RIKEN, the University of Tokyo and NIMS revealed that the size and helicity of a skyrmion, a magnetic structure consisting of electron spins arranged in a vortex shape, can be controlled by changing the concentration ratio of manganese and iron in Mn1-xFexGe.
The American Physical Society has awarded Rice University researchers Naomi Halas and Peter Nordlander the 2014 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids in recognition of their groundbreaking research in nanophotonics.
Mapping of the chemical contents and their spatial distribution in a complex biological environment such as cells can be achieved by a new imaging modality: time-lens based hyperspectral stimulated Raman scattering.
Researchers are aiming to use ocean waves to produce energy by making use of contact electrification between a patterned plastic nanoarray and water. They have introduced an inexpensive and simple prototype of a triboelectric nanogenerator that could be used to produce energy and as a chemical or temperature sensor.
Researchers around Dr. Michael Hirtz from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester have developed a new method to produce artificial membranes: Using a nanoscaled tip, they write tailored patches of phospholipid membrane onto a graphene substrate.
Researchers in the United States and China have teamed to develop a speedway for future devices, an exotic type of electrical conductor called a topological insulator (TI). In a new paper in the journal AIP Advances, the international collaborators report that they grew two types of TI materials inside an ultra-high vacuum chamber on both smooth and rough surfaces and then evaluated their abilities to transport electrons.