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Nanoflowers harness sunlight

November 2, 2017 - 5:41am
Novel nanostructures produced using a simple synthesis route obtain unprecedented rates of hydrogen evolution through environmentally friendly photocatalysis.

3D-printed hydrogels degrade on demand

October 31, 2017 - 3:08pm
Using ionic instead of covalent crosslinkers allows high-resolution patterning of multi-responsive, “Lego-like” hydrogels.

Organic memristor breaks new records

October 30, 2017 - 9:54am
New device meets all the performance parameters indicated in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, even at 50 nm2 dimensions.

Flash Nano: Superlattices offer route to designer oxides

October 30, 2017 - 4:46am
Layered structures may provide a route to bespoke electronic properties in correlated oxides.

Semiconductor thin films make solar power cheaper – news from the Enlighten Conference 2017

October 30, 2017 - 3:13am
Even the most demanding applications can be made more affordable by new thin-film fabrication techniques.

Nanoneedle arrays help improve stem-cell therapy

October 27, 2017 - 8:30am
New technique separates individual target cells from a mixed population.

Inkjet-printed graphene makes good strain gauge

October 27, 2017 - 7:56am
Device might be used in applications like robot skin and health monitoring applications, and in smart packaging.

Chemical fuel pulses power rotary and linear nanomotors

October 26, 2017 - 8:10am
Breakthrough technique might be used to power future molecular machines.

Flash Nano: Magnified nanoscopic motion reveals how we hear

October 25, 2017 - 9:45am
Motion microscopy devised by researchers in the US reveals that waves in the tectorial membrane in the ear’s cochlea persist over micrometres, playing a significant role in the way we determine the sensitivity and frequency of our hearing.

Perovskite-like nanocrystals achieve "impossible" compositions

October 23, 2017 - 7:00am
Researchers have created nanocrystals of a ternary lead halide containing rubidium, a composition that cannot be attained at the macroscale.

Long polymer sequences show promise for data storage

October 23, 2017 - 4:19am
Programmed inter-byte fragmentation in a mass spectrometer allows researchers to read several bytes of data recorded in a long chain of synthetic polymers for the first time.

2D semiconductor LED and photodetector advance on-chip optical communications

October 23, 2017 - 2:42am
New results bring us one step closer to power-efficient, chip-integrated devices based on silicon photonics architectures.

Flash Nano: CNT technology energizes clean power

October 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Company marries “clean” and “nano” technology to produce a battery boasting enhanced storage, charge/discharge speeds and stability.

Polymer nanoparticles make good afterglow agents

October 19, 2017 - 4:35am
They could be used for high-contrast, real-time bio-imaging in vivo.

Conductance measurements optimize atomic layer deposition automatically

October 17, 2017 - 5:04am
Monitoring technique characterizes nanoscale deposition in real time, guiding a genetic algorithm and resulting in more efficient deposition cycles.

Magnetic particle imaging could help monitor stroke patients

October 16, 2017 - 7:21am
Results from experiments on mice with cerebral ischemia are promising and produce blood-flow images that are comparable to those obtained with MRI, but in real time.

Nanosheet actuators lift 150 times their own weight

October 13, 2017 - 6:24am
Lifting devices based on molybdenum disulphide nanosheets are powerful, fast and robust.

Liquid metal-organic frameworks remain porous

October 13, 2017 - 5:41am
MOFs retain their exceptional porosity even when melted, a surprising finding that could lead to many new industrial applications.

Light travels freely in new zero-index silicon waveguide

October 13, 2017 - 5:36am
Structure might come in useful for a host of applications in nonlinear optics, quantum optics and waveguide coupling.

Double-walled carbon nanotubes get sorted

October 12, 2017 - 6:28am
Technique separates DWCNTs according to both their inner- and outer-wall electronic types for the first time.