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Gold nanomatryoshkas kill cancer cells

Nanospheres surrounded by a silica-gold shell can photothermally ablate aggressive breast tumours in mice.

New Graphene Factory opens in Italy

Directa Plus inaugurates new industrial plant this month – the largest European production unit of its kind

Air-stable CQDs break efficiency record

New class of quantum colloidal dot could help make better solar cells

Nanotwins make harder diamond

Nanostructured material made from onion-like carbon precursors is also much more stable at higher temperatures

Doped defects tune graphene for electronics

Nitrogen doping at the grain boundaries in graphene can not only transform its electronic state from metallic to semiconducting, but can also allow the size of its energy bandgap to be controlled.

Insulating or metallic? Bilayer graphene patches can be both

New study could help in the development of RF transistors from the carbon sheet and perhaps even allow it to be employed as a metrological resistance standard

Hopping to open up a bandgap in phosphorene

New tight-binding model sheds more light on 2D material’s unusual behaviour

Electric field controls nuclear spin

New result could be important for making real-world quantum computers

DNA nanotube scaffolds for bioelectronics

Origami constructions containing 1D objects can be organized onto 2D substrates

Carbon sheets go magnetoelectric

Low-power spintronics devices could benefit

Transition metal surface stabilizes graphene edge structures

New result could help us better understand how to grow large areas of nearly perfect graphene on substrates for making a variety of electronics devices

Phosphorene speeds up

Few-layer black phosphorus is the new 2D star.

Structural supercapacitors take a load on

Device could allow house walls to store energy

MoS2 goes metallic

Texas team has seen a pressure-induced electronic transition in multilayer molybdenum disulphide

Etched nanoparticles both catalyse and track reactions

Advanced patterning enables analysis of chemical reaction dynamics.

L-shaped nanoantenna optimally converts light polarization

New experiments could help make better flat lenses and holograms

Tiny gold bars focus light into graphene

A simple way of creating and controlling surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) in graphene could lead to the development of new electronic devices that use light

How do nanowires move?

New study sheds more light on the random Brownian motion of nanoparticles near a wall

Doped CNTs make better thermoelectrics

Thermopower increase could come in handy for making “smart fabrics”

Hybrid technology for 2D electronics

Researchers have integrated different two-dimensional materials into a single electronic device for the first time