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Human protein-based nanoprobes for MRI

June 26, 2017 - 3:37am
New contrast agents can be easily cleared by the body and could be used to detect tumours in their early stages.

Ferroelectric domain walls make robust memories

June 23, 2017 - 1:13pm
The devices also have a high OFF–ON ratio of around 103 and can store data on multiple levels.

Metafluorophores go multiplex

June 23, 2017 - 5:32am
Colourful and extremely bright DNA-based nanostructures improve optical microscopy.

Simple heating process generates metallic nanowires

June 22, 2017 - 4:55am
(with video) Phase change will encourage new research in low-dimensional metal chalcogenides.

'Leadless' chip improves nanomanipulation

June 22, 2017 - 4:00am
(with video) New chip arrangement overcomes problems of classical microelectrode method for manipulating nanowires using dielectrophoresis.

Graphene nanocapsules improve Li-S battery electrodes

June 21, 2017 - 2:42am
New design overcomes the major challenges associated with existing sulphur electrodes and previously reported di-lithium composites.

A bio-inspired light-sensitive catalyst for producing hydrogen

June 19, 2017 - 3:22am
Another important step towards making artificial life systems for applications in green energy production.

Viruses in microfabricated channels produce superior supercapacitors

June 15, 2017 - 8:51am
Viral nanoscaffolds can be arranged in capillary channels to create porous, nanostructured electrodes offering high capacitance.

Hot nanotubes weld 3D-printed thermoplastics

June 15, 2017 - 7:28am
(with movie) New technique allows for strong welds in the build direction.

Gold nanoclusters make good antimicrobial agents

June 14, 2017 - 7:09am
Particles smaller than 2 nm in size can kill both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.

Nature three-dimensionally prints coral skeletons

June 12, 2017 - 8:54am
(with movie) Researchers confirm that growth mechanism is “spherulitic”.

Raman probe analyses MoTe2 crystal structure

June 12, 2017 - 8:25am
A new non-destructive and convenient way to study 2D materials.

Superfluid light seen at room temperature

June 9, 2017 - 4:26am
Results bode well for photonic circuits that exploit light rather than electricity.

Smart sponge demonstrates tunable surface slipperiness

June 8, 2017 - 2:08am
Surface wettability changes when an external voltage is applied.

2D material goes ferromagnetic

June 7, 2017 - 8:28am
Researchers have observed robust magnetism in isolated chromium iodide monolayers for the first time.

Graphene-quantum-dot camera sees in the infrared

June 5, 2017 - 8:47am
(with video) CMOS-integrated device could find use in night vision and many other surveillance applications.

Nanoparticle shape controls properties

June 5, 2017 - 2:30am
Nanothermodynamics allows the thermal and optical characteristics of silicon–germanium to be predicted for various nanoparticle shapes and sizes.

Holey 2D nanosheets help make better alkali-ion batteries

June 2, 2017 - 7:16am
Nanostructures improve energy-storage devices.

Ionic hydrogel makes ultra-stretchy energy harvester

June 1, 2017 - 8:41am
Triboelectric nanogenerator could be used as electronic skin and for tactile sensing.

Graphene bilayers host excitonic superfluid phase

May 29, 2017 - 7:23am
A Bose-Einstein condensate of electron-hole pairs has been observed in the carbon material.