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1: Increasing control of optical properties with magnetoplasmonics

Paolo Vavassori describes research combining magnetic properties with plasmonic systems.

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Twisted wire electrospinning: combining high productivity and simplicity

New needleless electrospinning design offers easy operation and high production rates.

Silicon nanonets: promising electrically active materials

Silicon nanowire networks display flexibility and highly reproducible electrical properties.

Transistor memory devices with large memory windows

Multi-stacking of densely packed nanoparticles leads to high capacities.

Tunnelling electroresistance in multiferroic heterostructures

Commercially compatible ferroelectric tunnel junctions could lead to multi-gigabit storage.

Guiding cells for cardiovascular tissue engineering

Biphasic nanowires provide a template for the alignment of human cardiomyocytes.

Natural rotational motors from double-walled carbon nanotubes

Uniform temperature can drive rotation in a bitube system.

Fluorescent-magnetic nanobeads: detecting rare cancer cells

Ultrasonification-assisted self-assembly leads to smart functional nanomaterials.

Nanoparticle ferromagnetic resonance: when aggregation matters

Comprehensively analysing cobalt nanoparticle composites with a unified model.

Understanding polyvinyl pyrrolidone chain length for uniform nanowires

Discovering the critical chain length improves the quality of silver nanowires.

Multifrequency atomic force microscopy: material properties on the nanoscale

Analysis of multiple eigenmodes in AFM reveals surface properties.

Theory connects scanning tunnelling techniques

Theoretical descriptions of scanning tunnelling potentiometry could extend the scope of the technique to observe the same features as scanning tunnelling microscopy.

Biological tagging with Ag-In-Zn-S nanostructures

Controlling chemical composition leads to tunable fluorescence in AIZS nanorods.

Trapping light with nanowire-decorated micro-pyramids

Hybrid anti-reflective surfaces show great potential in solar-cell applications.

Highly ordered titanium dioxide nanotubes for dye-sensitized solar cells

Understanding surface roughness for more efficient devices.

Mimicking bone with polymer nanocomposites

Perovksite ceramics are applied for the first time in bone tissue regeneration.

Long-range surface-enhanced Raman scattering with light-trapping semiconductors

First experimental demonstration of near-field extension in Si/TiO2 heterostructures.

Multilayer molybdenum disulfide undergoes metallic transition under strain

Changing electronic properties leads to enhanced thermoelectric properties and smaller technologies.

Mapping proteins using DNA aptamers

DNA aptamers as sensitive probes to spatially map proteins on biosurfaces.

Carbon nanotubes make molybdenum disulfide more active

Incorporating carbon nanotubes into two-dimensional MoS2 for high-performance hydrogen evolution.

Taking the strain for more efficient solar cells

Balancing strain in semiconductors improves photovoltaic properties.