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Tiny laser makes 'twisted light'

July 29, 2016 - 11:09am
New device could allow orbital angular momentum to be used in telecommunication devices.

Hybrid nanogenerator powers a safety helmet

July 28, 2016 - 1:37am
The new device might come in useful for engineers, miners and disaster-relief workers, especially in remote areas.

Chlorine vacancies make atomic memory

July 25, 2016 - 1:31am
(with movie) A step towards ultradense rewritable devices.

Nanotubes help engineer attractive electrons

July 22, 2016 - 2:24am
A mechanism first predicted 50 years ago but never yet seen in a laboratory experiment could help make stronger and more exotic superconductors.

Snell's law for spin waves measured at long last

July 22, 2016 - 1:27am
Law deviates from that governing light and could lead to "magnonic" devices of the future.

Electron beam switches nanodomains

July 21, 2016 - 2:56am
Technique could be used to produce high-density memories based on ferroelectric materials.

Graphene composite enables metre-sized flexible displays

July 19, 2016 - 11:04am
(with movie) A prototype electroluminescent device makes use of the material GraphExeter’s transparency and low sheet resistance.

Carbon nanotube mesh helps reorganise neural tissue

July 18, 2016 - 3:25am
New technology could help repair nerve fibres after injury or disease.

Growing atomically thin transistors and circuits

July 18, 2016 - 2:42am
Berkeley Lab researchers have succeeded in chemically assembling the electronic junctions between a 2D semiconductor (molybdenum sulphide) and graphene.

Neural networks provide deep insights into the mysteries of water

July 18, 2016 - 2:30am
Simulations reveal the importance of van der Waals interactions.

MoS2 nanopores make tiny generators

July 15, 2016 - 2:14am
The devices produce a large, osmotically induced current with a power density of up to 106 watts per square metre.

2D dichalcogenide makes voltage-controlled oscillator

July 14, 2016 - 6:07am
New 'charge-density-wave' device works at room temperature and could find use in a host of practical applications.

2D perovskite solar cells break new efficiency record

July 11, 2016 - 3:01am
'Ruddlesden–Popper' devices have a photovoltaic efficiency as high as 12.52%, are photostable and resistant to heat and humidity.

CNTs and diamond spins make nanomechanical hybrid device

July 11, 2016 - 3:00am
The device could be used to make quantum logic gates based on electric spins as well as novel sensors that can detect nanoscale magnetic field changes.

Molecules break up under quantum control

July 8, 2016 - 3:02am
New technique could provide entangled atoms for matter-wave experiments.

Perovskite LEDs shine brighter

July 8, 2016 - 2:57am
Green light-emitting devices have an external quantum efficiency of 3.8% and a quantum yield as high as 77%.

Imaging relativistic electrons in graphene p-n junctions

July 7, 2016 - 7:02am
A new and easy way to confine and control Dirac fermions could help make better nanoscale devices from the carbon sheet.