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Photocatalytic heterostructures unleash the potential of doped silver halides

Silver-doped silver chloride nanocubes affixed to silica nanospheres show enhanced photocatalytic activity and stability - a breakthrough for solar energy developments.

Silicon nanowires modulate neuronal activity

New non-invasive technique could help in the development of new non-invasive treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

Laser-induced graphene for 'edible electronics'

(with video) Carbon sheet can be produced on a wide variety of substrates and even materials such as food, cloth and paper.

Nanomesh sensors for home healthcare

Flexible on-skin sensor can display the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram.

Multiple terminal memtransistors step up to mimic brains

Researchers develop the first multiterminal memristor device using polycrystalline 2D MoS2.

DNA nanobot 'starves' tumours

New device cuts off a tumour’s blood supply thanks to a blood-coagulating protein payload.

Frustrated liquid crystal film makes continuously rotating soft engine

Supramolecular structure carries on rotating thanks to spontaneous symmetry breaking.

Graphene resonators can stand the heat

Carbon-based electromechanical devices operating at over 900°C would work in harsh or extreme environments.

Silicon qubits show promise for quantum computers

(with video) Two new breakthroughs could help in the development of large-scale spin-based processors in the future.

Shedding light on photochromic responses

Researchers point the way to optimizing the photochromic response of TiO2/Ag nanocomposites for numerous applications, using GISAXS and optical transmission measurements.

Going ballistic to pin down Majorana particles

Researchers find experimental proof of a particle that is its own antiparticle, and a potential qubit.

Bendable nanowires capture bacteria in blood

New Venus-flytrap-inspired dialyzer might be used to create a nanotechnology platform for making artificial kidneys.

(with movie) Energy harvesting coiled up in your favourite chair – update from innoLAE 2018

Textiles present an exciting opportunity for energy scavenging thanks to developments to incorporate energy-generating devices on these flexible platforms, as presented at innoLAE 2018.

Low-energy states could be secret to perovskites’ success

Single-particle measurements provide a much more accurate picture of the behaviour of these materials.

Magnetic skyrmions could make storage bits for next-generation memories

Researchers succeed in electrically detecting the quasiparticles in metallic multilayers at room temperature for the first time.

Insulator layers give optical rectennas a boost

Devices are now more efficient at converting heat and light into electricity and are stable in air for the first time.

Magnetic Josephson Junctions could help make artificial brains

A new form of neuromorphic synapse operates just like its biological counterpart while being faster and more energy efficient.

Smart skin sensing density exceeds a fingertip - update from innoLAE 2018

Smart skin made from piezotronic ZnO nanowire has more than 20 times more devices per square centimetre than the number of mechanical receptors in a human finger, as reported at innoLAE 2018.

Nanoparticles power up a storm

Aerosol particles smaller than 50 nm in size influence weather much more than previously thought.

Grey tin: when one layer makes all the difference

Researchers find a candidate material that could make up full nanoelectronic devices.