Some of the potential applications of nanotechnology, for example in catalysis and aerospace, may subject particles of only nanometre dimensions to very high temperatures. How well will they survive the experience?
Scientists have managed to control atomically thin magnets with an electric field, a breakthrough that provides a blueprint for producing exceptionally powerful and efficient data storage in computer chips, among other applications.
Researchers show how a thin, elastic metasurface could reflect an incoming soundwave?s fundamental frequency as its second harmonic. This new material concept could enhance noise control in performances, city soundscapes and submarines.
Researchers have created new conductive 'felt' that can be easily patterned onto fabrics to create flexible wires. The felt, composed of silver-coated copper nanowires and silicon rubber, carries electricity even when bent, stretched and twisted, over and over again.
Scientists have discovered that the film constructed by assembling a nontoxic filamentous virus functions as a heat dissipation material, and that can be simply prepared by drying the virus aqueous solution at room temperature. This discovery is expected to elucidate the mechanism of new heat transport in electronics.