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Array of hope for silicon solar cells

The enhanced light absorption in single silicon nanowires does prevail when scaled up into nanowire arrays

Pump-and-probe measures ultrafast electrons in graphene

New study will help design better optoelectronics and terahertz devices based on the carbon sheet

Optical tweezers grab nanometre-sized objects

Low intensity lasers manipulate objects the size of a virus

Nanobionics makes its debut

First nanoparticle-augmented plants made at MIT

Brain structure inspires FinFET

Researchers have made the first flexible version of the semiconductor industry’s most complex transistor

Microbes enhance ultrasound imaging

Gas-containing nanostructures produced by micro-organisms offer the perfect properties for non-invasive cellular imaging

Graphene-like iron made in the lab

New 2D material could have very large magnetic moment

MoOx contacts make p-type transistor

Result bodes well for making low-power CMOS circuits from 2D crystals in the future

Phonon polaritons propagate in 2D

van der Waals crystals could be important for applications in high-density infrared data storage, information transfer and even ultrasound imaging on the nanoscale

Nanoplatform delivers double-drug combo

Squalene-based nanocomposite containing a drug that disrupts blood vessel growth and an anticancer agent could help more efficiently treat tumours

Nano-antenna boosts nonlinear optics

Plasmonic field enhancements increase nonlinear interactions by a factor of a million.

3D nanocatalysts go dodecahedron

New bimetallic hollow structures could rival the best platinum catalysts available today

Graphene oxide makes smart textiles

Researchers have developed a new type of strong, flexible and high-capacitance yarn from the carbon material

Tiny membrane converts radio waves to light

Device could help build a "quantum internet"

Graphene-copper interconnects are cool

New hybrid structure could help electronic chips better dissipate unwanted heat

Nano-LEDS brighten nanocircuit prospects

Electrically driven nanoscale light source connects electronic and optical circuits.

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