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Research shows how nanowires can be formed (w/video)

Scientists show how different arrangements of atoms can be combined into nanowires as they grow. Researchers learning to control the properties of materials this way can lead the way to more efficient electronic devices.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2016

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Capturing 'black gold' with light

New research has found a simple and effective way of capturing graphenes and the toxins and contaminants they attract from water by using light. The findings could have significant implications for large-scale water purification.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2016

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Electron rivers

Usually, the movement of electrons in a real material is rather different from the flow of water in a river. However, in extraordinary materials like the metal oxide PdCoO2, 'electron rivers' can exist, as predicted theoretically over fifty years ago and now demonstrated by scientists.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2016

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