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Liquid metal-organic frameworks remain porous Oct 13, 2017

MOFs retain their exceptional porosity even when melted, a surprising finding that could lead to many new industrial applications.

Technology update

Magnetic particle imaging could help monitor stroke patients

Results from experiments on mice with cerebral ischemia are promising and produce blood-flow images that are comparable to those obtained with MRI, but in real time.

Nanosheet actuators lift 150 times their own weight

Lifting devices based on molybdenum disulphide nanosheets are powerful, fast and robust.

Liquid metal-organic frameworks remain porous

MOFs retain their exceptional porosity even when melted, a surprising finding that could lead to many new industrial applications.

Light travels freely in new zero-index silicon waveguide

Structure might come in useful for a host of applications in nonlinear optics, quantum optics and waveguide coupling.

Double-walled carbon nanotubes get sorted

Technique separates DWCNTs according to both their inner- and outer-wall electronic types for the first time.

Focus on Graphene and Related Materials

A Nanotechnology focus collection of contributions presented at the International Conference GM-2016.

Guest editors Filippo Giubileo, Nadia Martucciello and Antonio Di Bartolomeo point out some of the highlights in the collection in their editorial.

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Metamaterials showcase

        Nanotechnology Focus Collection metamaterials in the lab web movie

Click the images for the Nanotechnology focus collection, a in the lab movie, and a labtalk news story.

Nano Futures journal

Nano Futures™ is a multidisciplinary, high-impact journal publishing fundamental and applied research at the forefront of nanoscience and technological innovation.


Avalanche atomic switching in strain engineered Sb2Te3–GeTe interfacial phase-change memory cells

X Zhou, J K Behera, S Lv, L Wu, Z Song and R E Simpson

Nano Futures 1 025003

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Visible light emission in graphene field effect transistors

A Beltaos, A J Bergren, K Bosnick, N Pekas, S Lane, K Cui, A Matković and A Meldrum

Nano Futures 1 025004

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In depth

The sky’s the limit for solar power

Ravi Silva describes the current state of the solar economy – and how he hopes to disrupt it.

Bridging the gap

Theoretical physicist and nanotech start-up founder David Gao tackles the challenges of working at the interface between academia and industry.

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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