Researchers decipher structure of promising battery materials

A class of materials called metal organic frameworks, or MOFs, has attracted considerable interest over the last several years for a vari...

The next phase of the proton puzzle

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) have succeeded in testing quantum electrodynamics with unprecedented accur...

Sound waves power new advances in drug delivery and smart materials

Researchers have revealed how high-frequency sound waves can be used to build new materials, make smart nanoparticles and even deliver dr...

New material 'mines' copper from toxic wastewater

We rely on water to quench our thirst and to irrigate bountiful farmland. But what do you do when that once pristine water is polluted wi...

Shining a light on nanoscale dynamics

Physicists from the University of Konstanz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) and the University of Regensburg have suc...

An ionic forcefield for nanoparticles

Nanoparticles are promising drug delivery tools, offering the ability to administer drugs directly to a specific part of the body and avo...

Quantum nanodiamonds may help detect disease earlier

The quantum sensing abilities of nanodiamonds can be used to improve the sensitivity of paper-based diagnostic tests, potentially allowin...

Direct visualization of quantum dots reveals shape of quantum wave function

Trapping and controlling electrons in bilayer graphene quantum dots yields a promising platform for quantum information technologies. Res...

World's smallest atom-memory unit created

Faster, smaller, smarter and more energy-efficient chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing...

Controlling fully integrated nanodiamonds

Using modern nanotechnology, it is possible nowadays to produce structures which have a feature sizes of just a few nanometres. This worl...

Nanoscopic barcodes set a new science limit

Using barcodes to label and identify everyday items is as familiar as a trip to the supermarket. Imagine shrinking those barcodes a milli...

Hitting the quantum 'sweet spot': Researchers find best position for atom qubits in silicon

Researchers from the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) working with Silicon Quantum Compu...

Magnetic vortices come full circle

Magnets often harbour hidden beauty. Take a simple fridge magnet: Somewhat counterintuitively, it is 'sticky' on one side but not the oth...

Lighting the way to selective membrane imaging

Kanazawa, Japan - Researchers at Kanazawa University monitored the emission of blue-green light from water-soluble tetraphenylethene mole...

Novel magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots for biomedical applications

An easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray was developed in a joint research led by a scientist f...

A DNA-based nanogel for targeted chemotherapy

Current chemotherapy regimens slow cancer progression and save lives, but these powerful drugs affect both healthy and cancerous cells. N...

A pressure sensor at your fingertips

Researchers have developed an ultrathin pressure sensor that can be attached directly to the skin. It can measure how fingers interact wi...

A filter for environmental remediation

Osaka, Japan - A team of researchers at Osaka University has developed a nanopowder shaped like seaweed for a water filter to help remove...

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