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.
A recent experimental demonstration uses the interference of spin-waves - synchronous waves of electron spin alignment observed in magnetic systems - to build a logic gate for devices too small for classical physics.
A team of scientists has invented a novel ultra-thin multilayer film which could harness the properties of tiny magnetic whirls, known as skyrmions, as information carriers for storing and processing data on magnetic media.