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Hybrid perovskite LEDs break external quantum efficiency record

January 20, 2017 - 5:45am
New devices have an EQE of 10%.

3D imaging helps improve block copolymer templates

January 19, 2017 - 5:28am
Designing and fabricating improved templates for patterning electronics components with feature sizes of less than 5 nm.

Scaffoldless tissue engineering benefits from combined approach

January 18, 2017 - 5:48am
Combining techniques for cuing growth morphology with magnetic nanoparticles for levitation and manipulation proves a powerful and versatile tool for tissue engineering

Plasmonic circuits brighten up

January 16, 2017 - 5:28am
New ultra-compact laser made from semiconductor nanowires and wafer-scale plasmonic waveguides could be used in next-generation optoelectronics devices and photonics circuits as well as in future data-communication technologies.

New super-resolution microscope combines Nobel-winning technologies

January 16, 2017 - 5:27am
New technique achieves nanometre-scale resolution quickly.

Topological surface states host n- and p-type fermions

January 12, 2017 - 6:42am
New findings might help test out a number of condensed-matter and particle-physics theories.

Silicon rods make highly selective thermal emitter

January 11, 2017 - 8:26am
New device produces intense light at near-infrared-to-visible wavelengths and might be used in high-efficiency solar cells.

Cool thermal switch exploits magnetic nanofluids

January 10, 2017 - 9:29am
A thermal switch design for cooling device surfaces uses magnetic nanofluids as the primary agent for thermal energy transport for the first time.

Improved battery capacity? Sounds like my cup of tea

January 9, 2017 - 7:11am
Researchers demonstrate a lithium ion-cell with a high-performance carbon-based anode produced by simple processing of waste tea leaves.

Superconducting nanowires in a strong magnetic field contain Majorana 'zero modes'

January 9, 2017 - 4:00am
Delocalized states of electrons with topological properties might be used as qubits in fault-tolerant quantum computers of the future.

Designer vaccine nanodiscs treat tumours

January 9, 2017 - 3:19am
Ushering in a new era of personalized cancer immunotherapy.

X-ray microscopy unearths skyrmion Hall effect

January 5, 2017 - 7:45am
New observations will have implications for the design of devices that work thanks to quasiparticle magnetic spin configurations.

Bottom-up calculations help make cheaper catalysts

January 3, 2017 - 5:49am
Work could help in the design of new and cost-effective catalytic heterointerfaces on demand.

Multigene–profiling nanoplatform detects circulating tumour cells

December 29, 2016 - 9:11am
New blood test could be a promising alternative to patient biopsies, which are difficult or impossible to perform in some cases.

Highlights of 2016

December 27, 2016 - 9:53am
We look at some of the most exciting research coverage on over the past year.

'Butterfly' magnetoresistance seen in nonmagnetic Dirac material

December 23, 2016 - 7:50am
New findings could help in the development of “fermitronic” devices for high-speed electronics and optics.

Engineered quantum dots convert low-intensity IR light into visible light

December 22, 2016 - 3:59am
New Auger up-conversion technique could help make more efficient solar cells.

Nanoparticles liberate flexible solar cells

December 21, 2016 - 6:07am
A sacrificial layer of nanoparticles between device and substrate provides a sufficiently smooth surface for growing high-efficiency flexible organic solar cells that can be readily delaminated.

Photocatalytic colour switching makes light-printable paper

December 20, 2016 - 7:03am
New rewritable film can be written onto and erased more than 80 times without the need for additional ink.

MoS2-pentacene heterojunctions help make better photovoltaics

December 15, 2016 - 4:47am
The lifetime of charge carriers in hybrid material can be increased by roughly a factor of 10 from those in van der Waals heterojunctions based on 2D materials alone.