By developing a novel instrument, scientists can now measure heat flow in a chain of atoms, essentially measuring, for the first time, heat moving between atoms at room temperature. These experiments confirm that current theories relating how heat and electricity move hold even at the atomic scale.
Scientists are using quantum dots - tiny semiconductor particles commonly used in nanotechnology - to decipher the features needed to design specific and effective therapies for multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.
Researchers have now managed to pinpoint what happens when light is absorbed by extremely small nanoclusters of silver atoms. The results may have useful application in the development of biosensors and in imaging.
Researchers designed a hyperbolic metasurface with a nanogroove structure in the subwavelength scale. Its enhanced plasmonic sensing performance is two orders of
magnitude higher than those with current state-of-art plasmonic metamaterials and metasurfaces.
Researchers have developed a leaching process to produce ultrafine jagged platinum nanowires. The wires have with extraordinary surface activity and high surface areas. Combined, these features deliver a catalyst with a record-high conversion rate.
Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers have now been able to modify short-chain silicones in a way, that they build strong bonds to gold atoms.