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Chemical treatments protect cantilevers

October 26, 2015 - 7:17am
(with audio) Silicon cantilever sensitivity improved by preventing growth of not just oxide, but specifically amorphous oxide layers.

Deep-blue PHOLEDs brighten up

October 26, 2015 - 6:59am
First phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes that emit both very bright and deep blue light could be used in displays and other lighting applications.

Shedding more light on graphene moiré plasmons

October 26, 2015 - 6:24am
New work could help in the development of advanced plasmonic circuits for novel optical and optoelectronic devices with tunable properties.

Chirality affects current flow in graphene transistors

October 23, 2015 - 8:05am
New work could help make better tunnelling electronics devices from the carbon sheet and even lead to a new technology, “chiraltronics”.

Aligning nanorods using light

October 22, 2015 - 7:17am
Semiconducting films might be used in display applications and in optoelectronics devices.

Fast nanodroplets surf on graphene

October 20, 2015 - 10:47am
(with movie and audio) Studies of water droplet diffusion on graphene reveal exceedingly fast transport and an unusual diffusion mechanism.

Zinc oxide goes graphene-like

October 19, 2015 - 6:04am
First free-standing ZnO membranes could find use in a variety of electronics applications.

Nanosheet flow meters find sensor stability

October 16, 2015 - 5:28am
A quick and simple synthesis approach yields nanosheets with high stability under air flow sensor conditions.

Cavity 'exciton-polaritons' could help improve optoelectronics

October 15, 2015 - 6:13am
A new way to control how light interacts with atomically thin semiconducting crystal layers.

Nanowire LEDs could make flexible displays and lightbulbs

October 15, 2015 - 5:37am
Researchers in France have made the first flexible green and blue light-emitting diodes based on vertical nitride nanowires.

Genetic engineering boosts energy transport in artificial photosynthesis

October 14, 2015 - 6:36am
Viral scaffolding allows excitons to travel faster and further.

Silicon quantum logic gate is a first

October 14, 2015 - 6:30am
Device uses electron spin and is made by conventional semiconductor manufacturing processes. autumn round-up

October 13, 2015 - 9:50am
(with movie)We look at the top stories on over the past three months.

PRINT hydrogels target tumours

October 12, 2015 - 3:58am
Shape and size affect how these particles best accumulate in cancer cells.

2D semiconductors go anisotropic

October 9, 2015 - 6:33am
Electron-beam irradiation can be used to tune the conducting channels in single-layer ReS2 and ReSe2 – two technologically important direct-bandgap materials.

Template stripping produces stretchable and rollable metallic films

October 8, 2015 - 4:35am
Plasmonics, metamaterials and near-field optics applications could benefit.

Superconductor induces magnetism in non-magnetic gold

October 7, 2015 - 4:43am
Surprising effect could be a boon to superconducting spintronics.

Atom-thin transistor defies fundamental limits

October 2, 2015 - 6:52am
New tunnelling device can be turned on with an ultralow drain-source voltage of just 0.1 V.

Triboelectric nanogenerators power up

October 2, 2015 - 5:47am
Devices might find use in wearable electronics, sensor networks and implantable medical devices.

Graphene gap opens wider

October 1, 2015 - 3:05am
Researchers in the US and France have succeeded in opening up the largest bandgap ever in the carbon sheet.