Researchers are using magnetic fields to influence a specific type of bacteria to swim against strong currents, opening up the potential of using the microscopic organisms for drug delivery in environments with complex microflows - like the human bloodstream.
Researchers have managed to successfully place a new class of spin-crossover molecules onto a surface and to improve the molecule?s storage capacity. The storage density of conventional hard drives could therefore theoretically be increased by more than one hundred fold.
Scientists describe synthesizing a new material from bottlebrush copolymers, a giant molecule with special architecture. These molecules have bristles that emanate from a backbone with end blocks. The research team predicted this unique combination of reactive components in a single molecule would form. Bottlebrush copolymers provide a unique platform for fabricating mesoporous materials.
Combining the characteristics of aqueous and organic electrolytes into a hybrid version increases VGN performance in supercapacitors, while KOH activation improves nanostructure and charge storage capacity.
Researchers have successfully measured some of the quantum properties of electrons in two-dimensional semiconductors. This work in the field of spintronics could one day lead to chips that are not only smaller but that also generate less heat.