<b>Generation and manipulation of spin currents for advanced electronic devices</b>

Generation and manipulation of spin currents for advanced electronic devices

Graphene-based van der Waals heterostructures could be used to design ultra-compact and low-energy electronic devices and magnetic memory devices, according to a study led by ICREA Prof. Sergio O. Valenzuela, head of the ICN2 Physics and En...
<b>Azopolymer material allows light-assisted imprinting of nanostructures for structurally colored surfa</b>

Azopolymer material allows light-assisted imprinting of nanostructures for structurally colored surfa

Structural colors appear because the imprinted pattern on a surface changes the wavelengths of light. Chinese scientists have introduced an azopolymer that allows the imprinting of nanopatterns in a novel room-temperature lithographic proce...
<b>Nano-engineering technique could aid exploration, scalability of next-gen electronics</b>

Nano-engineering technique could aid exploration, scalability of next-gen electronics

Just add sulfur. Nebraska engineers Peter and Eli Sutter have shown that the elemental condiment can spice up a nanomaterial sandwich by putting a literal twist on the multi-layered classic. That twist, a 30-degree rotation of each atomical...
<b>Rethinking the traditional vaccine delivery in response to coronaviruses</b>

Rethinking the traditional vaccine delivery in response to coronaviruses

Scott Medina. Researchers are proposing a possible COVID-19 vaccine that could be good news for resisting current and future pandemics, as well as for the needle-phobic: inhalable vaccines. Scott Medina, Penn State assistant professor of bi...
<b>Scientists propose a new approach for efficient nanomaterial modeling</b>

Scientists propose a new approach for efficient nanomaterial modeling

Scientists proposed a new approach for efficient nanomaterials' modeling. Researchers from the Higher School of Theoretical Mechanics of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) and Tel Aviv University proposed a new ap...
<b>'Strange effect' raises possibility of smaller, smarter optical filters</b>

'Strange effect' raises possibility of smaller, smarter optical filters

A rendering of the experimental setup used by Nebraska's Xia Hong and her colleagues. Light is reflected down to the nanostructure of molybdenum disulfide (yellow and teal lattice) and PZT (blue and green). Wavelengths reflecting from the s...
<b>Stretchable lithium-ion battery based on new micro-honeycomb structure</b>

Stretchable lithium-ion battery based on new micro-honeycomb structure

Schematic diagram of stretchable battery manufacturing process A Korean research team has developed a lithium-ion battery that is flexible enough to be stretched. Dr. Jeong Gon Son's research team at the Photo-Electronic Hybrids Research Ce...
<b>Researchers measure cancer cell mechanics in living animals using nanoparticles</b>

Researchers measure cancer cell mechanics in living animals using nanoparticles

An early tumor (in green are tumor cells) with nanoparticles (in red) in them were used to quantify the mechanical properties using microrheology. The first image from a video taken within a living mouse and the inset shows individual tumor...
<b>Intricate magnetic configuration of 3-D nanoscale gyroid networks revealed</b>

Intricate magnetic configuration of 3-D nanoscale gyroid networks revealed

Figure 1: Schematic of the structural units of a single-gyroid network, starting with a pair of vertices which share one of their three struts and are offset by a "twist" angle. The middle image shows how vertex pairs make up one gyroid uni...
<b>A spin on a topological insulator: Hybrid approach to magnetic topological states of matter</b>

A spin on a topological insulator: Hybrid approach to magnetic topological states of matter

STM image of a CoTBrPP island on Bi2Te3 with combined atomic and intramolecular resolution. Controlling the interactions at the interface of a magnetic/topological insulator heterostructure is an outstanding challenge with implications in f...