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Perovskite edge states help dissociate excitons Mar 15, 2017

(with video) The result is an increase in the power conversion efficiency to 12% in “Ruddlesden–Popper” perovskites greater than two units thick and a five-fold enhancement in the efficiency of a photovoltaic cell made from these materials.

Technology update

Fast live nanoscopy reveals protein confinement in neurons

A technique that can image particle movement on microsecond timescales and nanometre length scales provides evidence that supports the “picket fence” model of membrane protein confinement.

Switching domain-wall output in semiconducting ferroelectrics

Structures could serve as circuit paths for charge carriers.

Flash Nano: Electrical "nerve cuff" could help treat chronic disease

3D printed nerve cuff "nanoclips" tethered with carbon nanofibres may help towards bioelectronic medicine for modulating nerve signalling to treat disease.

MoS2 transistors display nervous behaviour

Fundamental characteristics of neurotransmission and memory formation are replicated in MoS2 field-effect transistors.

Stable grain boundaries toughen up metallic nanograins

A new way to produce novel nanograined metals with extraordinary properties.

Courses and events

Trends in Nanoscience 2017

2730 Mar 2017, Kloster Irsee, Bavaria, Germany.

15th World Medical Nanotechnology Congress & Expo

2223 May 2017, Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Pushing the boundaries in OLEDs


Sangyoon Lee, senior vice president and general manager at Samsung’s Organic Materials Lab describes Samsung’s leading technologies and material design.

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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

Single molecules take on Formula 1

Progress in the nanomechanics of a single molecule brings motorsports to the nanoscale.

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.

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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nanotechweb.org out the lab: Commercialising AFM probe production

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