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Nanotubes make for better lithium-ion batteries

Semiconducting or metallic? SWCNT electronic type affects lithiation

Atomic chisel chips away at graphene

New technique overcomes Smalley’s "fat finger" problem and could be used to fabricate nanostructures for molecular electronics devices

Electrolyte gate advances molecular electronics

New approach dispenses with the need for lithographically fabricated metal electrodes

Polymer sorts carbon nanotubes

Technique separates semiconducting tubes from metallic ones, and smaller-diameter tubes from bigger ones

Taking a peek at a qubit

Physicists have succeeded in observing the state of a quantum bit – without destroying it

Going it alone: new dichalcogenide behaves like a monolayer

Discovery could allow researchers to study fundamental 2D physics in 3D crystals, and develop novel optoelectronics

Researchers spin a yarn into a muscle

Everyday polymer fibres used to create artificial muscles

Switching on magnetism with an electric field

Result bodes well for spintronics applications as FeRh films go from being antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic after being exposed to just a few volts

Synchrotron sheds new light on weak ferromagnets

First measurement of the “Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya” interaction in these materials could be important for applications like high-density data storage

Waste not want not: recycling silicon electronics

Saudi Arabia team transforms traditional rigid electronics wafers into mechanically flexible and transparent ones

Graphene oxide makes perfect sieve

Carbon-based membranes could be ideal in water filtration and desalination technologies

Polymer particles go acoustic

Semiconducting nanostructures could make excellent photoacoustic contrast agents for molecular imaging

Nanoparticle superstructures break down in the body

DNA and gold particle assemblies for safer anti-cancer drug delivery

CNT e-whiskers could help improve robot skin

Carbon nanotube structures detect the lightest of touches or a gentle breeze

Ballistic electrons go further in nanoribbons

Puzzling results challenge conventional model of graphene

Nanowire nanocomputer in new complexity record

Techniques employed to build nano-finite-state machine could help extend Moore’s Law

Does boron-based graphene exist?

Experiment says maybe, computer says no

Room-temperature quantum dots emit single photons

III-nitride QDs might be ideal for on-chip communications in quantum information processors of the future

Thin-film generator harvests energy from a beating heart

New PZT-nanoribbon device could be used to power biomedical implants

Band tail states appear in MoS2

Charge-trapping defects in 2D semiconductors could be reduced by improving sample quality, says IBM team