Atom-scale building blocks that have been compared to microscopic Lego are allowing researchers to play with the properties of common materials, and the possibilities are so great that it could keep scientists busy for the next 50 years.
Researchers have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide in an environmentally friendly manner, without the use of additional chemicals.
A team of researchers has succeeded in precisely controlling the transition temperature of atomic-scale-thick superconductors using magnetic organic molecules. The team also identified the control mechanism.
Inspired by the structure of cancellous bone and the nutrition metabolism principles of articular cartilage, researchers utilized friction-induced heat and pressure as a trigger to form and repair an analogue of articular cartilage.
In work that could improve understanding of how cancer spreads, a team of engineers and medical researchers developed a new kind of microfluidic chip that can capture rare, aggressive cancer cells, grow them on the chip and release single cells on demand.
An international group of researchers has arranged 2D nanosheets of boron nitride, the 'white graphene', into membranes with a significant level of conductivity and chemical and thermal stability up to 90 C.
Physicists have solved the seemingly intractable puzzle of how to control the quantum properties of individual charged molecules, or molecular ions. The solution is to use the same kind of 'quantum logic' that drives an experimental atomic clock.
Scientists have developed a dynamic multimedia fate and transport model to predict the time-dependent accumulation of metallic engineered nanomaterials across environmental media. The model considers a wider range of processes and environmental subcompartments than most previous models.