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Carbon nanotubes differentiate between carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide

Integrating an optical sensor with a CNT cluster widens the application of this active substrate.

Diagnosing the state of nanomedicine research

Subbu Venkatraman asks "Has nanomedicine lived up to its promise?"

Stable superlubricity in two-dimensional materials

Fluorographene/MoS2 heterostructure exhibits vanishing friction.

Turning oxide semiconductors into metal-like conductors

Transparent conducting oxide nanotubes provide platform for optoelectronic devices.

The power of torque magnetometry: defect-induced switching in hexaferrite nanostructures

Investigating the magnetism of heterogeneities for improved device performance.

Understanding the strength of carbyne

Structural length and chemical environment are important for efficient carbyne-based purification membranes.

Putting a twist in molybdenum diselenide

Chemical vapour deposition provides a route to tunable properties.

Reviewing the prospects of nanostructures in biological research

High-aspect-ratio nanostructures show promise for future applications.

Boron nitride diamondoids as nanoscale building blocks

Looking to alternative materials for improved properties.

Enhancing dielectric growth with two-dimensional materials

Fluorinated graphene and hexagonal boron nitride seed layers have promise in electronics.

Tuning the magnetic properties of bimagnetic core/shell nanoparticles

Controlling nanoparticle size enhances magnetic hardness and thermal stability.

Low-cost layered polymer composites for infrared triggered actuators

New method for aligning carbon nanotubes makes composites cheaper.

Low-cost printable photonic integrated devices

Nanoimprint technology could revolutionize photonic devices.

Understanding autophagy for enhanced carcinoma therapy

Suppressing autophagy strengthens PAMAM dendrimer-based therapeutics.

Decoupling the piezotronic effect from the piezoresistive

Classic four-point measurement provides insights for ultra-sensitive devices.

Carbon nanomaterials: sensitizing cancer cells to chemotherapeutics

Nanofibers and nanotubes overcome chemisresistance and adverse side effects.

Patterning bumpy surfaces

Focussed ion beam lithography provides a new flexible route to suspended nanostructures.

Nanoscale position sensors: spintronics offer a low-cost alternative to optics

Detecting changes in magnetic field for high-speed sensing.

Limiting 'wiggle room' increases carbon chain stiffness

Control of molecular confinement and length can tune the compressive stiffness of carbyne.

Bagasse-derived fluorescent carbon dots for bio-imaging

A more sustainable route to these new carbon nanomaterials.