- Excitons seen in bilayer graphene
New result bodes well for next-generation optoelectronics instruments, such as tunable infrared detectors, light-emitting diodes and lasers.
- Gold nanoparticles deliver CRISPR components
Non-viral technique provides a potential new platform for treating a variety of genetic diseases.
- Substrate exfoliation carves an opening for kesterite photovoltaics
Sulphur incorporation followed by a neat exfoliation process enhances the voltage of kesterite solar cells and gives them the potential to power the Internet of Things
- Fluid-dispersed nanosheets bring new possibilities for silicon photonics – news from the Enlighten Conference 2017
Microfluidic channels allow liquid crystals to be used as controllable waveguides in integrated optical circuits.
- Cryo-electron microscopy reveals surface of Li metal in batteries
Freezing the Li metal anode shows nanostructure related to battery failure.
- Graphene-oxide membranes filter organic solutions
Carbon-based sieves might be used in purification and filtration technologies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries.
- Dual gold nanoparticle probe measures telomere properties
New technique will be important for shedding more light on how telomeres are related to cell ageing.
- Flash Nano: Single molecules clock in
By designing reactions with a long series of irreversible steps, researchers design chemical clocks based on single molecules free from stochastic ensemble dynamics.
- Anionic nanoceria boosts plant photosynthesis
Cerium oxide particles could be used to increase crop yields in the future by helping plants become more tolerant to abiotic stress.
- Chameleons inspire mechanochromic photonic films
Elastic composites that change colour when stretched might be used in a variety of “reflecting-mode” display applications.