Nanomaterials news, October 2018

A novel technique uses a nickel film to harvest 2-inch diameter wafers of a 2D material from a bulk crystal and then stack them with other 2D wafers.

Using atomic quantum simulation, physicists have made the first observation of a specific type of toplogical insulator that's induced by disorder.

By creating nanoporous graphene and then covering it with a polymer layer, engineers have fabricated an atomically thin membrane.

Engineers have developed a graphene-based technique for fabricating ultrathin, flexible semiconducting films from exotic materials.

A flat lens made of silicon nanopillars with various cross-sectional shapes can focus a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot.

Smart nanoparticles provide a new technology for targeted drug delivery by distinguishing the intrinsic characteristics between cancer and normal tissues.

Combining Mössbauer spectroscopy with ‘center of gravity’ analysis can reveal how the oxidation state of iron oxide nanoparticles changes over time.

Micron-sized calcium silicate spheres can self-assemble to form solids that are stronger, harder, more elastic and more durable than Portland cement

Researchers have used an atom hybridization method to synthesize multimetallic clusters consisting of more than five metal elements.

Scientists have computed the optical properties, including transmittance, absorbance and reflectance, of 55 2D materials.

Researchers have developed a method for creating an antenna made from a two-dimensional material that can be sprayed onto almost any surface.

New insertion reaction anode material produced via combustion synthesis could boost sodium-ion batteries.

A nano-filter made from sheets that naturally grow on liquid metal can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology.

Physicists have developed a bilayer graphene device that displays both efficient transport and control of electron spins.

manganese selenide nanocubes are promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

Acid-resistant CNT-supported iridium-oxide catalyst for oxygen evolution and reduction reactions.

A novel, zero-dimensional photoluminescent material is cheap to fabricate, does not use toxic starting materials and is very stable.

Read the review papers published in the Special Issue on Surface Modification and Characterization on Nanodiamond Particles.

Treating two-dimensional boron nitride with a superacid helps it to bind with other materials, including nanoparticles and graphene.

Researchers have shown that complex macroscale superstructures can be assembled from building blocks comprising pyramid-shaped quantum dots.

Synthesis of a new 2D nano material with electrical and magnetic properties.

Speaker line-up announced for the 6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials.

Piezoelectric components can now be directly integrated onto silicon chips.

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