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Coffee grounds capture carbon

September 2, 2015 - 5:03am
A simple soak and heating process renders waste coffee grounds into an effective environmental resource.

AFM maps mechanical forces in protein complex

September 2, 2015 - 3:47am
New atomic force microscopy study could help in the development of artificial mechanoactive systems.

Dimer structure hangs off graphene edge

August 31, 2015 - 6:53am
Observations of “Klein Edge Doublet” could help engineer better nanodevices made from the carbon sheet.

Nanotubes energize laser-accelerated ions

August 31, 2015 - 5:31am
A layer of carbon nanotubes can triple the energy of laser-accelerated carbon ions.

'Decorated' graphene is a superconductor

August 31, 2015 - 4:32am
Depositing lithium on 2D material generates Cooper pairs.

Bottom-up technique produces boron-nitride hybrid

August 28, 2015 - 7:54am
New surface-assisted cyclodehydrogenation process makes heterostructures that might be used in electronics and nonlinear optics applications.

World's thinnest diffraction gratings made from graphene

August 28, 2015 - 7:15am
Ultrathin nano-gratings produce high-contrast interference patterns of massive molecules.

Tabletop experiment measures quantum Hall effect

August 27, 2015 - 6:03am
Graphene/SiC device in a cryogen-free system could be used to determine the SI unit of resistance.

Testing the state of electroluminescence losses

August 24, 2015 - 6:18am
Scanning tunnelling luminescence studies reveal mechanisms behind efficiency losses in gallium arsenide devices.

Cross-linked microcapsules release anti-cancer drugs

August 24, 2015 - 3:57am
DNA-stabilized structures “unlock” in response to specific biomarker stimuli.

Making perovskite solar cells more stable

August 21, 2015 - 8:14am
New work might help in the future commercialization of these low-cost, efficient devices.

Coupled quantum dots could make good energy harvesters

August 20, 2015 - 4:46am
Researchers have observed a new type of thermoelectric effect in a capacitively interacting system.

Turing nanopatterns go biological

August 17, 2015 - 4:59am
New observations may help in the development of artificial antireflective surfaces inspired by these natural patterns.

Moist perovskite films could make better solar cells

August 17, 2015 - 4:42am
New result might help further improve the performance of these up-and-coming solar-cell materials.

Graphene oxide films get reduced

August 14, 2015 - 8:43am
rG-O could come in use for a wide range of practical applications including coatings, protective layers, energy storage systems and membranes.

Polymer dielectrics heat up

August 13, 2015 - 7:59am
New composite material might be used in applications that require high operating temperatures, such as hybrid and electric vehicles, and aerospace power electronics.

Capacitor array images living cells

August 10, 2015 - 8:36am
New real-time device could help in the development of better anti-cancer drugs.

Tilted nanomagnets could make good memory chips

August 6, 2015 - 5:49am
Researchers report on a new way to switch the polarization of tantalum nanodots without an external magnetic field

Buckyballs give copper a magnetic attraction

August 6, 2015 - 4:57am
Non-magnetic metals become ferromagnetic when in contact with carbon molecules.

Single sheet lases white

August 5, 2015 - 8:32am
A chemically tailored single nanosheet demonstrates simultaneous lasing in all the colours needed to create white light.