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Multilayer silicene proves stable in air

August 18, 2014 - 5:24am
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.
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Triptolide nanogel treats liver cancer

August 14, 2014 - 8:17am
Coated version of naturally occurring antitumor compound appears to be more effective against hepatocellular carcinoma than conventional therapies.
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Polychiral CNTs make better solar cells

August 14, 2014 - 5:28am
New devices are nearly two times better at converting sunlight into power.
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Nanoparticles tackle cancer with heat and 'suicide genes'

August 13, 2014 - 9:16am
Magnetic nanoparticles hunt down cancerous tissue in the body and deliver "suicide genes" to destroy the cells.
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Perovskites make bright LEDs of many colours

August 12, 2014 - 7:05am
Light-emitting devices could be ideal for colour displays and lighting, and in optical communication applications.
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Molecular seeds sprout identical carbon nanotubes

August 12, 2014 - 5:45am
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.
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Shuttle mechanism helps nanorods produce more hydrogen

August 11, 2014 - 4:28am
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.
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Electric field enhances solar cell

August 8, 2014 - 5:32am
Low-cost phosphide-graphene device lacks a junction and does not need to be doped either
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Opening a new near-infrared window for imaging the brain

August 7, 2014 - 3:56am
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
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Thermal emitters speed up

August 6, 2014 - 4:40am
New infrared device is 10 000 faster than previous ones
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Silicon nanorods bend light in new directions

August 5, 2014 - 11:36am
Ultrathin coatings could replace bulky optical components
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How to control superfast surface plasmons

August 1, 2014 - 8:07am
Experiments on InAs will be important for making optically controlled plasmonic circuits for use in a wide range of applications, from nanophotonics to biosensing.
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Light 'needles' thread plasmonic nanoparticles together

July 31, 2014 - 8:12am
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".
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Magnetite self-assembly: competition yields surprises

July 30, 2014 - 10:46am
Nanocrystals of magnetite self-assemble in the presence of competing van der Waals and magnetic forces into previously unseen helical structures.
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Lasing plasmon nanocavity detects deadly explosives

July 30, 2014 - 8:08am
New device might be used in applications such as security screening at airports and in biosensing.
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Fluorophore positioning goes viral

July 28, 2014 - 10:07am
Researchers combine viral and DNA self-assembly methods to control the positioning of almost 200 fluorophores within nanometers of a gold nanoparticle.
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Hydrogen spills over large distances

July 28, 2014 - 2:29am
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.
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Quadrumer nanostructure amplifies optical signals

July 25, 2014 - 1:59am
New Raman scattering technique can accurately identify individual molecules containing less than 20 atoms.
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Molybdenite defects go mesoscale

July 24, 2014 - 1:23am
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.
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Transistors go transient

July 23, 2014 - 9:23am
Temporary carbon nanotube-based electronic devices “disappear” once they have served their purpose.
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