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Understanding nanopore surface state Mar 27, 2015

Investigating the translocation of macromolecules through a single nanopore for DNA sequencing.

Technology update

Square ice forms in graphene sandwich

Researchers discover a new phase of water.

Gold nanostars enhance MRI signal

DNA–gadolinium nanoconjugates make highly efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.

“Wrinkly” graphene deforms in an unusual way

Its behaviour is completely different to that of flat material.

Gel permeation purifies double-walled carbon nanotubes

New technique sorts by outer wall electronic type.

Carbon-coated particles improve battery anode

“Non-filling” porous silicon microstructures might be used to make ultrahigh performance lithium-ion electrodes.

Courses and events

42nd IOP Plasma Physics Group Conference

30 Mar2 Apr 2015, Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ, United Kingdom.

Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference (ISSC-20)

30 Mar2 Apr 2015, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom.

Electrostatics 2015

1216 Apr 2015, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Advanced School in Soft Condensed Matter "Solutions in the Spring"

1316 Apr 2015, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, United Kingdom.

Dielectrics 2015

2224 Apr 2015, National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, TW11 0LW, United Kingdom.

At the Faraday Discussions

Riccardo Sapienza: Using biomaterials for photonics

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In depth

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.

Nanophotonics and plasmonics: a great look for the International Year of Light

Studies of the interactions of light with nanostructures have revealed behaviour that can be exploited in new devices for slowing, filtering, trapping, confining and enhancing light.

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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