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Editor's choice

New contender InSe ranks high for 2D devices Nov 24, 2016

Incorporation of monolayer InSe in stable devices for the first time introduces a new 2D material with highly competitive properties.

Technology update

Nanodiamonds track intraneuronal abnormalities

New technique could be used to monitor how molecular transport through neurons is modified in diseases like autism and Alzheimer’s.

Ghost images taken using pairs of atoms

New technique could test fundamental principles of quantum mechanics.

Polymers and small-molecule acceptors improve organic photovoltaics

Making highly efficient solar cells by combining cheap and readily available donor semiconducting polymers with two non-fullerene acceptors in a ternary blend.

Polypyrrole-MnO2 nanotubes improve lithium-sulphur batteries

New electrode material might be useful in applications such as portable electronics devices, electric vehicles and for storing renewable energy on the grid scale.

Carbon nanotubes image brain extracellular space

New technique could help improve our understanding of brain development and monitor neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases.

Discussion webinar

Celebrating 30 years of scanning tunnelling and atomic force microscopy

Our panel of experts discuss highlights from the past 30 years and current state of the art developments in the tools that first brought atoms into view

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Scanning probe microscopy showcase

        Nanotechnology Focus Collection AFM at Basel indepth web movie

click the images for the Nanotechnology focus collection, a multimedia indepth, a web movie series, and your favourite AFM & STM images.

In depth

Electrospinning forms a common thread in new technologies

(with movie) Twenty years on from its development, electrospinning proves a versatile technique for applications from nerve grafts and drug delivery to sensing.

Highlights from ICFO: photonics finds faster, smaller and longer challenges

(with movies) We trace the story of ICFO, one of Europe’s key photonics research hubs, and find out about some of the trail-blazing research currently underway at the centre.

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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