Tag Archives: Nanoscience

Theoretical framework illuminates graphene’s optomechanical properties

Explaining how to enhance optical forces and control the mechanical deformation in stacks of graphene sheets.  Read more in MRS Bulletin… Advertisements

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Metallic aerogels synthesized in one-step process

Researchers develop quick and simple alternative synthesis method for porous scaffolds made from noble metal nanoparticles. Read more in MRS Bulletin…

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Laser design emits multicolor light

Scientists have developed the capability to generate multiwavelength lasing in a single device, with precise control over the different colours.   Continue reading

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Proposed magnetometer design could measure atomic-scale properties

Proposed technique uses probe’s magnetic field to induce measurable response in materials whose magnetic properties only occur internally at the atomic scale. Continue reading

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New simulations suggest cost-effective materials design for H2 storage

Researchers propose an inexpensive material design that appears able to store and deliver bulk hydrogen at an unprecedented rate. Continue reading

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Optimizing Solar Cells

New materials and innovative synthesis methods address problems with solar cell efficiency and cost. Continue reading

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Metal migration damages perovskite solar cells

Heat-induced migration of metal contacts is one culprit behind the degradation that plagues otherwise efficient perovskite solar cells. Continue reading

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Sharp images from fuzzy concepts

Developments in snapshot imaging and computational processing improve resolution at unprecedented frame rates. Continue reading

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Fluorescent Colloidal Nanomaterial Rapidly Internalized into Living Cells

Researchers have successfully incorporated colloidal nanoplatelets, a disc-like variation on spherical quantum dots, in a biological system. The new “lipoprotein nanoplatelets” were found to be rapidly internalized into living cells while retaining their fluorescence, making them uniquely valuable in live-cell imaging and labelling. Continue reading

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Simple Technique Produces Pure, High-Quality Nanodiamonds

Nanodiamonds, or pure diamonds with a length scale less than a micrometer, are a materials scientist’s best friend in areas such as imaging, spintronics, and quantum computing. Now, researchers have overcome key challenges and developed a straightforward way of producing extremely … Continue reading

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