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Carbon-nanotube yarn converts motion into electricity

August 29, 2017 - 7:57am
"Twistrons" might power remote sensors and tap small amounts of wave energy

2D molybdenum disulphide can be tuned by stacking

August 29, 2017 - 2:36am
The nature of the interface between layers determines the material’s electronic properties.

Expanded titanium disulphide improves magnesium rechargeable battery

August 28, 2017 - 6:50am
New nanostructured cathode makes for a device with a storage capacity of 400 mAh/g.

Qubits can swim through seawater

August 28, 2017 - 6:24am
Flash: Photon-based qubits and entangled states have been transmitted up to 3 m in sea water.

Bioresorbable optical fibres look inside the body

August 28, 2017 - 5:11am
Optical fibres that dissolve in a few weeks can be implanted and used for diffuse imaging inside the body.

2D semiconductors could make negative conductance devices

August 25, 2017 - 5:24am
Vertical charge transport and NTC behaviour is seen in molybdenum disulphide for the first time.

Nanobubbles seen to propel nanoparticles

August 25, 2017 - 5:16am
4D electron microscopy imaging technique could help in the development of light-activated artificial micro- and nanomotors that work in liquid environments.

Carbon nanotube porins make good water filters

August 25, 2017 - 4:58am
CNTs with a diameter of 0.8 nm are better than biological nanopores.

Electric fields control nuclear spin qubits in silicon

August 21, 2017 - 9:20am
New work could help in the development of real-world quantum processors.

Single photons set for telecom wavelengths

August 18, 2017 - 4:51am
Carbon nanotubes might boost quantum technologies

Tiny traps bring quantum magnetic memory under control

August 18, 2017 - 3:18am
Nanostructured superconductor traps tubes of magnetic field to store information.

Magneto-chemical sensor detects allergens in food

August 17, 2017 - 8:46am
"iEAT" technology could help people suffering from peanut and other allergies.

Nanoscatterers make solar panels green – and red and blue and white

August 17, 2017 - 2:13am
Single-step imprinting process can produce custom-coloured cells at little cost to efficiency.

Plasmonic nanoparticles boost light emission

August 15, 2017 - 4:07am
A novel approach to produce embedded plasmonic nanoparticles in a semiconducting layer could improve the efficiency of solid-state lighting.

Spiders fed nanocarbon spin superior silk

August 15, 2017 - 3:12am
Research suggests the possibility of incorporating nanomaterials into other animal and plant products.

Boron nitride foam absorbs CO2

August 14, 2017 - 6:50am
First stable, lightweight, nanoporous 3D h-BN structure is made by simple freeze-drying technique.

Nanoporous thin-film device could help treat diabetes

August 14, 2017 - 6:39am
Improving stem-cell-derived replacement therapy.

Reversible metal electrodeposition makes dynamic window

August 11, 2017 - 4:45am
New type of electrochromic device could be low cost and durable.

Grain dynamics make perfectly flat copper films impossible

August 10, 2017 - 3:33am
(with video) Misalignments between grain boundaries in nanocrystalline copper films lead to surface roughening in the form of nanoscale ridges and valleys, meaning perfectly flat metal films do not exist.

New technique creates long carbon nanotubes out of thin air

August 10, 2017 - 1:36am
Electrolysis using atmospheric CO2 produces novel CNT "wool" while fighting climate change.