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Sticky electrodes capture environmental nanoparticles

Simple, cheap and sensitive devices suit analysis in the field

ZnO nanowires and low-cost quartz resonators: a perfect match

Easy-to-apply nucleation step produces well-separated nanostructures on commercial quartz resonators to increase effective electrode area and boost measurement sensitivity

Sensing team examines DNA thymine-dependent formation of fluorescent copper nanoparticles

Nanoprobes made using single-stranded DNA template could detect mercury contamination in drinking water

Long range air-hole assisted subwavelength waveguide targets high-density photonic ICs

Hybrid approach seeks to overcome bottleneck that can occur when combining four essential design features

Do purely dilute rare-earth doped group-III nitrides really exist?

Paul-Drude-Institut team presents dedicated transmission electron microscopy (TEM) investigation of epitaxial GaN:Gd thin films

Competing interactions and stepwise magnetization observed in Fe nanoparticle films

Laser pulses generate nanostructured materials with peculiar and tunable properties for use in applications such as sensors, nanoscope tips and magnetic read heads

Terahertz emitters adapted for excitation at telecoms wavelengths (1.55 µm)

Heterostructured material with a large-area interdigitated pattern coupled to fibre laser as a step towards more affordable terahertz time-domain spectroscopy systems

Metamaterials deliver broadband terahertz transparency window

Plasmon-induced transparency metamaterials are promising candidates for designing slow-light devices and nonlinear elements

Helium-ion microscopy of graphene: from edge definition to controllable modification

Effect of irradiation doses on the lattice structure of freestanding and supported graphene is assessed using Raman spectroscopy

Endotaxial nanostructures and mass fluctuation drive up thermoelectric efficiency

Materials experts modify the thermoelectric properties of low Te-content samples to recover waste heat

Nanoparticle assembly on graphene oxide sheet strengthens fight against bacteria

Polyvalent interaction with bacterial surface and increased local concentration of silver nanoparticles contribute to enhanced antibacterial activity

Kubo response theory applied to memristive, memcapacitive and meminductive systems

Analysis shows that resistors, capacitors and inductors with memory emerge naturally in the response of systems subjected to external perturbations

Modified deposition structure delivers super-high density Si quantum dot thin film

Gradient Si-rich oxide multilayers produce material with improved photovoltaic properties

ZnO nanowire nanogenerators inspire self-powered active gas sensor

Strain-driven device is sensitive to different environmental conditions

Ordered In(Ga)N nanocolumns grown on silicon

Rod-like structures fabricated via selective area growth process are ideal for LED applications and can be tuned across wide spectral range

Photothermal effect of gold nanorod cluster disinfects biofilm

Laser-induced heating accompanied by photothermal conversion in a gold nanorod cluster disrupts biofilm structure

Silicon nanowire based large-scale solar cells receive upgrade

Dielectric passivation technology improves device performance

Te/Pt nanonetworks enable cost-effective electrocatalysts for methanol oxidation

Multiple Te/PtCFMEs shown to be highly active and durable for electro-oxidation of methanol

Ta3N5 nanobelts configured as FET photodetectors

Template-converted synthesis delivers material with useful photosensitve properties

Graphene QDs on aligned carbon nanotubes ramp up supercapacitor performance

Hybrid arrays exhibit more than 200% improvement over bare carbon nanotube electrodes