Nanoscience News

08/27/2018

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Sheds New Light on Batteries

Technique  helps scientists explore a major problem with Li-metal batteries that can cause short-circuiting, even failure.

08/20/2018

Tying Electrons Down With Nanoribbons

Strips of graphene with potential applications in quantum computers.​

07/27/2018

Electron Microscope Detector Achieves Record Resolution

The microscope is able to detect with startling clarity a missing sulfur atom – “a defect in the lattice” – in a 2D material.

07/27/2018

Reprogrammable Braille

Researchers develop a framework to encode mechanical memory in a featureless structure – an elastic shell.

07/17/2018

A Multifunctional, Multiscale, Reconfigurable Surface

Composite surface has features that can move microparticles, mix droplets, repel biofilms and more.

07/12/2018

Next-Generation Robotic Cockroach Can Explore Underwater Environments

'HAMR’ can walk on land, swim, and walk underwater.

06/29/2018

Weighing the Planet's Biological Matter

Though only one nine  thousandth  of the planet's biomass, humans have an outsized impact on Earth.

06/28/2018

Collaboration Yields Discovery of 12-Sided Silica Cages

Nano cages could have applications in mesoscale material assembly, as well as medical diagnosis and therapeutics.

06/28/2018

‘Elegant’ Design Could Lead to More Powerful, Safer Lithium Metal Battery

“Hairy” nanoparticles key to a more powerful and safer lithium battery

06/18/2018

A Sprinkle of Platinum Nanoparticles Onto Graphene Makes Brain Probes More Sensitive

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity​

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