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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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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.

MEMS gas sensors jump into motion

Nonlinearity enhances cantilever-based ethanol detectors.

Detecting fingermarks: silicon oxide nanoparticles aid forensic scientists

Nanoparticle solutions improve detection and challenge accepted interaction hypothesis.

Nanosolders for reliable nanobonding

Novel nanosolders provide sub-100 nm welding for future nanoelectronics applications.

Layered semiconductors: thickness changes conductivity

The electrical conductivity of molybdenum diselenide shows a thickness dependency.

A carbon-based multifunctional biosensor

Functional carbon materials achieve the simultaneous detection of multiple biomarkers.

The voltage drop across atoms

Atomic-scale voltage drop imaging can be used to improve nanoelectronics.

Integrating planar memristors with CMOS circuits

Nanoimprint lithography shows promise in achieving next-generation memory applications.

Carbon nanotube sound projectors: low-frequency operation

Addressing thermal management issues for high-power SONAR applications.