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Silicon device offers fast route to effective tissue therapy Sep 8, 2017

Focused electric fields deliver reprogramming factors into cells, enabling blood vessels and neurons to be created from skin and muscle tissues.

Technology update

Graphene variants promise new possibilities

Modified forms of few-layer graphene allow novel applications in flexible optoelectronics.

Playdough-inspired technique makes patchy particles

“Colloidal fusion” can be used to construct nanocrystals that spontaneously self-assemble into more complex architectures.

Silica-coated synthetic melanin makes brightly coloured supraballs

Structural colours inspired by duck feathers could be directly added to paints, plastics and coatings, and even be used as UV-resistant inks and cosmetics.

Avalanche effect allows fast-acting phase-change memory

Speed of phase transitions is affected by mechanical strain, meaning that voltage response can be tuned.

DNA sequences shape-shift hydrogels

Potential applications include soft robotics and precision medicine.

Courses and events

International Conference on Nanochemistry

2829 Sep 2017, Atlanta, United States.

2nd International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry and Nano Formulations

2829 Sep 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Photonex 2017 - The Technology of Light

1112 Oct 2017, Coventry, United Kingdom.

The 8th International Symposium on Surface Science (ISSS-8)

2226 Oct 2017, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Global Meet on Nanomedicine & Healthcare

67 Nov 2017, New Orleans, LA, United States.

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.

Nano Futures journal

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


Plasma-potentiated small molecules—possible alternative to antibiotics?

K Bazaka, O Bazaka, I Levchenko, S Xu, E P Ivanova, M Keidar and K Ostrikov

Nano Futures 1 025002

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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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In depth

Bridging the gap

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

Commercializing the 'wonder material'

Ray Gibbs explains how graphene is finding its way into commercial applications, particularly in the aerospace sector.

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.