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May 14, 2020
Researchers have observed long-lived plasmons in a new class of conducting transition metal dichalcogenides called quasi 2D crystals. To the researchers' surprise, these plasmons were more stable than previously thought.
May 04, 2020
Researchers have created an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen fuel. When the device is dropped into water and placed in sunlight, it produces hydrogen with no further input.
April 30, 2020
Engineering researchers have created an ultrathin, stretchable electronic material that contains silver nanowires and is gas-permeable, allowing the material to "breathe.” The material was designed for use in biomedical or wearable technologies.
April 29, 2020
Researchers have engineered a nano-sized device that captures beta-amyloid peptides before they can self-assemble and form amyloid plaques, which are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
April 20, 2020
Engineers have developed a new method for preventing HIV from proliferating in the body by coating polymer nanoparticles with the membranes of T helper cells and turning them into decoys that intercept viral particles.
April 15, 2020
Engineers have developed a way to closely track how plants respond to stresses – such as injury, infection, and light damage – using sensors made of carbon nanotubes.
April 15, 2020
Researchers have described how a nanomachine produced by a common bacterium recognizes and kills other bacteria, and have engineered their own versions of the nanomachine, which could eventually lead to new types of antibiotics.
April 14, 2020
Scientists have been able to build a two-dimensional metallo-supramolecular hexagonal grid – a milestone in the development of two-dimensional supramolecules.
April 22, 2020
Scientists and dentists have developed a nanoparticle that could improve treatment for bone defects.
April 09, 2020
Researchers have developed a technique that produces atomic-scale 3D images of nanoparticles tumbling in liquid between sheets of graphene, the thinnest material possible.