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Protons penetrate graphene Nov 27, 2014

Although theory suggests graphene is impermeable to protons, recent experiments show proton conductance of a single layer may be high.

Technology update

Instant read-out nanosensor screens drug “cocktails”

New device could also help identify potential environmental hazards quickly and safely.

Atomic BN sheets make perfect substrates

Ultrathin hexagonal boron nitride improves the electronic properties of 2D materials like graphene and molybdenum disulphide thanks to its unusual dielectric screening behaviour.

Automated software brings AFM to the masses

Park Systems introduces fully automated atomic force microscope systems that mean users don’t need technical expertise.

Controlling the temperature of nanopore sensors

Plasmonic nanostructures made from nanopores and “bulls-eye” nanoantennas might be used to detect single molecules and biomolecules, such as proteins and DNA, and analyse their properties.

Stretchable silicon nanoribbons make artificial skin

New device can sense strain, pressure, temperature and humidity, and might be used in prosthetics and in robotics applications.

Courses and events

SPIE Photonics West 2015

712 Feb 2015, San Francisco, California, United States.

Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series

Enhancing signals from the nanoworld

Speaker: Mildred Dresselhaus from MIT

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Nanotechnology celebrates 25 years

Higlights from 25 years Nanotechnology Discussion podcast

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In depth

Upconversion: When two wrongs make a right

Upconversion anti-Stokes processes allows emitted photons with higher energy than the energy of the incident photons, which may greatly benefit photovoltaic and photocatalysis technologies.

Making good of losses: generating heat with nanostructures

Nanoscale structures provide a rich playing field for generating useful heat from losses.

White papers

First-Order-Reversal-Curve (FORC) Measurements of Nano-Magnetic Materials

A white paper from Lake Shore Cryotronics.

An introduction to particle size characterisation by DCS

A white paper from Analytik Ltd.

Targeted patch clamping with ion conductance microscopy

A white paper from Park Systems.

ICM Image of Suspended Collagen Fibrils

A white paper from Park Systems.


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