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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:12:49 GMT2016-09-30T00:12:49Z

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Memristor behaves like a synapse

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:56:05 GMT2016-09-29T11:56:05Z

New device could be used as a key element in integrated circuits and next-generation computers that mimic how the human brain works.(image)



Light drives titania nanotube micro-engines

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:56:37 GMT2016-09-28T11:56:37Z

New devices, which can carry cargo, might also be used to photocatalytically degrade organic pollutants.(image)



Finding the Goldilocks zone for multilayer silicene growth

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:59:05 GMT2016-09-26T12:59:05Z

(with audio)X-ray diffraction measurements provide evidence of multilayer silicene growth and highlight the important role of growth temperatures for achieving the pure silicene phase.(image)



Thermophoresis assembles plasmonic nanoparticles

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:57:32 GMT2016-09-26T06:57:32Z

New optical technique could assemble nanoparticles into functional superstructures and devices.(image)



NV magnetometer could help make write heads smaller

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:08:10 GMT2016-09-23T10:08:10Z

Sensor can characterize the broadband magnetic fields produced by these devices, and so help miniaturize them further.(image)



Knitted nanotubes make an elastic yarn

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:32:34 GMT2016-09-21T10:32:34Z

New fabric based on CNTs and Spandex could be used to make actuators and sensors for use in applications such as artificial muscles and smart clothing.(image)



Revealing nanotexture in correlated oxides

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:01:36 GMT2016-09-20T08:01:36Z

Cryogenic near-field infrared microscopy reveals how the electrical properties of vanadium oxide evolve as it switches from being a metal to an insulator.(image)



Simple silicon etch has multiple photovoltaic benefits

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:20:58 GMT2016-09-19T10:20:58Z

(with audio) A standard silicon nanostructuring process is found to decrease not only the reflectivity but also the carrier recombination, both of which improve solar-cell efficiencies.(image)



Thermal noise helps image soft matter in 3D

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:56:41 GMT2016-09-16T09:56:41Z

A collaboration of researchers has obtained nanoscale 3D images of optically dense collagen networks from the negative space excluded from the random walk of a particle in an optical trap.(image)



2D semiconducting transistor breaks new record

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:56:24 GMT2016-09-16T05:56:24Z

Molybdenum sulphide device is on a par with silicon in terms of ON-current density.(image)