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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

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