Researchers have developed a novel material synthesis method called proton-driven ion introduction, which utilizes a phenomenon similar to 'ion billiards'. The new method could pave the way for creating numerous new materials, thus drastically advancing materials sciences.
Scientists have studied ceria nanoparticles with the help of probe molecules and a complex ultrahigh vacuum-infrared measurement system and obtained partly surprising new insights into their surface structure and chemical activity.
The new Kevlar-based hydrogel recreates the magic of cartilage by combining a network of tough nanofibers from Kevlar with a material commonly used in hydrogel cartilage replacements, called polyvinyl alcohol.
Researchers have created a nanoscale magnetic circuit capable of moving information along the three dimensions of space. This breakthrough could lead to an important increase in storage and processing capacities of electronic devices over those used today.