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Feynman Lectures 50th anniversary celebration seminar series

Lithography and self-assembly below 10 nm - approaching the atom from the top down

Speaker: Karl Berggren from MIT

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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.

Modelling molecular magnets

Latest calculations will not only be crucial for developing real-world devices from these materials but also for studying fundamental nanoscale quantum phenomena such as magnetic tunnelling.

Funding in Brazil plays to nanotechnology research strengths

The SisNANO project aims to put a system in place that provides the necessary expertise, personnel, state-of-the-art research equipment and connections between researchers in academia and industry so that nanotechnology can achieve its potential in various industrial applications.

MoS2's dielectric constant is not constant

Finding will be important for when it comes to designing molybdenum disulphide-based devices in the future

DNA chimeras help assemble protein nanodevices

Single-molecule cut-and-paste technique could be ideal for bottom-up nano-assembly and to study the fundamental behaviour of biomolecules

Supercapacitors and Li-ion batteries in one neat device

3D thin-film and “carbon-onion”-coated metal oxides make good hybrid energy-storage electrode