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Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads

For the first time, scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin diamond nanothreads that promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's strongest nanotubes and polymers.

Posted: Dec 4th, 2014

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Electronic 'tongue' to ensure food quality

An electronic 'tongue' could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2014

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Colorful nano-guides to the liver

Scientists have been successful in producing highly specific nanoparticles. Depending on the bound dye the particles are guided to the liver or to the kidney and deliver their payload of active ingredients directly to the targeted tissue.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2014

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Elektronenpaare auf Knopfdruck

Phsyiker konnten erstmals die paarweise Emission von Elektronen aus einem Halbleiter-Quantenpunkt und deren anschließende räumliche Aufspaltung in zwei getrennte Leiter nachweisen.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2014

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Taking self-assembly to the limits

Confining tiny gold colloids inside nanoscale templates reveals how to design complex structures beyond the capabilities of conventional lithography.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2014

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