The development of high-density data storage devices requires the highest possible density of elements in an array made up of individual nanomagnets. The closer they are together, the greater the magnetic interactions between them. Researchers now have devised a new model to study the variation of the magnetic interaction between such nanomagnets.
A group of physicists experimentally confirmed that molecular fingerprints of toxic, explosive, polluting and other dangerous substances could be reliably detected and identified by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) using black silicon (b-Si) substrate.
Researchers are looking for new materials with unusual properties that were so far not accessible in experiments. To do this, they connect partners who don't really fit together: One partner forces the other into a state that would not be possible without the unlikely pairing.
The time-consuming, expensive process of sequencing DNA molecules could become a whole lot faster and cheaper as a result of a new nanofabrication method that takes advantage of nano-sized air-gaps, or nanocracks, in electrically conductive materials.