Nanotechnology News – Latest Headlines

Towards data storage at the single molecule level

Researchers have managed to successfully place a new class of spin-crossover molecules onto a surface and to improve the molecule?s storage capacity. The storage density of conventional hard drives could therefore theoretically be increased by more than one hundred fold.

Dec 6th, 2017

Read more

Nanoscientists develop new material with controllable pores

Scientists describe synthesizing a new material from bottlebrush copolymers, a giant molecule with special architecture. These molecules have bristles that emanate from a backbone with end blocks. The research team predicted this unique combination of reactive components in a single molecule would form. Bottlebrush copolymers provide a unique platform for fabricating mesoporous materials.

Dec 6th, 2017

Read more

Superior hydrogen catalyst just grows that way

Scientists aim at bringing down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells by using a dirt-cheap compound to create an uneven surface that resembles a plant's leaves. The additional area helps catalyze hydrogen almost as efficiently as platinum.

Dec 5th, 2017

Read more

Thermal gradients are shown to enhance spin transport in graphene

Researchers have demonstrated that the application of a thermal gradient in spintronic devices can cause spin signal to increase as a result of a novel thermoelectric phenomenon predicted and subsequently observed in graphene. Specifically, the enhanced spin signal is two orders of magnitude larger than anything previously reported for thermal effects in metals.

Dec 5th, 2017

Read more

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Research News feed

Nanowerk on Facebook Engage with our Nanotechnology News on Facebook