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3: Manipulating light with metamaterials

Silvia Peruch and Nicolas Olivier show us their work in Anatoly Zayat's Lab at King's College London looking at metamaterials.

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LIL fabricates high-resolution nanostructures fast

Laser interference lithography writes tiny features over a large area in just 5 min including processing

Single molecule electrical junctions with asymmetric contacts

Study examines how contact asymmetry influences the conductance of single molecules in an electrical junction

Double graphene coat is slippery stuff

Two layers of carbon atoms could reduce wear and tear in tiny machines

Saw-toothed sapphire helps build ordered polymer arrays

New assembly technique produces ultra-dense arrays of nanoscale elements over large areas

Nanoelectronics made easy

US researchers make transistors that approach the atomic scale

Slimmer nanorods lead to low-temperature bonding

Integrated electronics team uses copper nanorod arrays to stick silicon wafers together

Nanofabrication observed in real-time

Simultaneous nanofabrication and imaging performed using a high-speed atomic force microscope

CNT cheese wire cuts bio-samples to size

Carbon nanotube stretched between two tungsten needles slices up cells for imaging

Spatial correlations extract nanoscale highlights

Statistical projection methods offer a fast route to managing SPM data

Silicon nanocrystals flashed into position

Conductive AFM tip lays down the foundations for optoelectronics, chemical analysis and data storage

Narrow waveguide strengthens optical trap

Channelling light through parallel silicon bars allows team to capture nanoparticles and DNA

Carbon nanotubes know where to grow

Localized heating guides particles into position during growth phase

Casimir effect goes negative

Bizarre vacuum force is repulsive, as well as attractive

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Compact, pre-aligned design makes imaging technique much easier to implement

Light moves tiny devices

Researchers have combined nanophotonics and nanomechanics

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Nanoindenter passes memory test

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