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Laser-blasted biopsies escape damage Jun 24, 2015

(with audio) Picosecond infrared laser ablation extracts biosamples damage-free.

Technology update

Spectrometry reaches mass-consumer simplicity

The first ever spectrometer to use quantum-dot materials demonstrates the possibility of devices as small, cheap and simple as smart-phone cameras.

Graphene/hBN metastructure goes hyperbolic

Researchers succeed in controlling "hyperbolic polaritons" in a hybrid metastructure made from carbon sheets and hexagonal boron nitride.

Perovskites make superior solar cell materials

(with video) New measurements on exciton binding energies shed more light on the photovoltaic properties of these semiconductors.

Nanochambers sculpt protein patterns

New experiments on confined bacterial cells show how they adapt to the shape of the container they are in.

Laser-blasted biopsies escape damage

(with audio) Picosecond infrared laser ablation extracts biosamples damage-free.

Courses and events

Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology

25 Apr3 Jul 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Nanomedicine Summer School

29 Jun3 Jul 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom.


411 Jul 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece.

NanoScience + Engineering 2015 - Part of SPIE Optics + Photonics

913 Aug 2015, San Diego, California, United States. in the lab


2: Optical sensing and imaging beyond the diffraction limit

Pablo Alonso describes how a scanned probe can be used for sensing and imaging beyond the diffraction limit.

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In depth

Nano-cartography: knowing where to look

Mapping aids navigation. Now a well-stocked tool box of approaches provides information on how electronic, optical, mechanical and magnetic properties vary in nanosystems, with ever more refined techniques for accruing insights into the interplay of different system parameters.

Electron microscopy reaches new heights

(with audio) Researchers gathered at the inauguration of the SuperSTEM 3 electron microscope in Daresbury, UK, told about their outlook for the equipment and its high-resolution spectroscopic and spatial capabilities.

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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