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2: Optical sensing and imaging beyond the diffraction limit

Pablo Alonso describes how a scanned probe can be used for sensing and imaging beyond the diffraction limit.

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Dramatically increasing resistivity in ultra-thin copper films

Quantifying resistivity in sub-20 nm films to benefit the microelectronics industry.

Titanium dioxide nanostructures for bioapplications: a review

Focusing on the growth, properties and applications of TiO2 nanotubes in the biomedical field.

Grafting silicone onto carbonaceous nanotubes improves electrorheological efficiency

Overcoming aggregation with epoxy-terminated silicone for enhanced dispersion stability.

Buckling of a graphene monolayer is chirality-dependent

Understanding the buckling mechanism for high frequency response nanodevices.

Focused-ion-beam-deposition contamination destabilises nanoelectronics

Focused ion beam deposition for contact formation reveals some inconvenient truths.

Liberating self-assembly with ligand-free nanoparticles

Forming one-dimensional TiOx supramolecular network nanomaterials.

Dual-tips improve magnetic-field imaging at the nanoscale

Exploring magnetically soft objects with segregated topological and magnetic scans.

Predicting nanoparticle agglomeration

New computational model shows hydration repulsion is critical in predicting agglomeration.

Graphenating multiwalled carbon nanotubes for cold cathode applications

A graphene canopy on a forest of carbon nanotubes enhances electron emission.

Simple route to a widely applicable carbon coating

Direct pyrolysis of coronene leads to the amorphous carbon coating of boron powders.

Colloidal quantum dots: solar applications

Semiconductor nanocrystals for versatile quantum heterojunction solar cells.

Making polymer/metal nanocomposites in flames

Gas phase processes can be used to fabricate complex inorganic/organic materials.

Making high yield metal-molecule-metal junctions

Overcoming low yields using a direct metal transfer method.

Boron nitride-based thermally conductive polymer composites

Using a polymerization technique increases industrial applications.

Impeding radial growth on III-V nanowires

Applying hydrogen bromide for high-efficiency nanowire optoelectronic devices.

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.