- Phase-separated state could make nanoscale switch
Devices made from perovskite nickelate materials would operate electronically
- Graphene-based skin patch measures glucose levels
No more finger-pricking blood tests thanks to a sensor array that draws fluid across a single hair follicle.
- AFM detects heteroatoms in graphene nanoribbons
Technique could be a general way to analyse technologically important functionalized 2D carbon materials.
- Nanosilicates stimulate growth of bone and cartilage tissue
New finding could help in the development of next-generation bioactive materials for stem-cell therapies.
- Graphene nanoribbons mend from the brink
Calculations of carbon fragment fusion highlight the role of edges in making and mending defects
- Photonic cellulose goes iridescent
Sub-micron architectures in a cellulose derivative produce bright, structural colours.
- Rechargeable zinc-ion batteries stretch, bend, and weave like yarn
Researchers report high-capacity, washable, rechargeable Zn-ion batteries with a "yarn" form factor for flexible wearable power storage.
- Colour-changing hydrogels make heart-on-a-chip
Chameleons are researchers’ new best friend.
- Eggshell nanostructure changes help chicks hatch
(with video) New microscopy measurements reveal why chicken eggshells resist fracture from the outside but weaken during hatching.
- Chameleon-inspired polymers behave like skin
New biocompatible material that stiffens when it is stretched and changes colour in the process might be used to make better medical implants.