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Supercapacitors reveal their secrets

July 9, 2015 - 5:22am
(with video) New NMR technique identifies the ionic species responsible for storing charge at the electrolyte–electrode interface in these devices.

Graphene coating boosts battery performance

July 7, 2015 - 12:41pm
The capacity of a lithium-ion battery can be nearly doubled by using an anode made from tiny nanoparticles of silicon wrapped in several layers of graphene.
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Tiny magnetite does not undergo the 'Verwey' transition

July 6, 2015 - 7:38am
Fe3O4 particles smaller than 6 nm in size stay conducting.
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'Green' nanocapsules kill bacterial biofilms

July 3, 2015 - 3:33am
Silica nanoparticles encapsulating natural essential oils could be used as disinfectants but may also help in wound healing.
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Ferroelectric capacitor goes flexible

July 3, 2015 - 1:29am
New device might find applications in wearable electronics, health-monitoring systems and ultradense information-storage systems that mimic the structure of the brain.
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Spectrometry reaches mass-consumer simplicity

July 1, 2015 - 10:51am
The first ever spectrometer to use quantum-dot materials demonstrates the possibility of devices as small, cheap and simple as smart-phone cameras.
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Taking the heat off silicon optical devices

July 1, 2015 - 6:10am
Pulsed laser deposition offers a cooler CMOS-compatible approach for fabricating photoluminescent silicon nanocrystal fabrication.
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Graphene/hBN metastructure goes hyperbolic

July 1, 2015 - 4:02am
Researchers succeed in controlling "hyperbolic polaritons" in a hybrid metastructure made from carbon sheets and hexagonal boron nitride.
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Perovskites make superior solar cell materials

June 26, 2015 - 9:54am
(with video) New measurements on exciton binding energies shed more light on the photovoltaic properties of these semiconductors.
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Nanochambers sculpt protein patterns

June 26, 2015 - 2:20am
New experiments on confined bacterial cells show how they adapt to the shape of the container they are in.
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Laser-blasted biopsies escape damage

June 24, 2015 - 8:57am
(with audio) Picosecond infrared laser ablation extracts biosamples damage-free.
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Optical tweezers produce “nanojets”

June 24, 2015 - 12:30am
The traps could be used to manipulate biological molecules such as DNA and perhaps even help assemble nanomachines of the future.
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Kirigami patterns make composite materials more stretchy, while staying strong

June 24, 2015 - 12:30am
Method could be used to make flexible electronics and optoelectronic devices.
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Thin semiconductors go through the Mott transition

June 22, 2015 - 5:17am
New findings could help in the development of photonic devices, such as light emitters and lasers made from 2D transition metal dichalcogenides.
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Graphene light bulb shines bright

June 22, 2015 - 4:42am
Devices could be used to make transparent, flexible displays of the future.
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Polymer membrane makes good nanofilter

June 18, 2015 - 6:02am
with video New ultrathin film might find applications in desalination, oil refineries and in drug manufacture.
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Nonlinear mirror seen in metamaterial

June 17, 2015 - 10:36am
Researchers have observed backward phase matching in a negative index material, 10 years after the effect was first predicted.
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Carbon-60 and graphene for vertical transistors

June 15, 2015 - 5:56am
New devices have current on-off ratios of more than 3000.
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Physicists blow magnetic bubbles

June 15, 2015 - 4:56am
Skyrmions on demand could enable ultra-dense memory.
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