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Silicon qubits show promise for quantum computers Feb 15, 2018

(with video) Two new breakthroughs could help in the development of large-scale spin-based processors in the future.

Technology update

Frustrated liquid crystal film makes continuously rotating soft engine

Supramolecular structure carries on rotating thanks to spontaneous symmetry breaking.

Graphene resonators can stand the heat

Carbon-based electromechanical devices operating at over 900°C would work in harsh or extreme environments.

Silicon qubits show promise for quantum computers

(with video) Two new breakthroughs could help in the development of large-scale spin-based processors in the future.

Shedding light on photochromic responses

Researchers point the way to optimizing the photochromic response of TiO2/Ag nanocomposites for numerous applications, using GISAXS and optical transmission measurements.

Going ballistic to pin down Majorana particles

Researchers find experimental proof of a particle that is its own antiparticle, and a potential qubit.

Courses and events

3D Non-Contact Optical Metrology Workshop

67 Mar 2018, Bruker office in Leiderdorp, Netherlands, Netherlands.

ImagineNano 2018

1315 Mar 2018, Bilbao, Spain.

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.


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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Emission enhancement, light extraction and carrier dynamics in InGaAs/GaAs nanowire arrays

Pyry Kivisaari, Yang Chen and Nicklas Anttu

Nano Futures 2 015001

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In depth

Nanotechnology takes on microbial drug resistance

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

Learning from industry

Byung Hee Hong, founder of Graphene Square, on growing graphene and growing a company.

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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