

Room-temperature multiferroic goes magnetoelectric

October 3, 2016 - 4:25am
Material made from two types of lutetium iron oxide could be used in ultra low-power microprocessors, storage devices and next-generation electronics.

Silica nanoparticles suppress tumour growth

September 30, 2016 - 4:56am
Particles less than 10 nm in diameter induce ferroptosis on their own, without the need for any conjugated cytotoxic molecules.

Memristor behaves like a synapse

September 29, 2016 - 6:56am
New device could be used as a key element in integrated circuits and next-generation computers that mimic how the human brain works.