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1: Increasing control of optical properties with magnetoplasmonics

Paolo Vavassori describes research combining magnetic properties with plasmonic systems.

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Cleantech

A look at how nanotechnology benefits solar cells, water treatment, wind turbines and other clean energy applications

Technology update

Improving LFP battery cathodes

Researchers make new high storage capacity 3D composite from reduced graphene oxide loaded with lithium iron phosphate nanoparticles.

Nanomagnetic effects find a cool application

(with audio) The observation of the magnetocaloric effect in readily fabricated thin films suggests nanostructures may be exploited in refrigeration.

Top-grade perovskite boosts solar cells

(with audio) A hot-casting solution-processing technique produces perovskite crystals with millimetre size grain cells.

Protons penetrate graphene

Although theory suggests graphene is impermeable to protons, recent experiments show proton conductance of a single layer may be high.

Lab talk

Can we build a computing device that works without any energy input?

Researchers review the prospect of zero-power ICT.

Measuring thin-film thermal conductivity

Employing the laser flash method to determine the in-plane thermal conductivity of thin films.

Integrating nanoarchitectures for highly efficient electrocatalysts

Interconnecting small alloy nanoparticles provides long-term durability.

Tailoring nanowire diameter and density for improved light absorption

Accurately designing high efficiency photovoltaic devices without complicated fabrication steps.