To encourage the development of new nanotechnology manufacturing processes the EU recently established the Marie Curie Training Network ELENA (low energy electron-driven chemistry for the advantage of emerging nanofabrication methods).
Researchers report a novel discovery of self-assembling two- and three-dimensional materials that are formed by gold nanoclusters of just a couple of nanometres in size, each having 102 gold atoms and a surface layer of 44 thiol molecules.
From user communities to school competitions, an EU project has given civil society a stronger voice in the ongoing debate over nanotechnology. The goal is to help ensure societal concerns are incorporated at all levels of decision-making, and that research with the potential to directly benefit citizens is prioritised.
Diffraction-based analytical methods are widely used in laboratories, but they struggle to study samples that are smaller than a micrometer in size. Researchers have nevertheless been successful in using electron diffraction to reveal the structure of nanocrystals.
An international collaboration among physicists recently demonstrated a new framework for faster control of a quantum bit. Their experiments on a single electron in a diamond chip could create quantum devices less prone to errors when operated at high speeds.
Researchers have demonstrated an enhanced approach to using nanomaterials to target inflammatory cells involved in atherosclerosis. The findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease.
Researchers have demonstrated ultrafast and highly sensitive gas sensors using platinum selenide. This material - a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) - has promising potential in different areas of nanoelectronics, including optoelectonics as well as sensing.
A team of scientists spent two years studying and organizing all of the most significant experimental and theoretical findings in the field of bilayer graphene. As a result, they published a review citing roughly 450 scientific papers on bilayer graphene and related subjects.