Nanophysics News

Using the physics of your perfect pancake to help save sight

Understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes is helping UCL scientists improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma.

Fri 5 Feb 16 from

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Robot chameleon changes colour to blend into its surroundings

A rapid colour-changing display has let researchers mimic a chameleon, and could one day be used for adaptive camouflage

Thu 4 Feb 16 from Newscientist

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The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors

The road to more versatile wearable technology is dotted with iron. Specifically, quantum dots of iron arranged on boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). The new material is the subject of a study ...

Fri 5 Feb 16 from

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New material lights up when detecting explosives

Scientists have created a material which turns fluorescent if there are molecules from explosives in the vicinity. The discovery could improve e.g. airport security - and also it gives us an ...

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Discovery of the specific properties of graphite-based carbon materials

Research collaborators have shown from detailed measurements that in atomically flat areas of a nitrogen-doped graphite surface in the absence of external magnetic fields, Landau levels manifest ...

Thu 4 Feb 16 from

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The Nanodevice Aiming to Replace the Field Effect Transistor

Physicists have created a transistor that is simpler and easier to build than the traditional field effect transistor. And it is controlled by light.

Tue 2 Feb 16 from MIT Technology Review

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World's smallest optical switch uses a single atom

The rapid and on-going development of micro-miniature optical electronic devices is helping to usher in a new era of photonic computers and light-based memories that promise super-fast ...

Wed 3 Feb 16 from Gizmag

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New method for producing tiny cracks in electrodes may mean big boost for nanoelectronics

The next generation of electronics, as well as ultra-sensitive medical diagnostics, could depend on near atomic-scale cracks—or nanogaps—in electrodes. Now, researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal ...

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Physicists create artificial 'graphene'

An international group of physicists led by the University of Arkansas has created an artificial material with a structure comparable to graphene.

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Major advance made in imaging of a single-molecule switch

Development of future technologies will be greatly aided by understanding and extracting molecular-level characteristics. A University of Tsukuba research group has established a three-dimensional ...

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