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New catalysts by design

March 23, 2018 - 7:10am
Pioneering approach could prove to be a completely new way to discover and make novel catalysts for almost any industrially important process.

Amyloid fibrils undergo liquid-crystalline phase transitions

March 22, 2018 - 9:28am
Chiral protein-based systems could be used to make nano-building blocks that mimic biological structures as well as cholesteric LCDs and advanced photonic devices.

Planar nanostructure provides giant chirality

March 21, 2018 - 4:19pm
Unprecedented chiroptical activity is reported from planar chiral nanostructures made from high-index dielectrics, thanks to high-order multipoles.

Genetic manipulation unlocks key to nature’s palette

March 20, 2018 - 6:16am
Ground-breaking research discovers genetics that underpin naturally manifesting colour structures.

Nanofibrous membrane could offer bioprotection

March 19, 2018 - 5:46am
New photo-active material efficiently destroys bacteria and viruses.

Hard X-ray imaging comes into focus

March 19, 2018 - 5:46am
New technique resolves feature sizes as small as 10 nm, heralding a new era for high-resolution SHXM.

Sex affects how nanoparticles behave

March 17, 2018 - 5:57am
Studies reveal differences in nanoparticle uptake by male and female cells.

CNT membranes go industrial

March 16, 2018 - 9:21am
Carbon nanotube sheets produced by a start-up company are as good as laboratory prototypes, a result that bodes well for real-world applications such as water desalination and separating gases to make renewable fuels.

Diamond quantum sensor breaks new record

March 15, 2018 - 8:13am
New measurement scheme has increased the spectral resolution of NMR by 100-fold in volumes comparable to a single cell.

CdS nanostructure excels for hydrogen generation

March 14, 2018 - 6:24am
Combining atomic layer deposition with solution ion transfer to coat a TiO2 inverse opal structure in CdS results in structures that raise the bar for CdS-based water splitting.

Graphene meets the standard for industry

March 14, 2018 - 5:24am
Intellectual property specialists and production companies welcome the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization defining when a material is and isn’t graphene.

‘Nanowood’ makes a super thermal insulator

March 12, 2018 - 3:50am
New material is also lightweight and strong, and could help make buildings more energy efficient.

How did complex carbon-based nanostructures form in space?

March 12, 2018 - 3:23am
New experiments could shed more light on how the chemical precursors of life might have been created in the Universe, and in particular in our galaxy.

‘Magic-angle graphene’ behaves like a high-temperature superconductor

March 8, 2018 - 9:31am
New experimental platform could be used to investigate strongly correlated physics – in particular in unconventional superconductivity and quantum spin liquids.

Nanowire arrays help blind mice see again

March 7, 2018 - 8:18am
Artificial photoreceptors might help in the development of improved sub-retinal prosthetics that do not require external power sources.

Artificial photosynthesis and bacteria transform CO2 into specialty chemicals

March 6, 2018 - 8:14am
Solar-powered CO2 electrolysis and fermentation produce chemicals of high demand in multiple industries.

Guanine quadruplexes make good charge transport junctions

March 5, 2018 - 4:17am
New three-terminal element bodes well for DNA electronic circuitry.

Composite polymer electrolyte helps improve Li-ion batteries

March 1, 2018 - 5:53am
A new 3D interconnected framework consisting of ceramic nanofillers made using a nanostructured hydrogel template does not aggregate.

(with audio) Holes reveal first fractional quantization

March 1, 2018 - 2:27am
Conductance measurements of holes loosely confined to one dimension reveal fractional quantization, previously only ever observed in two dimensional systems under a large magnetic field.

Mechanical splitter divides cell-sized liposomes

February 28, 2018 - 8:43am
New technique might provide a way to mimic the growth-division cycle of cells and be important for applications in medicine.