While 'go big' is the motto for many science initiatives, researchers are hoping a cutting-edge microscope will allow them to 'go deep' to promote biomedical research and discoveries in materials science.
A combined experimental and theoretical study comprising researchers has shed new light on the behaviour of individual gold atoms supported on defective thin cerium dioxide films - an important system for catalysis and the generation of clean hydrogen for fuel.
Researchers explored the properties of a promising class of materials with new capabilities that depend on cracks. Their results could help open the way for practical applications from nonvolatile computer memory to quick-dimming windows.
A new study by an international team of researchers has announced that they have succeeded in demonstarting control over the interactions occurring among microscopic spheres, which cause them to self-propel into swarms, chains, and clusters.