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Nano-ink-based sensors detect an eye blink

January 31, 2018 - 8:58am
Non-invasive, multilayered sensors made from graphene nanosheet inks enable monitoring of blinking, heart rate and other physiological parameters.

Soft contact lens could help diabetes patients

January 29, 2018 - 3:33am
New flexible, wireless device can alert the wearer if glucose levels become too high.

Perovskites help windows become solar cells

January 26, 2018 - 8:42am
New structures could be integrated into smart buildings, cars, large-screen displays and potentially many other technologies.

Nanowire LEDs require combination modelling

January 26, 2018 - 2:16am
Integrating carrier dynamics with wave optics calculations reveals for the first time dependences on size and temperature in nanowire LEDs that do not affect their planar and bulk counterparts.

Bacterial DNA sequencing could help design 'friendlier' nanoparticles

January 25, 2018 - 9:15am
Metagenomic analyses of large groups of microorganisms shed more light on how bacteria and other microbes behave when exposed to nanomaterials.

Distorted nano-magnets for agile polarization control

January 24, 2018 - 2:38pm
Nano-sized chiral magnetic particles suspended in a gel allow real-time control of the polarization state of light.

How to better control a nanorobotic arm

January 22, 2018 - 5:00am
New DNA-based device can be driven by electrical fields alone and can move 100,000 times faster in solution than other such machines.

Magnetosensitive e-skin senses objects without touching

January 22, 2018 - 4:59am
(with video) It can also detect an object’s position in space.

Using light to cure cancer

January 18, 2018 - 9:48am
New light-activated, drug-delivery system for targeting tumours shows promise.

Nanostructured semiconductors become superabsorbers

January 18, 2018 - 9:37am
Nanoimprinted germanium thin films boast broadband light absorption.

Graphene makes good VUV photodetector

January 17, 2018 - 9:03am
Vacuum-ultraviolet photovoltaic device might be used to study interstellar objects.

Engineers reinvent the inductor after two centuries

January 15, 2018 - 8:47am
On-chip devices made from intercalated graphene exploit the mechanism of kinetic inductance.

Semiconductor nanosensor measures membrane potential

January 12, 2018 - 4:07pm
New device might be used to record action potentials from multiple neurons as well as electrical signals on the nanoscale – for example, across just one synapse.

2D MXenes make photonic diodes

January 12, 2018 - 10:01am
Researchers have made the first “passive” optical devices from Ti3C2Tx and C60 that allow for one-way transmission of light.

High-temperature superconductivity gets agile

January 12, 2018 - 6:11am
Observations of superconducting behaviour at 92 K in powders of YBa2Cu3Ox nanotube morphology suggest the possibility of applications that are no longer hampered by the usual brittle properties of ceramics.

Mobile nanotweezers move sub-micron particles

January 11, 2018 - 8:58am
The devices, which are based on ferromagnetic helical nanostructures integrated with silver nanoantennas that produce mechanical force in response to light, could find use in applications such as lab-on-a-chip technology, microfluidics and nanoscale assembly.

Self-assembly responds well to stress

January 9, 2018 - 6:08am
Block copolymer self-assembly aligns with shear stresses that arise from adding an inorganic topcoat that has a different coefficient of thermal expansion from the substrate.

Liposome-like nanovesicles target tumours

January 8, 2018 - 6:26am
New biomimetic genetically-engineered ligand-targeted nanoplatform shows promise.

Stanene grows on silver

January 5, 2018 - 8:14am
Graphene’s heaviest cousin shows promise for nanoelectronics, spintronics and potential quantum-computing applications.

Lithium niobate makes ultra-high-Q resonators

January 5, 2018 - 8:01am
Devices might be used to make ultra-efficient integrated photonics circuits, in quantum photonics and optical communications.