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Nanoantennas go fan-shaped

February 2, 2015 - 6:34am
New nanostructure improves the sensitivity of infrared spectroscopy.
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Rare polymorph grows on graphene

February 2, 2015 - 6:08am
Organic semiconductor pentacene assumes an unusual crystal structure when grown on carbon sheet.
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Top-grade perovskite boosts solar cells

January 30, 2015 - 10:41am
A hot-casting solution-processing technique produces perovskite crystals with millimetre size grain cells.
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QDs couple to PRCs

January 30, 2015 - 5:53am
Plasmonic ring cavities could be good alternatives to the widely used “dimer” or “bowtie” nanoantenna structures as possible light emitting sources in all-optical chip circuits.
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Hedgehog particles break the rules

January 29, 2015 - 5:33am
Spiky structures dissolve in both hydrophobic and hydrophilic solvents – without being “chemically camouflaged”.
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Triggering mineralization Nature’s way

January 28, 2015 - 5:27am
In situ electron microscopy reveals the role acidic polymers play in allowing living organisms to form minerals.
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Porphyrins split water using red light

January 26, 2015 - 4:59am
Molecules could help in the development of low-cost artificial photosynthetic systems that can produce hydrogen fuel in a renewable way.
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STM sees many-body effects

January 23, 2015 - 10:20am
Researchers succeed in directly imaging how electrons interact with each other in a single molecule.
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Conducting hydrogel makes a good biosensor

January 22, 2015 - 8:50am
New and simple device can detect a wide range of human metabolites, including glucose, uric acid and cholesterol.
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Opals turn atom spectra upside down

January 20, 2015 - 10:26am
The natural simplicity of atoms as perfect resonators reveals new optical behaviour in photonic crystals.
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Molecular motors make contracting gel

January 19, 2015 - 5:33am
Light-driven device could find use in a wide range of applications, including artificial muscles, nano- and micro-robots, and advanced mechanical motors that work using nanomachines.
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Nanowire photonic chip detects single photons

January 16, 2015 - 8:29am
Device could be used to make real-world optical quantum computers in the future.
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Engineered nanoribbon bandgaps help improve electronics

January 15, 2015 - 5:31am
Researchers create atomically perfect graphene ribbons with varying widths using a bottom-up fabrication technique.
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Nanocomplex images differentiating stem cells

January 15, 2015 - 5:08am
New real-time imaging technique could be used to screen drugs for treating neurodegenerative diseases and brain trauma.
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Making better Li-ion battery membranes

January 12, 2015 - 9:30am
Depth-profiling XPS technique can determine how lithium ions are distributed in nanostructured block polymer electrolyte thin films.
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CQD solar cells go hierarchical

January 9, 2015 - 8:41am
Devices with pyramid-shaped electrodes absorb much more incoming sunlight.
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'Delta doped' NV centre couples to PC cavity

January 9, 2015 - 5:15am
Researchers make major strides in positioning diamond defect with nanoscale accuracy.
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Semiconductor solder seals nanojoints

January 2, 2015 - 9:16am
Chalcogenidometallates could be used to make clean electrical contacts when fabricating tiny transistors and printable electronics and optoelectronics.
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Nanoscientists bag Descartes-Huygens Prize

January 2, 2015 - 6:25am
Ludwik Leibler and Willem Vos rewarded for their work in polymer science and nanophotonics respectively.
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NanoMRI could image single biomolecules

December 29, 2014 - 6:44am
Technique is also the first nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging technique to work at room temperature.
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