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Plasmonic ring cavities could be good alternatives to the widely used “dimer” or “bowtie” nanoantenna structures as possible light emitting sources in all-optical chip circuits.
Spiky structures dissolve in both hydrophobic and hydrophilic solvents – without being “chemically camouflaged”.
In situ electron microscopy reveals the role acidic polymers play in allowing living organisms to form minerals.
Molecules could help in the development of low-cost artificial photosynthetic systems that can produce hydrogen fuel in a renewable way.
Researchers succeed in directly imaging how electrons interact with each other in a single molecule.
New and simple device can detect a wide range of human metabolites, including glucose, uric acid and cholesterol.
The natural simplicity of atoms as perfect resonators reveals new optical behaviour in photonic crystals.
Light-driven device could find use in a wide range of applications, including artificial muscles, nano- and micro-robots, and advanced mechanical motors that work using nanomachines.
Device could be used to make real-world optical quantum computers in the future.
Researchers create atomically perfect graphene ribbons with varying widths using a bottom-up fabrication technique.
New real-time imaging technique could be used to screen drugs for treating neurodegenerative diseases and brain trauma.
Depth-profiling XPS technique can determine how lithium ions are distributed in nanostructured block polymer electrolyte thin films.
Devices with pyramid-shaped electrodes absorb much more incoming sunlight.
Researchers make major strides in positioning diamond defect with nanoscale accuracy.
Chalcogenidometallates could be used to make clean electrical contacts when fabricating tiny transistors and printable electronics and optoelectronics.
Ludwik Leibler and Willem Vos rewarded for their work in polymer science and nanophotonics respectively.
Technique is also the first nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging technique to work at room temperature.
We look at some of the highlights from the past 12 months.
Result will be important for designing atomically thin devices, low-power on/off switches in MEMS, ultrasensitive biosensors and even valleytronics.
Sandwiching phosphorene between boron nitride sheets makes it stable as well as demonstrating high electron mobility.