Nondestructive scanning near-field thickness resonance acoustic microscopy (SNTRAM) with sharp phase contrast and mechanical sensitivity provides a wide range of applications in nanomechanical imaging of semiconductor structures and a wide range of other materials.
Researchers present a facile approach to overcoming hysteresis to less than 0.5% of the gate-source voltage sweep range: rather than to eliminate traps, they aim to reduce the effect that traps have on the CNTs.
Novel hydrogels not only exhibited remarkable optical response from pale yellow to purple color and from green to red fluorescence under external stimuli of force, heat, and UV light, but also simply reversed its color back to the original one by white light.
Researchers have found a way to make ultralight sponge-like materials from nanoscale ceramic fibers. The highly porous, compressible and heat-resistant sponges could have numerous uses, from water purification devices to flexible insulating materials.
Researchers have developed textile-permeable viscous ink which can be directly screen/stencil printed on textile substrates. This conductive composite enables highly conductive and stretchable wirings on textile with a simple and inexpensive way.
In the quantum world, our intuition for moving objects is strongly challenged and may sometimes even completely fail. Experimental physicists have found a quantum particle which shows an intriguing oscillatory back-and-forth motion in a one-dimensional atomic gas.
Researchers found that by combining semiconducting molecules C60 with layered materials, such as graphene and hBN, they could produce a unique material technology, which could revolutionise the concept of smart devices.