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Physicists keep improving 'smart' composites for biomedical sensors

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 21:30
Physicists have successfully tested the new magnetic micro wire-based concept of 'smart' composites production.
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Inverse design software automates design process for optical, nanophotonic structures

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 21:23
Better design optimization of optical and photonic components may speed their commercial viability and open new possibilities for a wide range of integrated photonics.
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To make ultra-black materials that won't weigh things down, consider the butterfly

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 21:15
Some butterflies have ultra-black wings that rival the blackest materials made by humans, using wing scales that are only a fraction as thick. Here?s how they do it.
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Magic twist angles of graphene sheets identified

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 20:54
Researchers identified how twisted graphene sheets behave and their stability at different sizes and temperatures.
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An ultimate one-dimensional electronic channel in hexagonal boron nitride

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 15:12
A zero bandgap boundary discovered in insulating hexagonal boron nitride sheets with could pave the way for new nano-electronic devices.
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Bouquets of nanoflowers with a golden touch

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 14:11
Using nano size spheres as a starting point, a researcher creates fascinating structures that can have a wide range of shapes and functionalities. They can even get a beautiful flower-like appearance, with nanowires connected by gold nanospheres.
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Scientists develop a solution for preparing macroscopic two-dimensional MXenes

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 13:32
Obtaining of macroscopic MXene will not only provide the possible to probe its application in electronic and photonic devices but also stimulate the preparation and applications of other macroscopic MXene materials.
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Super lightweight foam uses sunlight to harvest water from evaporation

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 08:40
Around the world, research teams are addressing the rising global demand of water via the development of sustainable and straightforward technologies that make use of what nature has to offer. Researchers have now reported a hydrophilic and self-floating photothermal foam that shows high-rate evaporation without additional components, enabling an elegant and simple approach for water harvesting through solar evaporation. This photothermal foam enables an elegant and simple approach for water harvesting by utilizing energy from natural sunlight.
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Quantifying exchange interactions on the atomic scale

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 06:36
Scientists have reported on ultra-high magnetic resolution of a magnetic spiral structure and quantification of exchange interactions at the atomic scale.
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Two-dimensional metals open pathways to new science

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 06:32
A new, atomically-thin materials platform will open a wide range of new applications in biomolecular sensing, quantum phenomena, catalysis and nonlinear optics.
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Getting a closer look at living cells and batteries: a little bit of graphene goes a long way

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 06:29
Researchers have devised a way to eliminate a long-standing problem affecting our understanding of both living cells and batteries.
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Groovy key to nanotubes in 2D

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 06:28
Ultrathin carbon nanotubes crystals could have wonderous uses, like converting waste heat into electricity with near-perfect efficiency, and engineers have taken a big step toward that goal.
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A flexible brain for AI

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 17:46
Researchers fabricate an energy efficient reconfigurable computing engine that can be rewired to optimize its performance for artificial intelligence tasks. This work may lead to inexpensive and eco-friendly custom machine learning hardware.
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Safer high-performing batteries with 'cupcake' electrolyte

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:51
New innovative method improves safety in lithium-sulfur battery, and unlocks its potential for electronic and energy storage applications.
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Comprehensive review of heterogeneously integrated 2D materials

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 19:45
A new paper provides a comprehensive review of heterogeneously integrated two dimensional (2D) materials from an extensive library of atomic 2D materials with selectable material properties to open up fascinating possibilities for the design of functional novel devices.
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3D-printed tough, flexible graphene-rubber sensor for wearables

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 18:05
Researchers have utilized 3D printing and nanotechnology to create a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices to monitor everything from vital signs to athletic performance.
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Nanoscale 4-D printing technique may speed development of new therapeutics

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 13:19
The technology combines nanolithography, microfluidics, and organic chemistry to create synthetic surfaces at the scale and with the complexity of nature.
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Proposed optical terahertz graphene transistor

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 11:38
Researchers have proposed a transistor made of graphene and a two-dimensional superconductor that amplifies terahertz (THz) signals.
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Magnonic nanoantennas demonstrated: Optically-inspired computing with spin waves one step closer

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 11:14
An international research team demonstrates a new methodology for generating and manipulating spin waves in nanostructured magnetic materials. This work opens the way to developing nano-processors for extraordinarily quick and energy efficient analog processing of information.
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Tissue-digging nanodrills do just enough damage

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 21:06
Scientists advance case for use of molecular machines to treat skin diseases.
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