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Riccardo Sapienza: Using biomaterials for photonics

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Technology update

Surface structure can tailor adhesion

(with audio) By making gold nanoparticles with different shapes, researchers have identified how surface atomic structures affect friction and adhesion.

Automated software brings AFM to the masses

Park Systems introduces fully automated atomic force microscope systems that mean users don’t need technical expertise.

Sound control of nanorod ‘molecules’

The assembly and disassembly of nanorods propelled by ultrasound provides an insight into biological motors.

Multiple optical traps economize on laser power

Recycling laser power using an interferometer provides single-molecule biophysicists with multiple optical traps that are stable and less energy intensive than previous approaches.

Lab talk

Imaging atomically precise donor devices inside a silicon crystal

Advancing the fabrication of semiconductor qubits.

Characterizing the subsurface of polymer nanocomposites

Atomic Force Microscopy provides quantitative non-invasive analysis of composite properties.

Dual-tips improve magnetic-field imaging at the nanoscale

Exploring magnetically soft objects with segregated topological and magnetic scans.

Multifrequency atomic force microscopy: material properties on the nanoscale

Analysis of multiple eigenmodes in AFM reveals surface properties.