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Key achievements and challenges in STM and AFM

Mervyn Miles describes achievements in high-resolution high-speed AFM and challenges in applying it to living cells.

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Nanotechnology research highlights: find out what the authors have to say

How graphene tears on an oxidising metal surface

Mechanical tearing is the predominant defect generation mechanism during the surface oxidation.

Graphene-based quantum algorithm at room temperature

Graphene offers high-fidelity quantum computation at room temperature, in a miniaturised device.

Molecular decoration uncovers molybdenum disulphide grain boundaries

Self-assembled monolayer decoration enables the visualisation of grain boundaries with sub-micrometer resolution.

Absorbed DNA molecules can be moved on the surface

New technique enables realignment of DNA molecules on mica and silicon surfaces.

White light emission from a Si nanocrystal thin film

Observation of white light emission suggests potential for applications in white-light Si lasing and Si lighting.

Resistive synaptic array paves the way for on-chip neuro-computing

Resistive synaptic device emulates the biological synapse in a neural network.

Nanographene broadens memory prospects

High density nanographene based CTM provides a path for future miniaturised memory devices.

Mass producing tunable nanoparticles

Nanoparticles fabricated with heterogeneous materials and controlled three-dimensional shapes using nanoimprint lithography show interesting plasmonic response.

InGaN/GaN multiquantum wells show high stability

InGaN/GaN quantum wells shows high stability upon ion irradiation.

Controlling local magnetic fields with electrically generated strain

Electric field control of local magnetization orientation is possible.

Nanosheet arrays provide on-chip supercapacitors

High performance On-chip supercapacitors can be fabricated by electrochemically co-deposited CuO/polypyrrole nanosheet arrays.

Producing air-stable black phosphorus transistors

Passivation with SiO2 prevents degradation in air allowing hardier devices that exploit the unique charge transport properties of black phosophorus.

Breaking the limits for spatial resolution with elemental sensitivity

Researchers combine high-resolution microscopy techniques with the uniquely high chemical sensitivity of secondary ion mass spectroscopy

Creative design of new light-weight hardmagnets

Magnetic pinning of nanowire tips increases performance by 20%.

Novel hybrid quantum well-dots nanostructures

Hybrid quantum well-dots nanostructures increase the efficiency of photovoltaic devices.

Coexistence of volatile and nonvolatile resistive switching

Diode-like volatile resistive switching and nonvolatile resistive switching behaviors are investigated.

Towards hierarchical patterning of biomolecules without human intervention

Reducing the cost of patterning by exploiting self-assembly.

Low-temperature growth of tungsten-oxide nanowires on Si chips

Micrometer long W-oxide nanowires are synthesized by low temperature vacuum annealing of metastable amorphous tungsten films.

Silicon rich oxide based light emitting capacitors

Resistance switching enhances electroluminescence in silicon rich oxide based light emitting capacitors.

Ultra low-power computing

Piezoelectronic transistor bypasses fundamental limitations on minimum power consumption in field effect transistors.