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Heat conduction goes ballistic in opals

April 7, 2016 - 6:30am
“Metal inverse” materials could be used to cool down electronics devices and in a host of other thermal management applications.

Determining the crystal directions in black phosphorus

April 7, 2016 - 4:49am
Orientation can be either “armchair” or “zigzag”.

Magnetic exchange field reaches new high in 2D electron systems

April 4, 2016 - 6:04am
The large MEF induced by magnetic insulators might be used to control the spin in spintronics devices made from 2D materials.

Quinones and graphite make green battery

April 4, 2016 - 5:34am
Device could be used to store energy from renewable sources.

Nanowires for better photoelectrochemical cells

March 31, 2016 - 5:11am
New work could improve photoelectrodes for solar-driven water splitting.

Negative NV charge states could make good fluorescent probes

March 30, 2016 - 4:04am
Nitrogen vacancy centre in nanodiamond could be used to monitor variations in electrochemical potential.

Multimetal oxy-hydroxides make good OER catalysts

March 25, 2016 - 3:53am
(with video) Toronto researchers have made the best oxygen-evolving reaction catalysts yet.

$17.8 million awarded for 2D materials research at Penn State University

March 24, 2016 - 9:27am
(with audio) The National Science Foundation in the US has announced the award of $17.8 million dollars to Penn State University for the development of a 2D materials user facility

Layered graphene oxide hosts lithium metal anodes

March 24, 2016 - 2:05am
Stanford researchers have solved the ‘infinite relative volume change’ problem that plagues lithium metal.

Graphene patch detects glucose in sweat

March 24, 2016 - 2:04am
The device can also deliver metformin – a drug used to treat diabetes – through the skin.

How do quantum dots transfer energy to 2D materials?

March 21, 2016 - 5:39am
New experiments reveal surprising behaviour on the nanoscale.

Infiltrated water weakens catalysts

March 18, 2016 - 2:00pm
Fuel-cell catalysts and other nanomaterial applications may benefit from solvent processes that remove intercalated water.

'Imprint control' makes better BTO films

March 18, 2016 - 4:39am
New technique may be a simple, yet powerful strategy to improve the functional properties of ferroelectric films.

Nanowires bend into spirals and helical coils

March 17, 2016 - 5:13am
Harvard researchers extend “Plateau–Rayleigh” crystal growth technique to synthesize complex 1, 2 and 3D shapes.

OLEDs benefit from organic electron injection material

March 15, 2016 - 1:35pm
An organic radical has been successfully harnessed to improve OLED efficiency and stability for the first time.

Hot nano-pen writes reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns

March 14, 2016 - 5:54am
New technique could be used to fabricate a new generation of computing and sensing devices.

Majorana 'zero modes' spotted in superconducting nanowires

March 14, 2016 - 5:04am
Topological protection could lead to better quantum computers.

Origami tiles take shape

March 11, 2016 - 3:26am
Structures could be used as stimuli-responsive nanomaterials for controlled drug delivery.

Chiral nanoparticles self-assemble into superstructures

March 10, 2016 - 11:54am
Nanoscale semiconducting particles are biomimetic and could be used, for example, to make better antibacterial and antiviral drugs in the future.

Atomic layer lithography makes ultrasmall apertures

March 9, 2016 - 3:35am
Coaxial nanostructures could find use in applications such as nonlinear optics, optical trapping and surface-enhanced spectroscopy.