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How does water behave on a liquid-repelling surface?

March 3, 2016 - 6:36am
New images could help redefine superhydrophobicity.

Electrochemical etching improves gallium nitride

February 29, 2016 - 5:39am
Researchers have developed a new way to improve the optical and electronic properties of the semiconducting material via 3D nanostructuring.

Graphene slides friction-free over gold

February 26, 2016 - 8:13am
Carbon sheet could be used as an ultrasmooth coating in machine components, so drastically reducing energy losses.

Supercritically charged vacancy in graphene is like an artificial atom

February 26, 2016 - 7:58am
Physicists have discovered a new way to control and guide electrons in graphene by removing a single carbon atom from its perfect honeycombed lattice.

Tungsten 2D material devices prove stable in air

February 26, 2016 - 7:13am
A WSe2(1–x)S2x field-effect transistor has promising tunable electrical properties that are undamaged after three months' exposure to air.

Perovskite matrix improves quantum-dot LEDs

February 24, 2016 - 3:37am
New near-infrared light-emitting diode has a record electroluminescence power conversion efficiency of nearly 5% for this type of device.

Helical structures affect chiral plasmons

February 22, 2016 - 6:54am
Silver nanospirals reveal a circular dichroism peak in the visible that is redshifted for longer nanospirals, and a peak in the UV that stays fixed.

Tumour blood vessel defects amass large nanoparticles

February 22, 2016 - 4:15am
The effect could be exploited to deliver drugs into cancer cells more efficiently.

Ultrathin lens is free of chromatic aberrations

February 22, 2016 - 4:11am
Anomalous and conventional dispersion cancel each other out.

Personalizing nanoparticles to better target tumours

February 19, 2016 - 3:39am
The size, shape and composition of therapeutic particles need to be tailored to the biological and physical properties of different tumours.

Trapped charge carriers delay light emission

February 18, 2016 - 5:06am
New work sheds more light on our understanding of nanoemitters in general and nanoplatelets in particular.

Polymer nanoparticles make cancer drug safer

February 15, 2016 - 4:54am
Accurins reduce the toxicity of aurora kinase inhibitors.

Porous silica nanocarrier reduces drug toxicity

February 15, 2016 - 4:54am
New research could help in the treatment of pancreatic cancer with the chemotherapeutic irinotecan.

Imaging cyclotron electron orbits in graphene

February 12, 2016 - 5:12am
New observations could help in the design of better devices made from atomically thin nanostructures.

All inorganic perovskites make good green-blue lasers

February 10, 2016 - 11:42am
Caesium lead halide nanowire-based devices could be used in on-chip photonic and spectroscopic applications.

Nanotechnology announces the first winner of the Young Researcher Award

February 9, 2016 - 11:10am
We speak to Jae Hyun Lee, winner of the first Nanotechnology Young Researcher Award about the challenges and motivations in his nanobioscience work.

Copper nanowires make good transparent electrodes

February 8, 2016 - 5:52am
The nanomaterials are stable in air when coated with reduced graphene oxide.

Diamond defects and quantum logic give NMR a boost

February 8, 2016 - 5:49am
New technique can home in on single molecules.

Oxygen helps bilayer graphene to grow

February 5, 2016 - 6:23am
'Bernal-stacked' material may find use in a variety of device applications.

Growing designer nanostructures in a semiconducting nanowire

February 4, 2016 - 8:37am
Technique could help make new types of optoelectronic devices in the future.