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Common Insulator Demonstrates Spintronic Properties

Common Insulator Demonstrates Spintronic Properties

Researchers from EPFL, Université Paris-Sud and Paul Scherrer Institut have discovered that a common transparent insulating material, which is normally a non-conductor of electricity, demonstrates the properties of a spintronic conductor. [More]
Magnetic Fluorescent Nanoparticles Probe Biological Functions Within Cells

Magnetic Fluorescent Nanoparticles Probe Biological Functions Within Cells

Researchers at MIT have developed a new method of producing particles which can radiate fluorescent light and be accurately positioned inside the living cells using a magnetic force. [More]
Researchers Cast Inorganic 3D Nanoparticle Structures Using DNA Moulds

Researchers Cast Inorganic 3D Nanoparticle Structures Using DNA Moulds

Research conducted at Harvard University has helped to develop a new method for casting 3D custom-shaped metal nanoparticles using DNA as construction moulds. [More]
Gold Nanoparticles on Glass Fibres Direct Light in One Direction

Gold Nanoparticles on Glass Fibres Direct Light in One Direction

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have developed a new type of optical switch using gold nanoparticles and ultra-thin glass fibres. They utilized the property of spin-orbit coupling of light which enables light to be directed in a single direction. [More]
MIT Researchers Crumple Graphene Sheets to Create Flexible Superconductors

MIT Researchers Crumple Graphene Sheets to Create Flexible Superconductors

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered that crumpled graphene could help in the development of stretchable supercapacitors for energy storage in flexible electronic devices. [More]
Perpetuus Carbon Group Announce the Independent Verification of their Production Capacity for Graphenes of 140 Tonnes per Annum

Perpetuus Carbon Group Announce the Independent Verification of their Production Capacity for Graphenes of 140 Tonnes per Annum

Perpetuus Dielectric Barrier Discharge Reactor Image credit - Perpetuus Carbon Group Ltd UK based Perpetuus Carbon Group, the world’s largest producer of purified and functionalised graphene, are pleased to... [More]
Quantum Dots and Graphene Oxide Sheets Enable Cost-Effective Fuel Cells

Quantum Dots and Graphene Oxide Sheets Enable Cost-Effective Fuel Cells

Researchers at Rice University have combined graphene quantum dots (GQD) with graphene oxide sheets and created a hybrid material that could help reduce the cost of energy generation using fuel cells. Previously, GQDs had been created from coal by chemist James Tour’s lab. These GQDs could grasp onto graphene platelets very strongly. [More]
Researchers Develop New Technique for Applying Optical Interference Coatings

Researchers Develop New Technique for Applying Optical Interference Coatings

Harvard University researchers have explained a new method of applying ultra-thin coatings over a coarse surface based on the optical phenomena - thin-film interference. This work is considered to be a promising technology for future applications including next-generation spacecrafts with thin decorative logos, rocket ships, advanced solar cells, and flexible electronic devices. The work is published in Applied Physics Letters journal. [More]
Researchers Use Picosun’s Plasma-Enhanced ALD System for Graphene Growth

Researchers Use Picosun’s Plasma-Enhanced ALD System for Graphene Growth

Researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong University, have demonstrated graphene deposition at a low temperature of 400°C, which was made possible using the PICOPLASMA™ remote plasma source system from Picosun Oy, a renowned atomic layer deposition (ALD) system manufacturer. [More]
Nanostructured Polycrystalline Scintillators Enable Better Radiation Detection

Nanostructured Polycrystalline Scintillators Enable Better Radiation Detection

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a new method for creating transparent nanoscintillators for detection of radiation. They heated lanthanum, yttrium and oxygen nanoparticles together till they formed a transparent ceramic. This material demonstrated better energy resolution. [More]