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NanoVelcro microchips for prenatal testing Aug 7, 2017

New non-invasive technique could be a safer alternative to amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.

Technology update

Single photons set for telecom wavelengths

Carbon nanotubes might boost quantum technologies

Tiny traps bring quantum magnetic memory under control

Nanostructured superconductor traps tubes of magnetic field to store information.

Magneto-chemical sensor detects allergens in food

"iEAT" technology could help people suffering from peanut and other allergies.

Nanoscatterers make solar panels green – and red and blue and white

Single-step imprinting process can produce custom-coloured cells at little cost to efficiency.

Plasmonic nanoparticles boost light emission

A novel approach to produce embedded plasmonic nanoparticles in a semiconducting layer could improve the efficiency of solid-state lighting.

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.


Nacre-inspired design of graphene oxide–polydopamine nanocomposites for enhanced mechanical properties and multi-functionalities

C-T Chen, F J Martin-Martinez, S Ling, Z Qin and M J Buehler

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Solvent-free optical recording of structural colours on pre-imprinted photocrosslinkable nanostructures

H Jiang, M Rezaei, M Abdolahi and B Kaminska

Nano Futures 1 025001

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In depth

Commercializing the 'wonder material'

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

Changing with the technology

As a field matures, the strategies for protecting intellectual property change. Mark Dauncey explains how nanotech firms can benefit from a flexible and adaptable IP strategy.

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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