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New multiferroic materials from building blocks

Scientists have successfully developed room temperature multiferroic materials by a layer-by-layer assembly of nanosheet building blocks. Multiferroic materials are expected to play a vital role in the development of next-generation multifunctional electronic devices.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2016

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Chains of nanogold forged with atomic precision

Researchers have succeeded in producing short chains and rings of gold nanoparticles with unprecedented precision. They used a special kind of nanoparticles with a well-defined structure and linked them together with molecular bridges.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2016

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Ahead of the 'curve' in magnetic study

When a baseball pitcher uncorks a nasty curveball, the spinning motion of the ball forces air to flow around it at different speeds, causing the ball to 'break' in one direction. The physics behind this kind of deflection also work at smaller scales.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2016

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The microdoctors in our bodies

Researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be activated via brain waves, and swarms of microrobots that facilitate highly precise application of drugs.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2016

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