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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.

Magnetic particle hyperthermia: a promising tumour therapy?

The possibilities, prospects and challenges for its establishment as a standard medical procedure.

Ultraviolet light-emitting diodes: high efficiency and low cost

High-temperature growth enables short emission wavelength LEDs based on wide band gap semiconductors.

Glass transition temperatures: nanoparticle impacts

Incorporation of nanoparticles can influence Tg in more than one direction.

Nanoparticle reactivity mapped with atomic-level precision

A dream for experiments is a reality for petascale computing.

Understanding the signal in electrochemical strain microscopy

Novel technique measures ion concentration and diffusion qualitatively.

Mechanical properties of coal on the nanoscale

Novel atomic force microscopy methods probe the properties of coal.

Graphene quantum dots as effective nanoscale thermal probes

Understanding temperature sensitivity for more effective sensing.

Functionalizing inorganic surfaces: employing bimolecular organosilane monolayers

Tunable organosilane monolayers facilitate controlled coupling of streptavidin proteins with stainless steel.

Cu-Pd multipods for cyclohexane oxidation

High-index facets lead to improved catalytic performance.

Controlling roughness: a recipe for tuning oscillatory motion of graphene

Relating self-retraction to surface roughness in bilayer graphene.

Investigating the genotoxicity of iron oxide nanoparticles

Particle size and surface coating determine genotoxicity for biomedical applications.