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May 26, 2016
(with video) nanotechweb.org visits Basel in Switzerland, home to some of the pioneers in AFM technologies, to find out how far the field has come in the past three decades.
May 19, 2016
As the prospect of catastrophic climate change looms, supercapacitor technology has attracted increased attention from researchers keen to exploit its potential to supply a practical, clean energy solution.
Mar 30, 2016
Finding a material to meet a minimum set of requirements can be a matter of trial and error, but knowing what will be the best material usually means understanding how it meets those requirements.
Feb 12, 2016
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) was already a useful tool for thin films in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until the end of the 1990s that the great match between the fabrication requirements in nanotechnology and the precision and control the technique can achieve became apparent.
Feb 5, 2016
From patient compliance and receptor-aided drug delivery, to regulatory taxonomy and funding, experts from different sectors came together to tackle the challenge of improving cancer treatments.
Jan 8, 2016
During the 2015 International Year of Light, Nanotechnology brought together a panel of research experts to discuss the most pressing topics in nanophotonics research.
Sep 23, 2015
The ability to produce transistor structures so small that the current is just a single electron has created an intersection of research in quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, electronics, quantum information and metrology (with audio).
Jul 17, 2015
The two main drivers in next-generation DNA sequencing technology are arguably increasing the speed and reducing the cost of DNA reading, both of which are likely to be tackled using nanotechnology.
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.
Feb 26, 2015
(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.
Feb 13, 2015
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.
Dec 19, 2014
We pick out some of the highlights from MRS Fall 2014.
Nov 21, 2014
Upconversion anti-Stokes processes allows emitted photons with higher energy than the energy of the incident photons, which may greatly benefit photovoltaic and photocatalysis technologies.
Oct 27, 2014
Nanoscale structures provide a rich playing field for generating useful heat from losses.
Aug 19, 2014
Nanotechnology’s prominence in modern medicine is indisputable, but establishing exactly how biological systems will interact with nanostructures can be far from clean cut. We look at some of the progress in the field so far and trends that are emerging from the literature.
Jul 27, 2014
The unique characteristics of both terahertz radiation and carbon nanostructures are encouraging a number of researchers to investigate potential physics and applications that combine them.
Jun 15, 2014
We speak to researchers in the top nanomaterials labs in Brazil about their work and how it has been affected by recent research funding.
May 26, 2014
Centre director Yuri Pashkin and Mark Rushforth from the faculty of science and technology at Lancaster University speak to nanotechweb.org about the new Quantum Technology Centre, which will be launched on Wednesday 28 May.
Apr 30, 2014
By enlisting the idiosyncrasies of nanostructures, thermoelectric power could be a useful source of energy particularly for small devices.
Mar 20, 2014
Controlling the movement of ions and molecules through nanoscale channels offers a promising alternative to the use of traditional electronic current in a range of medical, sensing and energy devices.