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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.

Memristor could make embedded memory for low-power chips

October 10, 2016 - 11:57pm
New device might also be used to store data in IoT appliances.

Gallium telluride interacts with light in an unusual way

October 7, 2016 - 5:00am
New findings could help make optoelectronics and thermoelectric devices from the 2D semiconductors.

Chemistry Nobel Prize awarded for molecular nanomachines

October 6, 2016 - 11:54am
The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa for the design and synthesis of molecular machines, touted to herald a second industrial revolution.

Graphene coating improves electron microscopy images

October 6, 2016 - 3:38am
Atomically thin coating of carbon dissipates charge build-up on the surface of non-conductive samples.

Negative refraction of electrons spotted in graphene

October 5, 2016 - 2:39am
Sought-after effect could be used to create low-power electronic devices.

David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics

October 4, 2016 - 1:20pm
The Nobel Prize for Physics 2016 has been divided, one half awarded to David J Thouless, the other half jointly to F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".

Quantum zone explains non-local STM effects

October 3, 2016 - 9:40am
(with movie) Researchers have visualized the quantum propagation of a charge at the site of injection from a scanning tunnelling microscope for the first time, offering a better understanding of how these charges (electrons or holes) propagate.

Room-temperature multiferroic goes magnetoelectric

October 3, 2016 - 4:25am
Material made from two types of lutetium iron oxide could be used in ultra low-power microprocessors, storage devices and next-generation electronics.