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Superconductivity - pairing up with nanotechnology Feb 28, 2018

Nanostructures remain crucial both in attempts to better understand superconductivity, as well as efforts to apply it.

Technology update

CNT membranes go industrial

Carbon nanotube sheets produced by a start-up company are as good as laboratory prototypes, a result that bodes well for real-world applications such as water desalination and separating gases to make renewable fuels.

Diamond quantum sensor breaks new record

New measurement scheme has increased the spectral resolution of NMR by 100-fold in volumes comparable to a single cell.

CdS nanostructure excels for hydrogen generation

Combining atomic layer deposition with solution ion transfer to coat a TiO2 inverse opal structure in CdS results in structures that raise the bar for CdS-based water splitting.

Graphene meets the standard for industry

Intellectual property specialists and production companies welcome the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization defining when a material is and isn’t graphene.

‘Nanowood’ makes a super thermal insulator

New material is also lightweight and strong, and could help make buildings more energy efficient.

Highlights of 2017

Watch the best of last year on youtube or read the multimedia roundup. You can also check out some of the best research papers featuring nanoscale science and technology from IOP Materials.

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Nanowires showcase

        Nanotechnology Focus Collection     interview on nanowires     emission enhancement

Click the images for the Nanotechnology focus collection, a audio interview with the editors, and a recent tech update 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.


One stone, two birds: silica nanospheres significantly increase photocatalytic activity and colloidal stability of photocatalysts

Kowsalya D Rasamani, Jonathan J Foley IV and Yugang Sun

Nano Futures 2 015003

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Real-time investigations of structural and optical changes in photochromic Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite thin films under laser irradiation

Babonneau D, Diop D K, Simonot L, Lamongie B, Blanc N, Boudet N, Vocanson F and Destouches N

Nano Futures 2 015002

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In depth

Superconductivity - pairing up with nanotechnology

Nanostructures remain crucial both in attempts to better understand superconductivity, as well as efforts to apply it.

Nanotechnology takes on microbial drug resistance

As bacteria evolve to fend off traditional antibiotics, nanomaterials may play a key role in tackling infectious disease.

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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NuNano out the lab: Commercialising AFM probe production

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