Nanomaterials news, December 2021

Researchers have developed a new way to probe the properties of spin waves in graphene, by measuring the energy needed to flip electron spins.

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.

Researchers have discovered that silica nanoparticles coated in polymer chains that are not too short or too long can produce extremely tough films.

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.

Using 2D materials, researchers have produced a qubit chip that's 1000 times smaller than qubit chips produced with conventional approaches.

Researchers have developed a novel electrochromic technology that can interact with both visible light and mid-infrared light for heating and cooling.

Using a combination of heat and pressure, researchers have turned the spherical fullerenes known as buckyballs into an ultrahard diamond glass.

cat's paw inspires soft, flexible impact-resistant and energy-dissipating composite

Researchers have created a new ultra-thin two-layer material with quantum properties that normally require rare earth elements.

A novel imaging technology that compresses light into a tiny spot can reveal previously invisible details about nanomaterials, including colors.

Researchers have discovered that firing a brief pulse of mid-infrared laser light at quantum dots can stop them from blinking.

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