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Imaging cyclotron electron orbits in graphene

New observations could help in the design of better devices made from atomically thin nanostructures.

All inorganic perovskites make good green-blue lasers

Caesium lead halide nanowire-based devices could be used in on-chip photonic and spectroscopic applications.

Nanotechnology announces the first winner of the Young Researcher Award

We speak to Jae Hyun Lee, winner of the first Nanotechnology Young Researcher Award about the challenges and motivations in his nanobioscience work.

Copper nanowires make good transparent electrodes

The nanomaterials are stable in air when coated with reduced graphene oxide.

Diamond defects and quantum logic give NMR a boost

New technique can home in on single molecules.

Oxygen helps bilayer graphene to grow

'Bernal-stacked' material may find use in a variety of device applications.

Growing designer nanostructures in a semiconducting nanowire

Technique could help make new types of optoelectronic devices in the future.

Gemcitabine allies with thermal cancer therapy

Researchers demonstrate a nanostructure for treating cancer using temperature-controlled release of the widely used cancer drug gemcitabine combined with thermal therapy.

Covalence level affects electron transfer across perovskite interfaces

New results better our understanding of strongly correlated oxides and may even help in the quest for new high-temperature superconductors.

Tiny sweat sensor goes wireless

(with video) New device can detect a panel of biomarkers in a person’s perspiration in almost real time.

Multiple 'off-states' improve fluorescence nanoscopy

Technique might now be used to study the intricate structure of biological cells such as neurons.

Skyrmions seen at room temperature

New result opens the way to ultrahigh-density data-storage technologies and nanodigital electronic devices.

X-ray laser images nanoclusters on femtosecond timescale

Technique offers high spatial and temporal resolution.

Photosynthetic electrodes generate current

Researchers have made the first photobioelectrochemical cell that produces electrical power from glucose and sunlight.

Hand-held Raman device detects nerve gases

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) can be used to detect VX and Tabun on the femtomol scale for the first time.

Dissolvable implants monitor brain injuries

New devices simply resorb harmlessly into the body when no longer needed.

Simple solution foils lithium-battery freeze

A thin metallic foil that heats batteries from the inside provides a cheap solution to battery power loss at subzero temperatures.

Green perovskite LEDs shine brighter

Interface engineering improves hole injection efficiency in these devices.

Making nanowires enter neurons more easily

New biomimetic approach could be used to study the intracellular electrical activity of neuronal cells, and so help researchers better understand how the brain works.

Transparent flexible memory makes clear progress

Non-volatile resistive memory devices can be transparent as well as flexible with the use of electrodes made from optimized indium zinc oxide.