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High-quality nanosheets can be deposited from liquid media – news from the Enlighten Conference 2017

New method allows complete dissolution of 2D materials, but water-based dispersions still offer some advantages.

'Seeing' redox orbitals in batteries by Compton scattering

A new high-resolution x-ray Compton scattering method helps to visualize the perturbation of redox orbitals in energy-storage materials.

New infrared camera goes multi-spectral

InAsSb-based device can also be directly integrated on a silicon substrate and could find applications in astronomy, automotive safety, surveillance, search and rescue, and defence.

Unexplained huge protein conductances hint at evolution

Fluctuating high-conductance states in a human integrin protein may be useful for single molecule detection, as well as having evolutionary implications.

2D metal oxides synthesized from liquid metal

Researchers develop a low-cost room-temperature liquid metal synthesis procedure that also provides access to new 2D oxides that could not be produced before.

Why are parrotfish teeth tough enough to bite stony corals?

The secret lies in the way that nanocrystals in tooth apatite are oriented.

Boron nitride nanosheets for clothing that cools

Thermally conductive fibre efficiently carries away excess body heat.

Metal-oxide coating makes graphene more versatile – news from the Enlighten Conference 2017

New techniques overcome the difficulty of depositing nanolayers on graphene, promising applications in barrier layers and electronics.

Nanoflowers harness sunlight

Novel nanostructures produced using a simple synthesis route obtain unprecedented rates of hydrogen evolution through environmentally friendly photocatalysis.

3D-printed hydrogels degrade on demand

Using ionic instead of covalent crosslinkers allows high-resolution patterning of multi-responsive, “Lego-like” hydrogels.

Organic memristor breaks new records

New device meets all the performance parameters indicated in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, even at 50 nm2 dimensions.

Flash Nano: Superlattices offer route to designer oxides

Layered structures may provide a route to bespoke electronic properties in correlated oxides.

Semiconductor thin films make solar power cheaper – news from the Enlighten Conference 2017

Even the most demanding applications can be made more affordable by new thin-film fabrication techniques.

Nanoneedle arrays help improve stem-cell therapy

New technique separates individual target cells from a mixed population.

Inkjet-printed graphene makes good strain gauge

Device might be used in applications like robot skin and health monitoring applications, and in smart packaging.

Chemical fuel pulses power rotary and linear nanomotors

Breakthrough technique might be used to power future molecular machines.

Flash Nano: Magnified nanoscopic motion reveals how we hear

Motion microscopy devised by researchers in the US reveals that waves in the tectorial membrane in the ear’s cochlea persist over micrometres, playing a significant role in the way we determine the sensitivity and frequency of our hearing.

Perovskite-like nanocrystals achieve "impossible" compositions

Researchers have created nanocrystals of a ternary lead halide containing rubidium, a composition that cannot be attained at the macroscale.

Long polymer sequences show promise for data storage

Programmed inter-byte fragmentation in a mass spectrometer allows researchers to read several bytes of data recorded in a long chain of synthetic polymers for the first time.

2D semiconductor LED and photodetector advance on-chip optical communications

New results bring us one step closer to power-efficient, chip-integrated devices based on silicon photonics architectures.