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Simple spectroscopic technique to study polymer behaviour at interfaces

January 4, 2018 - 8:12am
New results could benefit scientists working on developing colloidal formulations with an improved shelf life, lubricants, drug-delivery systems and anti-bacterial surfaces.

2017 highlights from IOP Materials

December 22, 2017 - 7:39am
We bring you the highlights nanoscale science and technology research in 2017 from IOP Publishing's materials portfolio.

Non-fullerene organic solar cells show speedy charge separation

December 21, 2017 - 7:12am
Mapping the charge transport in new absorber material combinations points scientists on a different path towards efficient carbon-based solar cells.

Laser-printed anti-bacterial graphene oxide helps regenerate bone

December 20, 2017 - 4:29am
Technique may revolutionize the design of scaffolds for regenerative medicine applications.

Highlights of 2017

December 18, 2017 - 1:24pm
From CO2 catalysis based on solar cells to nanoparticle-enhanced antibiotics, we highlight some of the developments that have made the headlines on in 2017. (You can also watch as a movie on youtube.)

Weiss oscillations could appear in a 'wrinkled' 2D electron gas

December 17, 2017 - 11:54pm
The magnetotransport properties of materials can be tailored by changing their nanostructure geometry.

Reactive tunnel junctions could make lab-on-a-chip

December 15, 2017 - 4:51am
They might also be used as highly-sensitive sensors and even as integrated light sources.

Artificial DNA self-assembly goes large

December 14, 2017 - 8:26am
The use of DNA to self-assemble nanoscale objects has scaled up in both structure size and complexity, as well as the quantity produced.

Sequential delivery combats cancer recurrence and drug resistance

December 14, 2017 - 5:44am
Mesoporous silicon nanoparticles co-deliver chemotherapeutic and genetic drugs with a time lag for more effectively countering cancer-cell protection mechanisms against drugs, as well as inhibiting cell growth and metastasis.

Carbon nanotube films make gigahertz integrated circuits

December 14, 2017 - 3:58am
The breakthrough comes more than 15 years after the first CNT-based ICs made their appearance.

2D nanofluidic channels improve electrochemical energy storage

December 13, 2017 - 8:53am
Nano-architectures based on cobalt oxide could make superior lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Dislocation-catalysis grows nanowires in a 2D matrix

December 11, 2017 - 4:41am
New technique reduces the lateral dimensions of atomically thin semiconductors.

Graphene-edge tweezers pick up biomolecules with speed

December 8, 2017 - 6:19am
Devices might be used to make handheld disease diagnostic systems and to study the biophysics of single molecules.

Atomic-scale imaging achieves attosecond resolution

December 7, 2017 - 9:05am
A novel electron microscopy technique allows for picometer-scale imaging of materials with unprecedented time resolution.

Drug-loaded nanoparticles home in on endometrial cancer’s 'Achilles heel'

December 7, 2017 - 8:47am
New therapeutic technique might be readily translated to the clinic.

Neuromorphic computing tackles full circuits

December 7, 2017 - 5:15am
Circuits that emulate different aspects of synapse activity overcome some of the challenges in moving from single devices to full-scale neuromorphic systems.

Topological insulators made easy

December 6, 2017 - 7:52am
Nanoscale van der Waals heterostructures fabricated using a simple deposition technique might be exploited in future spin-selective electronics devices.

Graphene composite provides wireless power at your fingertips

December 4, 2017 - 9:04am
Researchers design a material for triboelectric nanogenerators that produces voltages large enough to wirelessly transmit and receive signals without additional electronics or power sources.

X-ray crystallography sheds more light on optogenetic tool

December 4, 2017 - 7:53am
Researchers determine the detailed structure of light-sensitive protein channelrhodopsin 2 for the first time.

Nanodevice generates random numbers

December 1, 2017 - 8:46am
Superparamagnetic tunnel junctions show promise for emerging computing schemes.