Liquid crystals create easy-to-read, color-changing sensors

Inspired by chameleons, scientists at the University of Chicago have developed a way to stretch and strain liquid crystals to generate diffe

New insight puts us closer to next-generation spintronic devices

The spin state story: Observation of the quantum spin liquid state in novel material

"Nanocage" tool untangles (molecular) spaghetti

UVM researchers invent a tool that can catch and straighten out molecule-sized tangles of polymers

Programmable balloons pave the way for new shape-morphing devices

Kirigami balloons could be used in medical devices, soft robotics

Fluorescent peptide nanoparticles, in every color of the rainbow

Researchers have designed peptide nanoparticles that can each glow in a variety of colors, opening the door for new biomedical applications

Scaling up the quantum chip

MIT engineers develop a hybrid process that connects photonics with “artificial atoms,” to produce the largest quantum chip of its type.

Porous graphene ribbons doped with nitrogen for electronics and quantum computing

Graphene consists of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure. The material is of interest not only in basic rese...

Rock 'n' control

The goal of "Femtochemistry" is to film and control chemical reactions with short flashes of light. Using consecutive laser pulses, atomi...

Graphene: It is all about the toppings

Graphene consists of a single layer of carbon atoms. Exceptional electronic, thermal, mechanical and optical properties have made graphen...

New nano-engineering strategy shows potential for improved advanced energy storage

New types of cathodes, suitable for advanced energy storage, can be developed using beyond-lithium ion batteries

Harvesting hydrogen from nanogardens

Electrochemical deposition methods yield grass-, leave- and flower-like nanostructures for efficient hydrogen generation

Researchers propose novel method for plasmonic structural color generation

A research group led by Prof. CAO Hongtao at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) of the Chinese Academy ...

Researchers create air filter that can kill the coronavirus

Nickel foam filter catches, heats and kills the virus and other pathogens

Contest between superconductivity and insulating states in magic angle graphene

Superconductivity can exist without insulating phases in Magic-Angle Twisted Bi-layer Graphene (MATBG)

Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity

Michigan Engineering change the game by making a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective.

Custom nanoparticle regresses tumors when exposed to light

A unique nanoparticle to deliver a localized cancer treatment inhibits tumor growth in mice, according to a team of Penn State researcher...

Red-light LEDs for next-generation displays

In efforts to optimize the performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), KAUST researchers are looking at every aspect of the design, fabr...

Leap in lidar could improve safety, security of new technology

Researchers have developed a new silicon chip with major applications in lidar systems for self-driving cars and smart phones