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Technique will help to improve real working devices made from semiconducting polymers.
Nanotubes made of boron nitride help strengthen carbon sheet.
New device could also help identify potential environmental hazards quickly and safely.
Ultrathin hexagonal boron nitride improves the electronic properties of 2D materials like graphene and molybdenum disulphide thanks to its unusual dielectric screening behaviour.
Park Systems introduces fully automated atomic force microscope systems that mean users don’t need technical expertise.
Plasmonic nanostructures made from nanopores and “bulls-eye” nanoantennas might be used to detect single molecules and biomolecules, such as proteins and DNA, and analyse their properties.
New device can sense strain, pressure, temperature and humidity, and might be used in prosthetics and in robotics applications.
Metallic-based film could be a real alternative to conventional warm gel and thermal packs for alleviating the pain caused by everyday sprains and strains, and might even help patients suffering from arthritis.
2500 nm wavelength IR beam separates out semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes from a mix of both semiconducting and metallic thanks to a phenomenon called thermocapillary flow.
Researchers have succeeded in “substitutionally” introducing niobium atoms into molybdenum disulphide for the first time.
Arrays of tiny buried plasmonic cavities could be used to detect biomolecules.
Improved microscopy technique does not photodamage biological samples and is also free of chromatic errors.
A new and easy way to make nanostructures free of surface contamination – ideal for use as antibacterial agents and in solar cells.
A common industrial dye provides a simple low-cost approach to producing and processing graphene composites.
Quasi-random nanostructured patterns allow devices to absorb more sunlight.
Carbon sheet is eight to 10 times better than steel.
Nanoassemblies containing squalene and adenosine could help protect neurons following cerebral ischemia and spinal-cord injury.
Although theory suggests graphene is impermeable to protons, recent experiments show proton conductance of a single layer may be high.
Flexible, conductive and transparent graphene electrodes enable the study of neuron dynamics with high spatial and temporal resolution.
Processes similar to those already employed in silicon technology could be exploited in graphene-based electronics.