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Transition metal surface stabilizes graphene edge structures

New result could help us better understand how to grow large areas of nearly perfect graphene on substrates for making a variety of electronics devices

Phosphorene speeds up

Few-layer black phosphorus is the new 2D star.

Structural supercapacitors take a load on

Device could allow house walls to store energy

MoS2 goes metallic

Texas team has seen a pressure-induced electronic transition in multilayer molybdenum disulphide

Etched nanoparticles both catalyse and track reactions

Advanced patterning enables analysis of chemical reaction dynamics.

L-shaped nanoantenna optimally converts light polarization

New experiments could help make better flat lenses and holograms

Tiny gold bars focus light into graphene

A simple way of creating and controlling surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) in graphene could lead to the development of new electronic devices that use light

How do nanowires move?

New study sheds more light on the random Brownian motion of nanoparticles near a wall

Doped CNTs make better thermoelectrics

Thermopower increase could come in handy for making “smart fabrics”

Hybrid technology for 2D electronics

Researchers have integrated different two-dimensional materials into a single electronic device for the first time

Hybrid graphene biosensor breaks new record

New device can detect naltrexone at levels that are up to 100 times lower than those obtained using current clinical diagnostic techniques

Dry transfer technique improves GFETs

Doing away with wet chemistry altogether makes for better graphene transistors

Azulene breaks the rules

New result could be important for organic electronics and designing new electronic materials

A skinful of nanoparticles starts to show

Measuring the nanoparticle content in a skin sample can quantitatively indicate the concentration accumulated in internal organs.

What is the best shape for a nanoparticle?

When it comes to drug delivery to tumours, cubic nanocages or nanorods might be better than nanospheres or nanodisks

2D sheets and SERS

Graphene and other two-dimensional materials enhance Raman scattering when used as substrates

Graphene engine goes elastic

Researchers have made the first ever nanoscale internal combustion device.

Transition metal oxide switches when super-thin

Metallic lanthanum nickelate becomes an insulator when it is less than a nanometre thick

A dip in seawater energizes graphene

First observations of an induced "waving potential" when graphene is dipped into an ionic solution suggests possible applications in self-powered sensors and monitors, as well as in remote ocean devices.

Lattice mismatch opens up a bandgap in graphene

An exciting new way to control and fine-tune the electronic properties of devices made from the carbon sheet?