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Nanomaterials news, December 2017

A novel leaf-shaped catalyst made from molybdenum disulfide could replace expensive platinum catalysts in hydrogen fuel cells.

Scientists have developed a way to integrate transparent conducting metal oxide contacts with 2D semiconductors to produce see-through electronic devices.

Researchers have created tiny electronic ‘graphene tweezers’ that can grab biomolecules and nanoparticles floating in water with incredible efficiency.

A novel method for synthesizing nanoparticles of europium(II) oxide is allowing scientists to study the properties of this ferromagnetic semiconductor.

Researchers have succeeded in growing semiconducting graphene nanoribbons with a regular armchair edge and incorporating them into nanotransistors.

Researchers have managed to control the fluorescence emitted by carbon nanotubes by attaching hexagonal carbon molecules to them.

Scientists have developed a technique for combining carbon nanotubes with ceramics and polymers to form novel composite materials.

Borophene could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons.

Physicists have tested which films containing different combinations of magnetic nanostructures can generate spin currents most effectively from heat.

A novel epitaxy method that incorporates van der Waals’ forces is able to grow thin films of the semiconductor germanium on mica.

Using 3D printers, engineers have turned formerly theoretical structures known as schwarzites into strong, light materials with repeating patterns.

The optical and photocatalytic properties of carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms in their structure.

Smart textiles and wearable electronics benefit from graphene.

Graphene’s unique properties makes it a potential candidate for transparent, stretchable electronics in displays, wearable health monitors, or soft robots.

Why don’t tree frogs slip off wet leaves? The answer lies in their sticky toe pads, which are made up of a mixture of hard and soft materials.

Pre-treatment process controls the chirality of SWNTs by tuning the degree of oxidation of the Co catalyst during growth.

Simple solution could radically broaden the range of metal alloys that can be produced by additive manufacturing.

Atomically precise heterojunctions in graphene nanoribbons could enable the design of a new generation of more efficient and powerful nanoelectronics

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