Sunday, July 21, 2019

Materials & Nanotechnology News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Materials & Nanotechnology News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

Graphene sets new record for light confinement

Graphene sets new record for light confinement

In a recent study published in Science, researchers at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona (ICFO), Spain, along with members of the Graphene...
Developing smart materials and devices for your future

Developing smart materials for your future

Carla Silva, CTO at CeNTI, outlines the centre’s activities, focusing on the aims of the SKHINCAPS project which looks to bring smart materials into...
Spikes of graphene can kill bacteria on implants

Spikes of graphene can kill bacteria on implants

Recently published research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, suggests that a tiny layer of graphene flakes can kill bacteria, stopping infection during procedures...
Joint research into perovskite solar cells

Joint research into perovskite solar cells

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved a priority programme to carry out research into perovskite solar cells – co-ordinated by the Konstanz physicist...
Ultra-fast graphene photonics

Ultra-fast graphene photonics

For the first time at the Mobile World Congress, two graphene photonics devices are on display, giving a glimpse into the future of data...
Can graphene benefit DNA sequencing?

Can graphene benefit DNA sequencing?

Researchers at Leiden University, the Netherlands, have managed to bring two layers of graphene so close together that an electric current spontaneously jumps across,...
Smallest ever sieve to separate different atoms

Smallest ever sieve to separate different atoms

Researchers at the University of Manchester, UK, have discovered that the naturally occurring gaps between individual layers of two-dimensional materials can be used as...
Turning plastic pollution into cleaners

Turning plastic pollution into cleaners

Researchers at the University of Bristol, UK, have discovered a way to re-use a common plastic linked to plastic pollution to break down harmful...
Thermal scanning probe lithography used for pattern generation

Thermal scanning probe lithography used for pattern generation

Thermal scanning probe lithography has been used to create patterns with sub-20nm half pitch resolution. Pattern generation uses thermally sensitive resist materials and spin...
Electron interactions in graphene

Electron interactions in graphene

Electrons in graphene move at the speed of light and behave as though they have no mass. Scientists at the University of Washington, USA,...

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