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Carbon dots@zeolites glow for longer

May 29, 2017 - 7:16am
Fluorescent carbon nanodots embedded in aluminophosphate hosts have ultralong lifetimes.

Laser-engraved graphene pixels work in extreme environments

May 26, 2017 - 3:51pm
Laser-writing photoactive junctions in iron-chloride intercalated graphene leads to a photodetector that can operate inside a functioning nuclear reactor.

Nanoparticles offer radiosensitization options

May 26, 2017 - 7:23am
Gold nanoparticles can be employed in a range of ways to enhance radiation treatment of radioresistant tumours.

Brain-penetrating nanoparticles restore neuron function

May 25, 2017 - 5:55am
Ultrasound-based gene therapy helps rats suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Layered 2D dichalcogenides grow on 3D semiconductors

May 25, 2017 - 5:46am
Heterostructures could allow for a new class of novel electronic and optoelectronic devices.

'LoTIS' configuration produces better focused ion beams

May 22, 2017 - 5:27am
FIBs produced from cooled caesium atoms could be used in applications that include next-generation circuit-editing and nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry.

Nanofibre measures forces from swimming bacteria

May 22, 2017 - 5:06am
Beating heart cells detected by tiny probe

Predicting phase transitions in nanocube catalysts

May 22, 2017 - 4:19am
Two size effects are at play say Texas researchers.

Explosive crystallization produces logarithmic spirals

May 19, 2017 - 8:17am
New work could help us better understand what happens during flashlamp annealing of highly-doped semiconductors or alloys.

Two-resonance tapping cavity optimally traps light

May 18, 2017 - 6:10am
“Inharmonic” structure might be used to improve thin-film solar cells.

Paper generator harvests electricity from motion

May 18, 2017 - 4:37am
The Chinese and Japanese art of paper cutting has inspired the development of a paper-based self-charging device which can harvest and store energy from body movement.

BALM images nanometre-thick layers

May 15, 2017 - 5:48am
New, fast and simple “backside absorbing layer microscopy” technique makes use of antireflection materials to observe 2D nanomaterials in real time.

Bubble printing patterns quantum dots on plasmonic substrates

May 15, 2017 - 4:41am
Technique can produce full-colour images with high throughput and sub-micron resolution.

Holey graphene improves battery electrodes

May 12, 2017 - 7:39am
Porous architecture optimizes charge transport and helps increase the amount of active material in a device.

Spider silk and cellulose make bioactive composite

May 11, 2017 - 7:51am
Nanostructured material has exceptional mechanical properties.

Designer graphene composite marries strength and toughness

May 11, 2017 - 6:40am
A "bottom-up design" inspired by mussel threads and nacre helps to synthesize and optimize a graphene oxide composite with superior mechanical properties.

Flash Nano: UV laser illuminates DNA–nanopore dynamics

May 10, 2017 - 6:01pm
Fluorescence microscopy has revealed the behaviour of DNA at multiporous membranes with unprecedented detail

Nanoparticles resurrect antibacterial drugs

May 9, 2017 - 8:32am
Studies of nanoparticles combined with antibacterial drugs reveal a synergy in their activity that can overcome bacterial defence mechanisms to resist drugs, and improve drug efficacy by a factor of sixteen.

Soft lithography yields big results for plasmonic filters

May 9, 2017 - 4:27am
Optimizing a soft fabrication approach yields nanoarrays up to 23 times larger than those previously reported.

Exchange-coupled quantum dot reads out a single electron spin

May 8, 2017 - 5:38am
New, non-destructive technique could be used to study single-spin dynamics in the quantum limit and help in the development of molecular magnet-based quantum information processing technologies.