In the eyes of physicists, magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets. Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate, like spinning tops, may intuitively be difficult to achieve. However, physicists have just demonstrated that it is theoretically possible to do so.
Researchers have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to multiple uses in informational processing and archival storage.
Mother-of-pearl, the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks, inspired a study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength, stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything from nanoscale electronics to buildings.
A multiple miniaturized Scanning Probe Microscopy (MSPM) heads system, which can inspect and measure many sites in parallel, means an enhancement of throughput in order of more than 1000 times the single SPM throughput.
The PCATDES project, which aims to developed a photo-catalytic reactor capable of improving the current treatment of waste water generated by agricultural industries and fisheries, has reached its mid-point.
The National Nanotechnology Initiative today published the proceedings of a technical interchange meeting on 'Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Pathway to Commercialization'.
Scientists have simplified the chemical synthesis of small molecules, eliminating a major bottleneck that limits the exploration of a class of compounds offering tremendous potential for medicine and technology.