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3: Manipulating light with metamaterials

Silvia Peruch and Nicolas Olivier show us their work in Anatoly Zayat's Lab at King's College London looking at metamaterials.

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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.

Natural rotational motors from double-walled carbon nanotubes

Uniform temperature can drive rotation in a bitube system.

Fluorescent-magnetic nanobeads: detecting rare cancer cells

Ultrasonification-assisted self-assembly leads to smart functional nanomaterials.

Nanoparticle ferromagnetic resonance: when aggregation matters

Comprehensively analysing cobalt nanoparticle composites with a unified model.

Understanding polyvinyl pyrrolidone chain length for uniform nanowires

Discovering the critical chain length improves the quality of silver nanowires.

Multifrequency atomic force microscopy: material properties on the nanoscale

Analysis of multiple eigenmodes in AFM reveals surface properties.

Theory connects scanning tunnelling techniques

Theoretical descriptions of scanning tunnelling potentiometry could extend the scope of the technique to observe the same features as scanning tunnelling microscopy.

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.