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Graphene foams make good fire retardants

January 15, 2016 - 6:09am
Ultralight carbon material is non-toxic and can tolerate temperatures of up to 700°C in air without burning.

Plasmons call the tune in new graphene-based terahertz laser

January 15, 2016 - 5:13am
Tunable device could be used for security scanning and medical imaging.

Hydrohalic acid repairs semiconductor thin films

January 14, 2016 - 6:00am
Simple treatment suppresses defects in CVD-grown molybdenum sulphide.

Chiroptical composites go stretchy

January 11, 2016 - 6:30am
New class of chiral materials might be used in next-generation optical and optoelectronic devices.

Nanospin microscope acquires images in record time

January 8, 2016 - 8:01am
Researchers in Australia and France have made a new nanodiamond-based scanning probe instrument that exploits an ensemble of electron spins.

MoS2 monolayers make GHz transistor

January 7, 2016 - 4:46am
New, flexible radio-frequency molybdenum disulphide transistors achieve the highest ever intrinsic cut-off frequency of 5.6 GHz and power gain of 3.3 GHz.

Graphene-like boron made for the first time, claim researchers

January 6, 2016 - 3:57am
Just one-atom thick, "borophene" has quirky electronic and mechanical properties.

Flat-packed unit brings creativity to AFM

January 5, 2016 - 10:15am
With a user-assembled adjustable unit, stress-tested on 11 year-old school children, and priced at $2999, Strømlingo AFM provides one of the most accessible nanoscopes to date.

Nanocrystal memory monitors heart rate

January 4, 2016 - 5:30am
Ultrathin, wearable and stretchy floating-gate memory can store much more recorded data than other similar devices.

Materials science from MRS Fall 2015

December 31, 2015 - 7:30am
We take a look at some of the talks, tutorials and exhibitors at MRS Fall earlier this month.

nanotechweb.org highlights of 2015

December 28, 2015 - 5:18am
We bring you a round up of some of the highlights in nanoscale science and technology research in 2015.

Bubble-pen lithography patterns nanodevices

December 24, 2015 - 9:31am
New technique will find a wide range of applications in microelectronics, nanophotonics and nanomedicine.

Segregation rules predict metal diffusion in nanoalloys

December 24, 2015 - 8:39am
New work will be especially important for nanometallurgy.

Watching molecules evaporate from a water nanodroplet

December 21, 2015 - 4:00am
Work will be important for better understanding the physical properties of O-H bonds in water.

Quantum dots tune millisecond fluorescence lifetimes

December 17, 2015 - 10:54am
(with audio) Conjugating organic fluorophores to semiconductor quantum dots doped with manganese ions can extend the fluorescence lifetime from nano- to milliseconds.

Gold-copper nanostars can kill tumour cells

December 17, 2015 - 3:46am
Nanostructures can be used in photothermal therapy.

Picoindenter measures CNT junction stiffness

December 16, 2015 - 2:59am
New experiments could help in the design of carbon nanotube-based materials for specific applications in the future.

Electrophoresis reveals RNA identity

December 14, 2015 - 3:44am
Distinguishing between different types of tRNA in a sample by observing the behaviour of the molecules as they pass through a synthetic nanopore.

Scanning nanothermometer breaks new size record

December 11, 2015 - 4:56am
New device could be used to measure heat flow in nanostructures and even characterize the 'hot spots' formed at the junctions of semiconductor heterostructures.

Controlling charge carriers in 2D semiconductors

December 10, 2015 - 3:36am
New alloying technique could help make electronics devices with tailored characteristics.