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June 16, 2021
Scientists have captured the real-time electrical activity of a beating heart, using a sheet of graphene to record an optical image of the faint electric fields generated by the rhythmic firing of the heart's muscle cells.
June 21, 2021
In this episode of the “Nano Matters” podcast, Heather Clark, Professor of Bioengineering and Chemistry at Northeastern University, describes her work on developing nanosensors to continuously measure biomarkers in the body.
June 01, 2021
Researchers have designed a new class of materials, called self-aware metamaterials, that are both sensors and nanogenerators and can be used for a wide array of sensing and monitoring applications.
June 07, 2021
Researchers have created an electronic microsystem that is made from protein nanowires and can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input.
June 04, 2021
Researchers have developed a blueprint for designing new materials using difficult combinations of nanocrystals. The work could lead to improvements in nanocrystals already used in displays, medical imaging, and diagnostics.
June 07, 2021
Engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny particles that can create a current simply by interacting with liquid surrounding them. The particles are made of high-surface-area single-walled carbon nanotube networks.
June 01, 2021
Researchers have developed a water treatment membrane coated with nanostructures that bind to phosphate. The membrane can repeatedly remove and reuse phosphate from polluted waters.
June 01, 2021
Engineers have developed a technology that improves the resolution of an ordinary light microscope. The technology consists of a slide coated with a light-shrinking material made up of nanometers-thin alternating layers of silver and silica glass.
May 25, 2021
Researchers have developed a new technique using chemically sensitive soft X-rays that offers a simpler way of gaining insight into nanocarriers that either deliver therapeutic drugs in the body or clean up the environment.
May 20, 2021
Researchers have built an electron microscope pixel array detector that will enable them to locate individual atoms in all three dimensions. This scientific advance could be helpful in imaging semiconductors, catalysts, and quantum materials.