Researchers have solved a problem hindering development of highly sensitive optical devices made of a material called graphene, an advance that could bring applications from imaging and displays to sensors and high-speed communications.
The new nanowire technology could one day serve as a platform to screen drugs for neurological diseases and could enable researchers to better understand how single cells communicate in large neuronal networks.
Until now, different conductive paths had to be manufactured in several steps in time-consuming processes. With photochemical metallization this is now possible in one single step on flexible substrates.
Newly developed nanocoatings reduce the effort required for cleaning heat exchangers as well as their corrosion. These new coatings combine antiadhesive, anticorrosive and, on demand, also antimicrobial properties.
Researchers have developed a nanotechnology that uses inkjet printers to print multi-layer graphene circuits and also uses lasers to treat and improve the surface structure and conductivity of those circuits.