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Dielectric nanomaterial changes refractive index when heated

July 20, 2017 - 4:22am
(with video) Silicon-based metasurface could be used in a variety of “flat optics” applications, including as a protective coating on satellites or on astronaut spacesuits.

Colloidal metal nanoparticles make Coulomb transistor

July 17, 2017 - 5:05am
New device has sinusoidal ON/OFF characteristics.

Graphene Flagship experiments explore space applications

July 13, 2017 - 9:05am
Light sails and cooling systems will be the focus.

DNA origami delivers shape-shifting nanomachines

July 13, 2017 - 6:46am
Molecular engineers unveil new approach for designing DNA nanomachines with sophisticated, triggerable shape-changing properties.

'Nanolock–nanopore' detects cancer mutations

July 13, 2017 - 3:16am
Novel device could be used to diagnose cancer in its early stages as well monitor how a patient responds to a given treatment.

Multimodal lasers made simple

July 13, 2017 - 3:10am
New single device might find use in a host of applications ranging from multiplexed signal processing to multicolour biomedical imaging.

Deck-of-cards heterostructures make ideal batteries

July 11, 2017 - 2:39am
Careful choice of materials avoids the disadvantages of each component.

Compact meta-lens doublet works in the visible

July 10, 2017 - 7:23am
New lens might find applications in microscopy, machine vision and computer vision.

Tracing individual atom diffusion

July 10, 2017 - 7:17am
New study could help model diffusion in rarefied environments, such as thin layers of air in the upper atmosphere, in interstellar space or in vacuum systems.

Enzymes enable low-cost production of biocompatible 2D MoS2

July 10, 2017 - 2:56am
New liquid-phase exfoliation technique is eco-friendly, and can also be used to make 2D forms of other materials such as graphene.

Flash Nano: Images of 3D objects appear on nanostructured surface

July 10, 2017 - 1:44am
The optical illusion could be used as a security feature on banknotes and other objects.

On-chip device mimics black hole event horizon

July 6, 2017 - 8:09am
Microsoft and UBC researchers say the SYK model might be realized in a solid-state system made up of a topological insulator and an s-wave superconductor.

Flash Nano: Wet etching produces 2D molybdenum trioxide easily and cheaply

July 4, 2017 - 8:29am
Chemical thinning process allows high-quality crystals to be controllably derived from the bulk material.

Cheap electrocatalysts convert CO2 to CO using solar cells

July 4, 2017 - 7:15am
The new electrode coating will reduce reliance on precious-metal catalysts.

Programmable nanophotonic processor studies quantum transport

July 3, 2017 - 3:22am
The new device is the largest ever of its kind.

Nanostructured pyrochlore reveals unexpected order

July 3, 2017 - 3:13am
New experiments shed more light on this defect fluorite, which is used in nuclear waste immobilization matrices and fuel cells.

Flash Nano: How to make topological plasmons in graphene

July 3, 2017 - 1:58am
Magnetic field constrains plasmons to the edge of the sheet.

Magnetic brightening technique brings dark excitons into view

June 30, 2017 - 2:33am
New work might help in the development of optically-controlled information processing devices made from 2D materials.

Electrodeposition on silicon produces novel nanowire architectures

June 29, 2017 - 8:47am
Complex structures could find use in a wide range of technology applications.

Human protein-based nanoprobes for MRI

June 26, 2017 - 3:37am
New contrast agents can be easily cleared by the body and could be used to detect tumours in their early stages.