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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.

Gemcitabine allies with thermal cancer therapy

February 3, 2016 - 11:20am
Researchers demonstrate a nanostructure for treating cancer using temperature-controlled release of the widely used cancer drug gemcitabine combined with thermal therapy.

Covalence level affects electron transfer across perovskite interfaces

February 1, 2016 - 4:39am
New results better our understanding of strongly correlated oxides and may even help in the quest for new high-temperature superconductors.

Tiny sweat sensor goes wireless

February 1, 2016 - 4:32am
(with video) New device can detect a panel of biomarkers in a person’s perspiration in almost real time.

Multiple 'off-states' improve fluorescence nanoscopy

January 29, 2016 - 5:52am
Technique might now be used to study the intricate structure of biological cells such as neurons.

Skyrmions seen at room temperature

January 28, 2016 - 7:16am
New result opens the way to ultrahigh-density data-storage technologies and nanodigital electronic devices.

X-ray laser images nanoclusters on femtosecond timescale

January 28, 2016 - 7:12am
Technique offers high spatial and temporal resolution.

Photosynthetic electrodes generate current

January 25, 2016 - 7:15am
Researchers have made the first photobioelectrochemical cell that produces electrical power from glucose and sunlight.

Hand-held Raman device detects nerve gases

January 22, 2016 - 5:15am
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) can be used to detect VX and Tabun on the femtomol scale for the first time.

Dissolvable implants monitor brain injuries

January 21, 2016 - 5:42am
New devices simply resorb harmlessly into the body when no longer needed.

Simple solution foils lithium-battery freeze

January 21, 2016 - 1:41am
A thin metallic foil that heats batteries from the inside provides a cheap solution to battery power loss at subzero temperatures.

Green perovskite LEDs shine brighter

January 19, 2016 - 7:41am
Interface engineering improves hole injection efficiency in these devices.

Making nanowires enter neurons more easily

January 18, 2016 - 8:13am
New biomimetic approach could be used to study the intracellular electrical activity of neuronal cells, and so help researchers better understand how the brain works.

Transparent flexible memory makes clear progress

January 18, 2016 - 5:00am
Non-volatile resistive memory devices can be transparent as well as flexible with the use of electrodes made from optimized indium zinc oxide.

Graphene foams make good fire retardants

January 15, 2016 - 6:09am
Ultralight carbon material is non-toxic and can tolerate temperatures of up to 700°C in air without burning.

Plasmons call the tune in new graphene-based terahertz laser

January 15, 2016 - 5:13am
Tunable device could be used for security scanning and medical imaging.

Hydrohalic acid repairs semiconductor thin films

January 14, 2016 - 6:00am
Simple treatment suppresses defects in CVD-grown molybdenum sulphide.