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Silicene has been shown to be stable in air, opening the way to further studies of the new material’s properties and potential technologies that might exploit them.
Coated version of naturally occurring antitumor compound appears to be more effective against hepatocellular carcinoma than conventional therapies.
New devices are nearly two times better at converting sunlight into power.
Magnetic nanoparticles hunt down cancerous tissue in the body and deliver "suicide genes" to destroy the cells.
Light-emitting devices could be ideal for colour displays and lighting, and in optical communication applications.
The first effective technique for growing a batch of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) that all have the same molecular structure has been developed by scientists in Switzerland.
Redox reduction experiments could help in the development of better photoactive materials that harness solar energy to produce fuels in a process called water splitting.
Low-cost phosphide-graphene device lacks a junction and does not need to be doped either
First non-invasive technique could monitor vascular blood flow and structure in real time and potentially help stroke patients and those with Alzheimer’s and brain tumours
New infrared device is 10 000 faster than previous ones
Ultrathin coatings could replace bulky optical components
Experiments on InAs will be important for making optically controlled plasmonic circuits for use in a wide range of applications, from nanophotonics to biosensing.
New nano-welding technique can be used to assemble nanostructures like chiral metamaterials from the bottom up for applications in molecular sensing and to make "cloaking devices".
Nanocrystals of magnetite self-assemble in the presence of competing van der Waals and magnetic forces into previously unseen helical structures.
New device might be used in applications such as security screening at airports and in biosensing.
Researchers combine viral and DNA self-assembly methods to control the positioning of almost 200 fluorophores within nanometers of a gold nanoparticle.
New work will be important for better understanding how catalysts work on the nanoscale and might even help in the production of next-generation biofuels for transport.
New Raman scattering technique can accurately identify individual molecules containing less than 20 atoms.
New non-destructive microscopy technique will be crucial for optimizing the growth of large-area MoS2 atomic layers for a wide variety of device applications.
Temporary carbon nanotube-based electronic devices “disappear” once they have served their purpose.