Research team finds a way to produce black phosphorus in bulk
Metasurface solves calculus problems as an analog computer
GraphExeter defies the Achilles heel of 'wonder material' graphene
A resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity could help revolutionise the electronic industry, according to a new study.
Detecting extraterrestrial life using mechanical nanosensors
Looking for life on other planets is not straightforward. It usually relies on chemical detection, which might be limited or even completely irrelevant to alien biology. On the other hand, motion is a trait ...
Freshmen-level chemistry solves the solubility mystery of graphene oxide films
A Northwestern University-led team recently found the answer to a mysterious question that has puzzled the materials science community for years—and it came in the form of some surprisingly basic chemistry.
Laser-induced graphene 'super' for electronics
Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene (LIG) by producing and testing stacked, three-dimensional supercapacitors, energy-storage devices that are important ...
Nanowire clothing could keep people warm—without heating everything else
To stay warm when temperatures drop outside, we heat our indoor spaces—even when no one is in them. But scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate heat and ...
DNA origami could lead to nano 'transformers' for biomedical applications
If the new nano-machines built at The Ohio State University look familiar, it's because they were designed with full-size mechanical parts such as hinges and pistons in mind.
Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life
University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life—and the ability to flex and stretch.
Graphene multiplies the power of light
Could graphene turn light to electricity? Scientists have shown that graphene can convert a single photon into multiple electrons, showing much promise for future photovoltaic devices.
'Glowing' new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery, also kills remaining malignant cells
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells - a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with ...
DNA does design: 3D plasmonic photonic crystals are the first devices prepared by DNA-guided colloidal crystallization
Improved solar panels and printed electronics on the horizon with new discovery
New and improved solar panels could result from the discovery of a new liquid crystal material, making printable organic solar cells better performing.