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New, safer, device could be swallowed by patients.
(with audio)An alliance between electrochemical synthesis techniques and graphene research provides a means of nanomaterial production with properties tuned to specific applications.
Encasing the carbon sheet in boron nitride seems to do the trick.
New technique may even be applied to other nanomaterials such as nanotubes and nanowires, and could help make better optoelectronic and nanoelectromechanical devices in the future.
US researchers have now answered this question for devices operating in liquid environments, and their research could help in the development of biosensors made from the carbon sheet.
Carbon nanotubes wrapped around rubber cores might be used in a host of flexible electronics applications, including smart textiles and artificial muscles for robots.
New device is 20 times more powerful than previous such amplifiers and, importantly, small enough to fit on an integrated circuit.
New technique might be useful for making a host of opto- and quantum electronics devices.
(with video) An etching approach for controlled fabrication of nanopore arrays helps harness the high-throughput potential of optical DNA sequencing techniques.
New work could help meet and even surpass the famous '$1000 genome' target set by the NIH.
Researchers confirm 20-year old theory, and say that C60 molecules might even be ubiquitous in the Universe.
Bimetallic wires with tailored optical properties could be used in a variety of different applications, from metamaterials to solar energy harvesting and biosensing.
Potential applications include novel 2D plasmonic lenses, couplers and routers.
IBM researchers say that it may now be possible to pack more than 20 billion transistors onto a single chip.
(with video) New NMR technique identifies the ionic species responsible for storing charge at the electrolyte–electrode interface in these devices.
The capacity of a lithium-ion battery can be nearly doubled by using an anode made from tiny nanoparticles of silicon wrapped in several layers of graphene.
Fe3O4 particles smaller than 6 nm in size stay conducting.
Silica nanoparticles encapsulating natural essential oils could be used as disinfectants but may also help in wound healing.
New device might find applications in wearable electronics, health-monitoring systems and ultradense information-storage systems that mimic the structure of the brain.
The first ever spectrometer to use quantum-dot materials demonstrates the possibility of devices as small, cheap and simple as smart-phone cameras.