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2: Optical sensing and imaging beyond the diffraction limit

Pablo Alonso describes how a scanned probe can be used for sensing and imaging beyond the diffraction limit.

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Big data materials science for safer nuclear reactors

Reducing the possibility of hydrogen explosions during nuclear meltdowns with new iron-based coatings.

Polarizing colour filters for power-saving display

Developing more efficient liquid crystal display technology.

Nanostructuration: increasing the thermoelectric properties of thin films

Improving thermoelectric applications with Ti-based silicide quantum dot superlattices.

Etched holes increase speed of graphene electrodes

Reducing ionic impedance with reactive ion etching for improved supercapacitor performance.

Nanostructuring film for improved oxygen intake

Understanding thin film microstructure for higher efficiency solid oxide fuel cells.

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.

An anisotropic self-powered directional sensor

Fabricating flexible nanogenerators with zinc oxide nanowires.

Highly active sea urchin-like catalysts

Constructing magnetic double-shelled Au catalysts with high stability and reusability.

Small molecules make big differences to phosphorene

Molecular doping effectively tunes the electrical and optical properties of phosphorene.

Tailoring zinc oxide nanowires enhances solar cell performance

Precisely controlling geometry with electron-beam lithography.

Lead-salt quantum dot nanocomposites: highest quantum yield yet

Widening absorption spectrum for better sensing and solar energy applications.

Simple route to a widely applicable carbon coating

Direct pyrolysis of coronene leads to the amorphous carbon coating of boron powders.

Colloidal quantum dots: solar applications

Semiconductor nanocrystals for versatile quantum heterojunction solar cells.

Trapping light with nanowire-decorated micro-pyramids

Hybrid anti-reflective surfaces show great potential in solar-cell applications.

Highly ordered titanium dioxide nanotubes for dye-sensitized solar cells

Understanding surface roughness for more efficient devices.

Carbon nanotubes make molybdenum disulfide more active

Incorporating carbon nanotubes into two-dimensional MoS2 for high-performance hydrogen evolution.

Taking the strain for more efficient solar cells

Balancing strain in semiconductors improves photovoltaic properties.