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Paolo Vavassori describes research combining magnetic properties with plasmonic systems.

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Better understanding phosphorene

Low-frequency interlayer “breathing” modes shed more light on promising new 2D semiconductor.

Piezoelectric patch measures skin’s elasticity

New device might be used to assess a variety of cutaneous diseases, and even test how effective cosmetic products are.

Spin currents endure at room temperature in germanium

Magnetic measurement could boost the fortunes of spintronics.

Nanomachine pumps molecules uphill

New molecular machine is inspired by those found in nature.

Getting rid of dangling bonds in thin-film photovoltaics

New absorber material shows promise for solar cells.

Polymer encapsulation device could help treat diabetes

Micro- and nano-porous thin films might be employed in cell replacement therapy.

Nanopores detect individual proteins

New antibody model system could form the basis of a high-speed method to probe DNA-protein interactions.

Electron pairing without superconductivity seen at long last

Tiny transistor reveals electrons marching two by two.

Swirling light beams carve intricate patterns

Logarithmic spirals could further our understanding of light.

Improving LFP battery cathodes

Researchers make new high storage capacity 3D composite from reduced graphene oxide loaded with lithium iron phosphate nanoparticles.

'Plateau-Rayleigh' technique grows nanoshells

New results could be important for controlling the morphology and composition of crystals at the nanoscale in future electronics and optoelectronics devices.

Spiders spin reinforced silk

First ever “bionicomposite” made from silk and carbon nanomaterials could find use in a range of applications, from textiles to nerve regeneration and tissue repair.

Aerographite makes multifunctional hybrid

Flexible, semiconducting composite shows promise for future electronic, photonic and sensor applications.

New state of matter found in crystal made from buckyballs

Molecular lattice also harbours unconventional superconductor.

Nanoneedles deliver nanodots and nucleic acids

Biocompatible nanostructures could help in the reconstruction of damaged tissue and nerves.

Tuning interactions controls self-assembly

(with audio) Simulations of nanofibres show how to dictate the phase and topology of network that they self-organise into.

Nanotube TFETs in new tunnelling current record

Tunnelling field-effect transistor could be used in ultrahigh performance and ultralow standby power logical applications, as well as to make ultra-compact non-volatile memory devices.

3D graphene makes biocompatible scaffolds

Carbon material might be ideal in complex tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, as well as for making implantable electronics and biosensors.

Transient transistors are biocompatible

Devices might be used in a wide range of new technologies, including temporary, biodegradable medical implants.

Nanowire networks can hardwire adaptability

(with video) By merging top-down and bottom-up fabrication techniques, researchers readily produce nanowire networks with behaviour analogous to adaptability and memory.