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Semisynthetic nanoreactor can follow reversible reactions

August 26, 2016 - 1:52am
New and improved nanostructure can be used to follow many aqueous chemical reactions in real time and might even help in the development of novel biotherapeutic agents.

MoS2 nanofilms disinfect dirty water using sunlight

August 24, 2016 - 9:04am
When combined with a 5 nm-thick copper film, the device can inactivate more than 99.999% of bacteria in just 20 minutes.

Nanosphere lithography makes graphene moiré metasurface

August 22, 2016 - 1:10am
The surface could be used in applications like ultrathin light modulators, biosensors, flexible optoelectronics and photodetectors.

Magnetic bacteria help treat tumours

August 22, 2016 - 12:34am
A new technique can transport drug-loaded nanoliposomes into solid cancers.

Brittle quasicrystals become ductile at the nanoscale

August 22, 2016 - 12:10am
Experiments show that "dislocation glide" dominates quasicrystal deformation.

Detecting knots in nanopores

August 17, 2016 - 1:44pm
New work shows that it is important to take knots into account in applications such as detecting DNA-bound proteins.

Sub-20 nm nanowires the easy way

August 15, 2016 - 1:23am
Silver-based nanostructures could be ideal conductive elements for touch screens, solar cells and smart windows.

Making flexible memories at room temperature

August 15, 2016 - 1:14am
A new way to make RRAMs on polymer substrates.

Electronic skin patch measures blood alcohol concentration

August 11, 2016 - 4:28am
Tattoo-like biosensor provides results in a matter of minutes and might even be used to detect other analytes, such as dopants.

"Triathlete molecules" help make better OLEDs

August 10, 2016 - 4:48am
New Molecular Space Shuttle process screens out the best blue light-emitting diodes from a candidate list of nearly half a million.

Nanoswimmer goes for gold

August 8, 2016 - 5:37am
New nanobot is propelled by acoustic waves and might be used in a host of application areas, including drug delivery.

Nanostructures harness surface tension for macroscale applications

August 8, 2016 - 4:06am
(with movie) Speaking to plenary attendees at Nano Korea 2016, CJ Kim described applications of surface tension and the design of purely mechanical surfaces that repel all liquids.

“Ostwald ripening” improves solar cells

August 5, 2016 - 2:58am
A new and easy way to turn low-quality perovskite films into high-quality ones.

Nanoparticles carrying rapamycin help lower immune response to biologic drugs

August 4, 2016 - 1:16am
Novel immunotherapy could help prevent the formation of antidrug antibodies.

All phase-change neuromorphic device recognises correlations

August 3, 2016 - 7:52am
(with movie)Incorporating a level-tuning mechanism in a neuromorphic device that has both phase-change synapses and neurons, advances the ability to distinguish patterns and correlations.

Biohybrids combine the best of both worlds

August 1, 2016 - 9:20am
Work combining biological systems in artificial devices is making great progress for sensing, computing and energy harvesting devices, as discussed at Nano Korea 2016.

TMDC nanoflakes makes new type of photosynthetic solar cell

August 1, 2016 - 7:14am
Tungsten diselenide flakes can chemically convert CO2 to CO and so be used to remove carbon from the atmosphere while producing fuel.

Field effect improves quantum capacitors and vertical transistors

August 1, 2016 - 6:07am
Quantifying how transparent a 2D material is to an electrostatic field could help make better optoelectronics.

Tiny laser makes 'twisted light'

July 29, 2016 - 11:09am
New device could allow orbital angular momentum to be used in telecommunication devices.

Hybrid nanogenerator powers a safety helmet

July 28, 2016 - 1:37am
The new device might come in useful for engineers, miners and disaster-relief workers, especially in remote areas.