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OLEDs toughen up with low-temperature processing technique

November 9, 2016 - 9:28am
(with audio) By successfully adding a layer of MgO to the protective Al2O3 laminate, researchers improve the resilience of OLEDs to water vapour and gas exposure by around an order of magnitude.

Watching a virus bind to a biological cell

November 9, 2016 - 2:11am
Atomic force and confocal microscopy techniques shed more light on viral infection.

Engineered spinach detects explosives

November 7, 2016 - 6:52am
(with video) By embedding plant leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT researchers have transformed a plant into a living sensor.

Atom assembler makes defect-free arrays

November 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
(with video) New technique to rearrange atoms one by one in a fully ordered lattice could be used to simulate quantum systems.

NV centres for long-term 3D data storage

November 3, 2016 - 7:59pm
Diamond crystal defect system could outperform present-day DVD technology.

Bacteria nanospheres may help camouflage tiny crustaceans

November 2, 2016 - 7:58pm
Living coating appears to hide transparent creatures from predators.

Nanoparticle conjugates could help treat flu

November 2, 2016 - 3:33am
A new way to treat the influenza virus shows promise.

SQUID thermometer measures temperature at the nanoscale

October 31, 2016 - 6:56am
New device could directly image energy dissipation mechanisms in quantum matter.

Self-powered textile could be woven into smart clothes

October 28, 2016 - 5:01am
Innovative system is made from fibre-shaped nanogenerators, solar cells and supercapacitors.

DNA clamp measures biomolecule mechanics

October 27, 2016 - 6:45am
New force-spectroscopy tool could be used to study how proteins and genes behave inside biological cells.

Tungsten nanospeakers sound out thermoacoustic models

October 25, 2016 - 4:46am
Nanospeakers produced in tungsten for the first time provide insights into the significance of different system parameters and the propagation of waves from these systems.

Perovskites make high-efficiency tandem solar cell

October 24, 2016 - 4:41am
New device has a PCE of more than 20%.

'Movies' of electron motion in solar cell made using femtosecond laser

October 24, 2016 - 4:39am
New technique combines electron microscopy with pulsed lasers to study semiconductor devices.

How to toughen up nanocrystalline metals

October 21, 2016 - 5:03am
(with video) High-impact collisions produce extreme gradient-nano-grained structures that resist mechanical failure.

Collagenous tissue stiffens on the nanoscale

October 20, 2016 - 3:35am
Findings from XRD measurements on echinoderms could help in the development of new types of biomaterials for applications in biosensing and soft robotics.

Silicon colour centre could be used for information processing

October 19, 2016 - 5:30am
Entangled photons and silicon vacancies in a nanophotonic device make building blocks for quantum optical networks.

Silicon makes good qubit material

October 17, 2016 - 6:37am
Quantum bits based on Si are 100 times more robust than those made from the semiconductor gallium arsenide and can be manipulated with 10 times greater precision.

Polyphenol helps superstructure nano-objects

October 14, 2016 - 3:52am
Functionalization technique can transform objects into a giant LEGO-like polyphenol that can then be crosslinked with a metal.

Vacancy defects toughen up 2D materials

October 14, 2016 - 2:44am
New experiments and simulations reveal fundamental aspects of fracture mechanics that are simply not possible to see in thicker materials.

Gold nanogap electrodes trap tiny particles

October 12, 2016 - 5:00am
New technique, which overcomes many of the problems encountered in traditional dielectrophoresis experiments, could help make portable biosensors.