In a development beneficial for both industry and environment, researchers have created a high-quality coating for organic electronics that promises to decrease processing time as well as energy requirements.
By studying individual nanocrystals being either isolated or surrounded by 'neighbors', researchers explicitly visualized for the first time band structure modification introduced by effective coupling between semiconductor nanocrystals upon close contact.
Pre-treating the fabric surface of the bandages used to treat burns with enzymes and polyethylene glycol or cellulase may promote the adhesion of antibacterial nanoparticles and improve their bacteria-repelling ability.
By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link quantum computers together.
Several peptides have an antibacterial effect - but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. Empa researchers have now succeeded in encasing peptides in a protective coat, which could prolong their life in the human body.
Researchers describe a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers, more efficient solar cells, and optical telecommunications systems.