Scientists have developed a novel and versatile approach for synthesizing silver-based hybrid nanoparticles using laser-induced fabrication, demonstrating the nano-composite's potential as high-performance adsorbent for dye removal and low-cost water purification.
Researchers have demonstrated how to control the electron spin of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information processing, sensors and studies into the fundamental physics of quantum mechanics.
Scientists have developed a film that curls up and straightens out autonomously when exposed to tiny, barely measurable changes in ambient humidity. When irradiated with ultraviolet light, which causes changes in the film?s ability to absorb and desorb water, it can even 'jump' into the air.
With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device. In doing so, they discovered that an essential function for computing may be possible within a space so small that it's effectively one-dimensional.