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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.

Optical tweezers grab nanometre-sized objects

Low intensity lasers manipulate objects the size of a virus

Far-field optical imaging goes fluorescent-free

Pump-probe technique beats the diffraction limit of light – without the need for labels

Diamond downsizes classical MRI and NMR

Molecular samples detected and imaged at room temperature. best of 2012

Find out which nanotechnology breakthroughs made it into our review of the year.

CNT muscles power up

Wax-infused nanotube "yarns" could find use in robotics, micromotors and intelligent textiles.

Mervyn Miles announced as new Chief Scientific Advisor for IOP Publishing

Director of the Centre for Nanoscience & Quantum Information at University of Bristol, UK, to advise publishing arm of the Institute of Physics

AFM speeds up to film proteins

Miniaturized scanning setup captures movement of biological molecules with unprecedented resolution.

Zigzag nanowire regulates Brownian motion

Magnetic trap could help scientists perform microfluidic experiments

Nano pioneers give food for thought

Trends in nanotechnology, quantum information and memristors were just a few of the topics up for debate at this year's Bristol Nanoscience Symposium

AFM tip 'writes' graphene nanowires

New, simple and fast technique could be used to make flexible electronic circuits from carbon sheets

Schottky diodes: the 'door' to future memory devices

Seoul National University group takes a closer look at resistance-switching random access memory (RRAM)

Scanning probe etches tiniest patterns

New technique from IBM can produce features as small as just 15 nm

TR-mode AFM shares STM success

Torsion resonance (TR) feedback isolates performance-enhancing tip-sample interaction

Neural networks differentiate bacteria

Automatic recognition process exploits broadband electromechanical response of cellular organisms

Nanoscale pick-and-place

Design unveiled for grabbing and holding a nanoscale particle in water without touching it

Thermal noise highlights viscoelasticity in micro-cantilever

Custom-built interferometric AFM deflection sensor captures dissipation process

Simple route to obtaining dielectric constants at the nanoscale

Method can be applied using any commercial AFM to quantify the dielectric constant of thin films