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Silicon nanorods bend light in new directions

Ultrathin coatings could replace bulky optical components

How to control superfast surface plasmons

Experiments on InAs will be important for making optically controlled plasmonic circuits for use in a wide range of applications, from nanophotonics to biosensing.

Light 'needles' thread plasmonic nanoparticles together

New nano-welding technique can be used to assemble nanostructures like chiral metamaterials from the bottom up for applications in molecular sensing and to make "cloaking devices".

Magnetite self-assembly: competition yields surprises

Nanocrystals of magnetite self-assemble in the presence of competing van der Waals and magnetic forces into previously unseen helical structures.

Lasing plasmon nanocavity detects deadly explosives

New device might be used in applications such as security screening at airports and in biosensing.

Fluorophore positioning goes viral

Researchers combine viral and DNA self-assembly methods to control the positioning of almost 200 fluorophores within nanometers of a gold nanoparticle.

Hydrogen spills over large distances

New work will be important for better understanding how catalysts work on the nanoscale and might even help in the production of next-generation biofuels for transport.

Quadrumer nanostructure amplifies optical signals

New Raman scattering technique can accurately identify individual molecules containing less than 20 atoms.

Molybdenite defects go mesoscale

New non-destructive microscopy technique will be crucial for optimizing the growth of large-area MoS2 atomic layers for a wide variety of device applications.

Transistors go transient

Temporary carbon nanotube-based electronic devices “disappear” once they have served their purpose.

Halide ligands help make all-inorganic devices

Halide, pseudohalide and halometallate ions go well with semiconducting nanocrystals.

Plasmonic chip diagnoses diabetes

Antigen microarray can detect early-stage T1D and even novel biomarkers of the disease.

Nanoporous oxide makes good memory device

New RRAM might be the best candidate yet for replacing existing silicon-based flash memories.

Parametric amplifier measures multiple qubit states

Work could be important for developing fault tolerant quantum computing in the future.

Joining up the dots

Carbon dots and quantum dots combine to make good WLEDs.

Nanoparticle oligomers detect hydrogen

Northwestern team has invented a large-area nanofabrication technique called reconstructable mask lithography to make plasmon-enhanced devices.

Top-down meets bottom-up to make arrays of single-molecule detection wells

A new technique improves isolation of individual molecules with nanoscale accuracy for single-molecule studies.

Hydrogel matrix makes superhydrophobic surface

New waterproof coating might be used in applications such as self-cleaning windows, antifouling films and as a sponge to help clear up oil spills.

Plasmons excite hot carriers

New theory could help enhance solar-energy conversion in photovoltaic devices and make better photocatalysts.

Surfactant stops colloidal nanocrystals sticking

Technique could greatly improve yields in droplet-based reactors.