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Tooth enamel toughens up

March 3, 2017 - 5:17am
(vith video) New "abiotic" nanocomposite could help in the design of damage-resistant alternatives to ceramics.

New graphene-like material could have a band gap

March 3, 2017 - 5:12am
Mixture of carbon, boron and nitrogen could find use in electronics.

Proteins and nanoparticles self-assemble ordered nanostructures

March 1, 2017 - 8:22am
Superstructures could be used in therapeutics.

Flash Nano: Electrolytic cleaning tackles CVD graphene residues

February 27, 2017 - 12:23pm
Effective PMMA residue removal promotes chemical vapour deposition as a potentially scalable approach for generating high-quality graphene.

Doped-graphene nanoribbons outclass copper as interconnects

February 27, 2017 - 3:22am
Multilayer graphene nanoribbons are better in terms of performance, reliability and energy efficiency down to 20 nm width – with room for improvement.

Graphene coats smart contact lenses

February 24, 2017 - 4:21am
Carbon sheet could help protect eyes from EM radiation and dehydration.

Mildred Dresselhaus concludes a phenomenal career in nanoscience

February 23, 2017 - 12:07pm
The much loved and highly revered researcher often dubbed the “Queen of Carbon” dies aged 86.

Magnetic particle imaging for early cancer detection

February 23, 2017 - 6:20am
Novel platform detects cancers by exploiting the abnormal "leakiness" of tumour blood vessels.

Energy-harvesting windows come into view

February 22, 2017 - 6:28am
Silicon nanocrystals are efficient materials for luminescent solar concentrators.

Flash nano: Bias affects nanowire photodetector studies

February 20, 2017 - 12:29pm
Bias dependence plays a significant role in tuning nanowire arrays for photodetectors.

Quantum dots help silicon FET see infrared light

February 20, 2017 - 9:31am
Device could be used in applications such as night vision and optical communications.

Calorimetric scanning probes measure quantized thermal transport

February 20, 2017 - 9:14am
New experiments on single-atom junctions could help in the development of novel nanoelectronics and memories.

Nanotube array images neurotransmitter signals

February 16, 2017 - 2:20am
MIT researchers succeed in imaging how dopamine is released from a single cell using 20,000 individually addressable sensors.

Flash Nano: Germanane FET shows real promise for optoelectronics

February 13, 2017 - 12:23pm
The first realisation of a field effect transistor made from the 2D material germanane reveals promising electronic and optoelectronic properties.

Sugar helps make new sodium sulphur battery

February 13, 2017 - 8:25am
Device could compete with lithium-ion batteries – in terms of both performance and cost.

Two-way LEDs for touchless, interactive displays

February 13, 2017 - 7:47am
New device both emits and senses light at the same time.

Flash Nano: Flat lens focuses blue and green light

February 10, 2017 - 11:36am
An array of titanium oxide nanopillars of varying thicknesses expands the wavelengths of light a flat lens can focus.

Germanium phosphide joins the 2D crystal family

February 10, 2017 - 6:34am
Metallic material becomes a small-bandgap semiconductor when thinned down and so could find use in a variety of applications in photovoltaics and electronics.

2D materials are not so two-dimensional

February 9, 2017 - 12:48pm
Graphene exhibits three-dimensional superstructure on hexagonal boron nitride (hBN).

Ingestible device harvests energy inside the GI tract

February 8, 2017 - 2:26am
Bio-galvanic cells could be used to monitor a variety of physiological parameters for prolonged periods of time.