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Lithium ion batteries: nanostructured composites improve storage properties

Introducing reduced graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes can stabilize transition metal oxides.

Copper nanoclusters show promise in detecting hydrogen sulfide

Luminescent aggregates can detect poisonous gas from hot springs.

Quantum dot-anthraquinone conjugates as intracellular pH nanosensors

New family can determine pH in a wide variety of samples.

Determining the translocation of nanoparticles

The properties of grafted polymers control the flux of nanoparticles through a channel.

Seeing atoms under viscous conditions

An unexpected route to high-resolution atomic force microscopy.

A new conceptual structure for high-density memory applications

Anti-parallel-connected diodes provide a bipolar RRAM selector.

Boron nitride can harvest mechanical vibrations at the nanoscale

Piezoelectric properties provide an all-in-one solution to energy harvesting.

Using solid-state nanopores to examine proteins

Nanopores are high-throughput, high-sensitivity probes of the binding of small molecules to proteins.

Tweaking the magnetism of molybdenum sulphide nanoribbons

Calculations reveal how to tune the magnetic properties of MoS2 nanoribbons by passivating the edges with H and C

Achieving a Fermi level shift in graphene without an applied gate

Incorporating defects in boron nitride can lead to novel electronic properties.

Enhancing the antagonistic effect of common gut bacteria

Graphene oxide could aid treatment of microbiota-related disease.

Tomato extract provides lycopene with improved bioavailability

Employing a microemulsion technique widens biomedical applications.

Combatting counterfeit goods with nanoscale fingerprints

Randomly distributed nanowires provide simple approach to a unique barcode.

Improving graphene/polymer segregated composites for electromagnetic interference shielding

Even ultralow graphene loading increases shielding effectiveness with this facile technique.

Hexagonal boron nitride: impurity free for further applications

Employing a simple filtering system improves h-BN quality.

Calibrating the scanning microwave microscope in situ

An easy route to quantitative nanoscale electrical characterisation at GHz frequencies.

The art of colloidal quantum dots: micropatterning

Inorganic ligands can stabilize quantum dots for optoelectronic applications.

Going beyond the traditional electromagnetic generator

Combining existing technology with new triboelectric generators has promise for portable electronics

Biological scaffolds boost performance of toxic gas sensors

Virus templates can aid both the morphology and sensitivity of nanowires

Controlling emission from one dimensional photonic crystals for improved detection

Using near-field coupled emission can enhance or direct fluorescence