<b>Nano coatings with many functions</b>

Nano coatings with many functions

Using an elaborate process, the research team has joined two polymers at the nanoscale in a flowing process: The transition from PV3D3 to Teflon (PTFE) in the scanning electron microscope image of the gradient layer is marked here as the tr...
<b>Exchange bias in van der Waals heterostructures</b>

Exchange bias in van der Waals heterostructures

Schematic showing (left) the device structure, with optical image of the CrCl 3 /Fe 3 GeTe 2 heterostructure on top of the Pt Hall contacts shown in the inset. (Right) Rxy~H loops showing the experimental outcome of the tests done on the de...
<b>A New Method to Predict Rate Constants of Reverse Intersystem Crossing for Organic Semiconductors</b>

A New Method to Predict Rate Constants of Reverse Intersystem Crossing for Organic Semiconductors

The joint research team of RIKEN and Hokkaido University developed a method to predict rate constants of reverse intersystem crossing (RISC)(1) associated with light emission efficiency of organic semiconductors used for Organic Light-Emitt...
<b>KRICT team develops improved graphene production method</b>

KRICT team develops improved graphene production method

A state-run research body in South Korea opened the way for the mass-production of high-quality industrial graphene in powder form without treating graphite with a strong acid. A domestic company will seek commercial production within this...
<b>New Method to 3D-Print Novel Electronic Devices</b>

New Method to 3D-Print Novel Electronic Devices

Researchers from the University of Nottingham have solved the mystery of how to utilize inks to 3D-print advanced electronic devices that have useful characteristics, for example, the potential to change light into electricity. A representa...
<b>New Project to Develop Intelligent, Sustainable Plastics</b>

New Project to Develop Intelligent, Sustainable Plastics

Sustainable plastics that have the ability for self-healing, have intelligent properties and can be recycled if required will be the subject of future research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany). A project in this field, coordi...
<b>Nanodiamonds slip n' slide</b>

Nanodiamonds slip n' slide

A novel dry solid lubricant includes diamond nanoparticles. It creates a surface coating that reduces friction 20-fold compared to oil-based lubricants....
<b>Water-Soluble Warped Nanographene</b>

Water-Soluble Warped Nanographene

Graphene and its nano-sized little sibling, nanographene, are well known for their remarkable photoelectronic properties. However, biomedical applications are hampered by the insolubility of the materials, especially in water. A Japanese te...
<b>DNA nanobots build themselves - how can we help them grow the right way?</b>

DNA nanobots build themselves - how can we help them grow the right way?

Researchers have overcome a major design challenge on the path to controlling the dimensions of so-called DNA nanobots - structures that assemble themselves from DNA components. ...
<b>An optical curveball (w/video)</b>

An optical curveball (w/video)

The Magnus effect describes the fact that spinning objects tend to move along curved paths. New research shows that the same effect occurs to atoms moving through light - and that this effect has practical consequences....