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Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines

Researchers have succeeded in developing a complex molecular motor that can work in one direction and its opposite. The system can even be controlled precisely, in the same way as a gearbox.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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Star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics

In a new paper, scientists describe a material that, when heated to about 450 degrees Celsius, transforms from an atomically thin, two-dimensional sheet into an array of one-dimensional nanowires, each just a few atoms wide.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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Better nanoimages 'spin' the path to improved magnetic memory

In work that could help make possible a faster, longer-lasting and lower-energy method of data storage for consumers and businesses, researchers have developed a technique for imaging and studying a promising class of magnetic devices with 10 times more detail than optical microscopes.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2017

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