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

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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

Precision production: nanotubes meet electronics requirements

A new catalyst yields carbon nanotubes with a level of structural purity that puts next-generation carbon nanoelectronics devices within reach.

Polymer coating technique improves cantilever sensing

SI-ATRP overcomes the limitations of conventional top-down processes such as drop casting

Column chromatography sorts out CNT mix

New ultrasonic technique separates double-walled carbon nanotubes from single- and multi-walled ones

Diamond defect images magnetic domain walls

New technique could help in the development of sophisticated spintronics devices such as racetrack memory

Carbon nanotube companies join forces

Manufacturer OCSiAl has joined forces with the applications company Zyvex with the aim of transforming the potential of carbon nanotubes into a commercial reality.

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