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Solving the noise problem in graphene FETs

July 29, 2015 - 6:45am
Encasing the carbon sheet in boron nitride seems to do the trick.

Suspending 2D crystals the easy way

July 27, 2015 - 2:34am
New technique may even be applied to other nanomaterials such as nanotubes and nanowires, and could help make better optoelectronic and nanoelectromechanical devices in the future.

How noisy are graphene biotransistors?

July 24, 2015 - 6:44am
US researchers have now answered this question for devices operating in liquid environments, and their research could help in the development of biosensors made from the carbon sheet.

CNT fibres go stretchy

July 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Carbon nanotubes wrapped around rubber cores might be used in a host of flexible electronics applications, including smart textiles and artificial muscles for robots.

Infrared amplifier reaches the nanoscale

July 22, 2015 - 3:30am
New device is 20 times more powerful than previous such amplifiers and, importantly, small enough to fit on an integrated circuit.

Catalytic droplets grow nanostructures in nanowires

July 20, 2015 - 9:15am
New technique might be useful for making a host of opto- and quantum electronics devices.

High-throughput DNA sequencing etches forwards

July 17, 2015 - 9:13am
(with video) An etching approach for controlled fabrication of nanopore arrays helps harness the high-throughput potential of optical DNA sequencing techniques.

Truncated protein pores detect DNA bases

July 17, 2015 - 5:52am
New work could help meet and even surpass the famous '$1000 genome' target set by the NIH.

Buckyballs exist in space

July 15, 2015 - 11:53am
Researchers confirm 20-year old theory, and say that C60 molecules might even be ubiquitous in the Universe.

Selective deposition technique controls nanowire length

July 13, 2015 - 3:13am
Bimetallic wires with tailored optical properties could be used in a variety of different applications, from metamaterials to solar energy harvesting and biosensing.

Metamaterial steers light-like wakes

July 10, 2015 - 5:55am
Potential applications include novel 2D plasmonic lenses, couplers and routers.

Chip features cross the 10 nm barrier

July 10, 2015 - 4:51am
IBM researchers say that it may now be possible to pack more than 20 billion transistors onto a single chip.

Supercapacitors reveal their secrets

July 9, 2015 - 5:22am
(with video) New NMR technique identifies the ionic species responsible for storing charge at the electrolyte–electrode interface in these devices.

Graphene coating boosts battery performance

July 7, 2015 - 12:41pm
The capacity of a lithium-ion battery can be nearly doubled by using an anode made from tiny nanoparticles of silicon wrapped in several layers of graphene.
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Tiny magnetite does not undergo the 'Verwey' transition

July 6, 2015 - 7:38am
Fe3O4 particles smaller than 6 nm in size stay conducting.
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'Green' nanocapsules kill bacterial biofilms

July 3, 2015 - 3:33am
Silica nanoparticles encapsulating natural essential oils could be used as disinfectants but may also help in wound healing.
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Ferroelectric capacitor goes flexible

July 3, 2015 - 1:29am
New device might find applications in wearable electronics, health-monitoring systems and ultradense information-storage systems that mimic the structure of the brain.
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Spectrometry reaches mass-consumer simplicity

July 1, 2015 - 10:51am
The first ever spectrometer to use quantum-dot materials demonstrates the possibility of devices as small, cheap and simple as smart-phone cameras.
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Taking the heat off silicon optical devices

July 1, 2015 - 6:10am
Pulsed laser deposition offers a cooler CMOS-compatible approach for fabricating photoluminescent silicon nanocrystal fabrication.
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Graphene/hBN metastructure goes hyperbolic

July 1, 2015 - 4:02am
Researchers succeed in controlling "hyperbolic polaritons" in a hybrid metastructure made from carbon sheets and hexagonal boron nitride.
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