Light and electrons interact in a complex dance within fiber optic devices. A new study found that in the transistor laser, a device for next-generation high-speed computing, the light and electrons spur one another on to faster switching speeds than any devices available.
A team of international scientists has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand.
A compact optical device that can rapidly and sensitively detect biomarkers in urine has been developed by researchers. It has promise for developing simple point-of-care diagnosis of cancer and other diseases.
Nanotechnologists are now able to create materials in which they can influence and precisely control the orientation of the magnetism at will. An interlayer just 0.4 nanometres thick is the key to this success.
Researchers have developed a transparent, bendable and sensitive pressure sensor. Healthcare practitioners may one day be able to physically screen for breast cancer using pressure-sensitive rubber gloves to detect tumors, owing to this newly developed sensor.