By marrying state-of-the-art nanometer-scale gratings with a Space Age-era thin-film polymer, researchers have developed a new technology for building power-sipping full-color video displays, switches and routers for optical signals, as well as smart windows and coatings.
Researchers studied water-splitting activity on the surface of nanorods of the semiconductor titanium dioxide, finding that variations in the structure of the surface determine where and how the reaction takes place.
A Franco-German cooperation has investigated a sandwich system of transition metal oxides. The scientists discovered a new option to control properties of the interface between the two layers, for instance the amount of charge transferred from one layer to the other or the emergence of ferromagnetism.
Researchers have differentiated between patients with a rare bleeding disorder and healthy volunteers using super-resolution microscopy, providing an alternative method for accurately and cost-effectively diagnosing rare platelet diseases.