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.
BrainCom project proposes a radically new electrocorticography technology taking advantage of unique mechanical and electrical properties of novel nanomaterials such as graphene, 2D materials and organic semiconductors.
New study validates hypothesis that atomic defects are essential to catalytic reactivity; could help make chemical processes greener by decreasing energy use and preventing formation of hazardous products.
In the future, it will be possible to carry out tests of new drugs on bacteria much more efficiently using microfluidic devices, since each of the hundreds and thousands of droplets moving through the microchannels can act as separate incubators.
Researchers have proposed and experimentally realized a method for characterizing a quantum state by directly measuring its complex probability amplitudes in a particular basis using so-called weak values.
Bioengineers are trialling how to use shrimp shells to make biopolymer nanocomposite materials for biodegradable shopping bags, as a 'green' alternative to oil-based plastic, and as a new food packaging material to extend product shelf life.