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Single sheet lases white

August 5, 2015 - 8:32am
A chemically tailored single nanosheet demonstrates simultaneous lasing in all the colours needed to create white light.

Micro-wheel resonator measures mass

August 5, 2015 - 5:39am
New device also works in water, making it ideal for biosensing.

Piezoelectric nanogenerators come of age

August 4, 2015 - 8:32am
(with audio) First definition of figures of merit for piezoelectric nanomaterials enables comparison between different studies.

Supercapacitors take the heat

August 3, 2015 - 4:48am
New flexible devices work very well at elevated temperatures.

Self-assembly finds a Darwinian twist

July 31, 2015 - 8:00am
A statistical model of polymer chain lengthening posits the required conditions for the spontaneous emergence of systems capable of Darwinian behaviour

Stretchable graphene transistors inspired by kirigami

July 31, 2015 - 5:36am
The Japanese art of paper cutting is used to make micron-sized electronic and mechanical devices.

Elastic gel makes ingestible capsule

July 31, 2015 - 2:10am
New, safer, device could be swallowed by patients.

Electrochemistry tunes graphene synthesis

July 29, 2015 - 7:01pm
(with audio)An alliance between electrochemical synthesis techniques and graphene research provides a means of nanomaterial production with properties tuned to specific applications.

Solving the noise problem in graphene FETs

July 29, 2015 - 6:45am
Encasing the carbon sheet in boron nitride seems to do the trick.

Suspending 2D crystals the easy way

July 27, 2015 - 2:34am
New technique may even be applied to other nanomaterials such as nanotubes and nanowires, and could help make better optoelectronic and nanoelectromechanical devices in the future.

How noisy are graphene biotransistors?

July 24, 2015 - 6:44am
US researchers have now answered this question for devices operating in liquid environments, and their research could help in the development of biosensors made from the carbon sheet.

CNT fibres go stretchy

July 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Carbon nanotubes wrapped around rubber cores might be used in a host of flexible electronics applications, including smart textiles and artificial muscles for robots.

Infrared amplifier reaches the nanoscale

July 22, 2015 - 3:30am
New device is 20 times more powerful than previous such amplifiers and, importantly, small enough to fit on an integrated circuit.

Catalytic droplets grow nanostructures in nanowires

July 20, 2015 - 9:15am
New technique might be useful for making a host of opto- and quantum electronics devices.

High-throughput DNA sequencing etches forwards

July 17, 2015 - 9:13am
(with video) An etching approach for controlled fabrication of nanopore arrays helps harness the high-throughput potential of optical DNA sequencing techniques.

Truncated protein pores detect DNA bases

July 17, 2015 - 5:52am
New work could help meet and even surpass the famous '$1000 genome' target set by the NIH.

Buckyballs exist in space

July 15, 2015 - 11:53am
Researchers confirm 20-year old theory, and say that C60 molecules might even be ubiquitous in the Universe.

Selective deposition technique controls nanowire length

July 13, 2015 - 3:13am
Bimetallic wires with tailored optical properties could be used in a variety of different applications, from metamaterials to solar energy harvesting and biosensing.

Metamaterial steers light-like wakes

July 10, 2015 - 5:55am
Potential applications include novel 2D plasmonic lenses, couplers and routers.

Chip features cross the 10 nm barrier

July 10, 2015 - 4:51am
IBM researchers say that it may now be possible to pack more than 20 billion transistors onto a single chip.