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New meta-lens can focus light of different colors

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.

Researchers have demonstrated that silica-rich waste can be used to remove charged species of radioactive Uranium from nuclear fission waste streams.

Engineers have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can produce an electrical voltage when salt water flows over it.

A novel passive daytime radiative cooling polymer coating with nano-to-microscale air voids can act as a spontaneous air cooler on buildings.

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

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

Non-precious metal Fe-N doped carbon electrocatalyst for ORR could make fuel cells more economically viable and sustainable.

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.

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.

A novel electron microscopy technique has probed the internal structure of a polyamide membrane used for reverse osmosis at nanoscale resolution.

Rechargeable vanadium-hydrogen (V-H2) flow battery could be simplest option for renewable energy storage.

X-ray studies have revealed that the pathways lithium ions take through a common battery material are more complex than previously thought.

inexpensive catalyst for water splitting could support a future hydrogen economy by enabling hydrogen to be produced readily and inexpensively

Boride nanowires deposited on carbon fiber cloth could form the basis of high capacity, stable supercapacitors for energy storage devices.

N-doped titania photocatalysts on oxidised carbon nanotube support show different properties and performance depending on the synthesis route that is used.

A new technique can create an individual fingerprint of the current-carrying edge states occurring in topological insulators or 2D materials.

Adding a single layer of graphene on top of metal leaves being used for a coating process known as gilding doubles the protective quality.

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