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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.

Ring-like assembly of gold nanoparticles for enhanced SERS detection

Utilizing high-quality colloidal crystals for high reproducibility.

Functionalizing graphene for heavy metal ion adsorption

Reducing graphene with acetylacetone shows promise in environmental applications.

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.