Nanoparticles with sizes the order of a wavelength interact with light in specific ways. Researchers are inquiring how to use arrangements of such nanoparticles to improve solar cells and other opto-electronic devices.
Physicists have discovered magnetic disturbances in 2-D superconductor layer, resembling little oscillating stars; these star-like excitations are caused by a single magnetic atom put into the layer of superconducting material.
Researchers are on the path to creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays. The researchers' advancements could one day help reduce electronic waste in the world's landfills.
Researchers have carried out a collaborative study aimed at precisely controlling phase transformations with high spatial precision, which represents a significant step forward in realizing new functionalities in confined dimensions.
Researchers have designed a new type of molecular motor. In contrast to previous designs, this molecule is symmetrical. It comprises two parts, which are connected by a central 'axle' and rotate in opposite directions, just like the wheels of a car.
By using the probe of an atomic force microscope to trigger a local chemical reaction, researchers showed that electrically conductive features as small as four nanometers can be patterned into individual graphene oxide sheets.