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Plastics speed up AFM

December 1, 2015 - 4:24am
Changing atomic force microscope cantilever material increases imaging rates by nearly 20 times.

Etch masks reach a higher dimension

November 27, 2015 - 12:46pm
Researchers devise a single-step process for fabricating etched structures aligned on more than one plane.

Nanocrystals convert infrared light into visible light

November 27, 2015 - 4:30am
New films could help improve silicon-based solar cells and cameras.

Distinctive phonon properties boost thermoelectrics

November 26, 2015 - 1:07pm
First principle calculations highlight a distinction between phonons that carry heat, and phonons that ‘drag’ electrons, allowing improvements to thermoelectric devices.

Getting ready for the world’s first nanocar race

November 26, 2015 - 12:48am
Prototype vehicles for 'smallest ever Formula 1' presented at Futurapolis.

Light speeds up nanorod motors

November 25, 2015 - 4:13am
Fastest ever rotators might find use in a variety of nano-optomechanical sensing and actuation applications.

WSe2 shines bright at room temperature

November 23, 2015 - 5:09am
Light-emitting tungsten selenide device could find applications in flexible optoelectronics such as LEDs, lasers and photodetectors.

'Intelligent' quantum sensor detects weak magnetic fields

November 23, 2015 - 3:45am
Device can make measurements at the very limits allowed by quantum physics.

Quantum fingerprint is impossible to replicate

November 20, 2015 - 9:03am
Manufacturing shortcoming is turned into a security opportunity.

Hybrid carbon foams serve as good heat conductors

November 20, 2015 - 6:29am
New graphite-carbon nanotube materials could find use in thermal management applications.

Indium selenide makes high-gain phototransistor

November 19, 2015 - 3:16am
New photodetector could be well suited for applications in which very weak light sources need to be detected – for example, in night vision or astronomy instruments.

Metal oxide thin films make wearable biosensors

November 16, 2015 - 5:28am
Devices could be used in non-invasive health monitoring applications.

Optogenetics goes wireless

November 13, 2015 - 7:16am
Researchers have designed new biocompatible platforms through which light can be delivered to virtually any targeted organ in the body.

Black phosphorous measures up for thermoelectric devices

November 12, 2015 - 10:50am
Quantum capacitance measurements reveal unique characteristics in the transport properties of black phosphorous.

Nanoscopy can make use of protein tags

November 12, 2015 - 7:00am
Fluorescent protein-based super-resolution microscopy could be a reliable tool for biomedical research.

Light-responsive nanoparticles bring heart rhythm back to normal

November 9, 2015 - 6:33am
New technique could help overcome some of the limitations of catheter ablation – a common treatment for patients with arrhythmia.

Graphene paper takes shape and walks

November 6, 2015 - 2:00pm
(with video) Origami inspires researchers to make self-folding structures from nanosheets of graphene oxide.

Vanadium dioxide boosts transistors

November 5, 2015 - 5:03am
Pennsylvania State University researchers have produced nearly ideal VO2 thin films on sapphire wafer.

STEM gives depth to angstrom precision patterning

November 2, 2015 - 1:16pm
Studies of amorphous oxides exposed to electron beams reveal an angstrom-precision fabrication technique for patterning depth as well as surface structures.

Like charges pack into islands on graphene

November 2, 2015 - 6:02am
New findings might be useful for creating functional charge patterns in nanodevices.