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Nano-cartography: knowing where to look Jun 16, 2015

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.

Technology update

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.

Optical tweezers produce “nanojets”

The traps could be used to manipulate biological molecules such as DNA and perhaps even help assemble nanomachines of the future.

Kirigami patterns make composite materials more stretchy, while staying strong

Method could be used to make flexible electronics and optoelectronic devices.

Courses and events

Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology

25 Apr3 Jul 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Nanomedicine Summer School

29 Jun3 Jul 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom.

NANOTEXNOLOGY 2015

411 Jul 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece.

NanoScience + Engineering 2015 - Part of SPIE Optics + Photonics

913 Aug 2015, San Diego, California, United States.

nanotechweb.org 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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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 nanotechweb.org 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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