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Synthesis and applications of multifunctional nanomaterials

Speaker: Stanislaus Wong from State University of New York at Stony Brook

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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

Carbon sheets go magnetoelectric

Low-power spintronics devices could benefit

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