Researchers have found that crystallization can be facilitated at a lower temperature than the traditional transition temperature if an amorphous material is agitated at a certain frequency. Thus, agitation represents a possible alternative to temperature for controlling the crystallization of materials.
Scientists have developed new imaging methods that allows them to track the individual protein molecules on the surface of cells. The results offer unprecedented insight into how cells sense and respond to their environments.
Researchers have for the first time discovered magnetism in the 2-D world of monolayers, or materials that are formed by a single atomic layer. The findings demonstrate that magnetic properties can exist even in the 2-D realm - opening a world of potential applications.
A research team has made the first images of half-light, half-matter quasiparticles called exciton-polaritons. The discovery could be an early step to developing nanophotonic circuits that are up to 1 million times faster than current electrical circuits.
While skimmers have been a necessary component in atomic and molecular-beam experiments for decades, they were also known to impose a fundamental limit on the number of particles one could pack into the beam. Scientists have now revealed a simple way to overcome this limit.
A team of physicists has demonstrated a reversible method for altering the electronic properties of a nanoscopic material, pointing the way toward merging several hallmark functions of modern electronics into a single component.
Scientists have created a nanoparticle that carries two different antibodies capable of simultaneously switching off cancer cells' defensive properties while switching on a robust anticancer immune response in mice.