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Manipulating boron-nitride nanotubes unconventionally

An intense ultrashort laser pulse is the first method to increase the electronic bandgap

Unlocking the strength of amyloid fibrils

Increasing hydrogen bond density maximizes strength for functional materials

Strong blue emission from tin dioxide quantum dots related to surface and deep-level defects

More detailed understanding of the photo-luminescent process could widen the application of SnO2 quantum dots

Patterning technique prepares graphene nanoribbons for photodetector applications

Ion beam can direct-write large arrays of graphene nanoribbons with precision

Studies of defects in boron nitride reveal useful properties for devices

First-principles calculations of defects in boron nitride highlight properties that may be used in nanoelectronics, spintronics and electromechanical devices

Adding defects to carbon nanosponge benefits wastewater clean-up

Re-usable interconnected CNT framework driven by magnet soaks up oil

Nanopores form more quickly through FIB boiling

Nanopore formation is predicted to occur much faster under high-flux FIB thanks to an explosive boiling mechanism

Short DNA molecules reveal ion patches

Quantitative AFM of DNA conformation unearths unusual surface properties in mica

Fluorescent nanoparticles for quantitative uptake studies

Polymer particles produced via free radical polymerization assess nanocarrier transport into biological cells

Hexagonal boron nitride monolayers could make perfect coatings

"White graphene" is remarkably stable - both thermally and chemically - and is transparent

CNT networks make better flexible supercapacitors

Nanotube devices work under high mechanical pressures and over a wide temperature window

Logic operations on a nanomagnetic staircase

Are ultrahigh-density all-magnetic microprocessors based on spintronics in sight?

Patterning gold nanorods on substrates: non-agglomerated deposition and alignment

Hydrophilic-hydrophobic contrast stripe patterned substrates can be used to selectively pattern nanorods with controlled orientation and interparticle spacing

Nanographene oxide destroys tumours

2D carbon sheets could be used as hyperthermia agents in anticancer therapies

Monte Carlo simulations of ion beam-induced sputtering

US researchers have developed simulations for both electron and ion beams to model beam-induced deposition, etching and the physical sputtering of materials

Rare-Earth oxides for silicon-germanium quantum dot memories

Multilayer Si as well as single layer Si1-xGex QDs show excellent memory characteristics, making them attractive for next-generation flash-floating-gate memory devices

Measuring the conductance through molecular junctions made from non-gold electrodes

Electrode is formed in situ and junctions contain pyridyl-copper contacts

Could few layer graphene be used for ultrafast DNA sequencing?

Graphene-based nanopores might be ideal in future single-molecule genomic screening devices

Zinc oxide tracks cells

ZnO nanoparticles make good antibacterial and antifungal additives and can also be used to label biological cells

How does size affect the piezoelectric properties of ZnO nanowires?

Surface effects are negligible for nanowire diameters larger than 15 Å