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Nanoscale drug delivery system treats tumors by phone

drug delivery system based on gold nanoclusters is triggered by a smartphone to suppress growth of targeted tumors

Researchers have discovered that the high-temperature superconductors known as cuprates can act as 'strange metals'.

Researchers have developed a new method for producing low-symmetry colloidal crystals, including one with no known natural equivalent.

A new open-source software tool can calculate the fundamental constants needed to describe the physical properties of crystalline solids.

Researchers have discovered a way to mobilize isolated islands of metallic lithium in a battery and get them to reconnect with the anode.

By taking advantage of novel materials, researchers have produced nanolasers that can be switched on and off with a magnetic field.

By applying machine learning to the data in their own megalibraries, researchers have successfully guided the synthesis of new nanomaterials.

Researchers have discovered how electronic charge is transported in several inkjet-printed films of 2D materials.

Using 3D printing, researchers have created magnetic double helices that can produce nanoscale topological textures in the magnetic field.

Using a design known as a Z scheme, researchers have developed a new artificial photosynthesis device with remarkable stability and longevity.

A novel all-season smart-roof coating, based on vanadium dioxide, can keep homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer.

Researchers have found that a nickel nanoparticle can catalyze the speedy synthesis of bilayer nanoribbons of molybdenum disulfide.

A copper surface covered in microscale and nanoscale cavities can kill bacteria more than 100 times faster and more effectively than standard copper.

Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) can be made ‘active’ by ball milling at extremely low temperatures

Researchers have developed a novel catalyst comprising a layer of platinum atoms on a 2D material that can convert methane into ethane and ethylene.

By trapping light in tiny crevices of gold, researchers have coaxed molecules to convert invisible infrared light into visible light.

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