Nanoscience News


Loops, Loops, and More Loops: This is how your DNA gets organised

For the first time, researchers have witnessed the process of a protein complex packaging DNA into chromosomes prior to cell division.


Programming On a Silicon Quantum Chip

Scientists from QuTech in Delft have now realised a programmable two-qubit quantum processor in silicon.


Mathematics Explains Why Crispr-Cas9 Sometimes Cuts the Wrong DNA

The mathematical model can also help efforts to re-engineer Cas9 to not make life-threatening mistakes while editing our DNA.​


Chemists Create Tinted Windows That Also Generate Electricity

The invention could lead to power-producing smart windows for buildings, cars and display screens, according to the authors.


Researchers From TU Delft Combine Spintronics and Nanophotonics in 2D Material

The discovery might lead to the development of an energy-efficient way of processing data, in data centres, for example.


Scientists Discover ‘Chiral Phonons’ – Atomic Rotations in a 2-D Semiconductor Crystal

Experiments confirm the first chiral phonon that could enable exotic forms of electronics.​

Experiments confirm the first chiral phonon that could enable exotic forms of electronics.​


Expanding the Reach of the Bionic Leaf

With eye on population growth, postdoc teams with Silver, Nocera on project to aid agriculture in developing world.


Small But Fast: A Miniaturized Origami-Inspired Robot Combines Micrometer Precision with High Speed

The millimeter-scale robot opens new avenues for microsurgery,  microassembly   and  micromanipulation.


Majoranas on the Rise

By using new manufacturing methods, researchers have successfully observed Majoranas in significantly improved conditions. ​​


Physicists Build Muscle for Shape-Changing, Cell-Sized Robots

These microscale machines could become a powerful platform for robotics at the size scale of biological microorganisms.​