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Studies of defects in boron nitride reveal useful properties for devices

First-principles calculations of defects in boron nitride highlight properties that may be used in nanoelectronics, spintronics and electromechanical devices

Topological insulators under a terahertz field

Linearly polarized terahertz-field induced anisotropic conductivity reveals oscillation and phase transition behaviour in topological insulators.

Probing causality with tunable Fermi gas condensates

We develop a new formalism to study emergent analogue space-times from condensates of cold Fermi atoms, where phonons, the particles of sound, play the role of light.

Does surface roughness really matter in nanowires?

Nanowire geometries and surface properties should be taken into account when designing high-performance devices.

Graphene nanonets make biological sensors

Selectively assembled V2O5 nanowires act as a shadow mask for producing graphene nanonet patterns over a large surface area.

Nanoparticle assembly on graphene oxide sheet strengthens fight against bacteria

Polyvalent interaction with bacterial surface and increased local concentration of silver nanoparticles contribute to enhanced antibacterial activity.

Local energy and local stress from first principles

Ab initio analyses provide new insights into the nature of defective systems.

Graphene QDs on aligned carbon nanotubes ramp up supercapacitor performance

Hybrid arrays exhibit more than 200% improvement over bare carbon nanotube electrodes.

Ta3N5 nanobelts configured as FET photodetectors

Template-converted synthesis delivers material with useful photosensitve properties.

Hierarchically porous metastable hollow nanospheres decompose pollutants

Metastable β-Ag2WO4 hollow nanospheres synthesized by a precipitation reaction in the presence of poly methacrylic acid have multiple applications.

Melt-compounding with graphene enhances elastomer composites

Adding graphene nanoplatelets could prolong service life of elastomer products.

On a tetrahedron inside a dodecahedron

Low-temperature transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies on the Cd6M compounds reveal the predominant occurrence of orientational ordering of a tetrahedron inside a dodecahedral cage.

Deterministic ion implantation: fabricating arrays of single dopant atoms

Active substrate blanks beam when a single ion implant is detected and advances nanostencil to new location.

Graphene-based antireflection stack suits solar cells and UV detectors

FDTD calculations confirm light trapping and lower reflectance values for graphene-SiO2-silicon structure.

Nanostencils define sub-10 nm gaps in plasmonic antennas

Process can be used with SiO2-based nanostructures and substrates including glass and quartz.

Self-assembly approach loads nanoparticles on RGO sheets

Uniform-reduced graphene oxide/CeO2 nanocomposites display enhanced photocatalytic activity.

Nanosphere lithography pit pattern provides template for 3D densely ordered Ge QD crystals

Fudan University team fabricates up to 10 layers of 3D highly ordered and closely spaced Ge quantum dots on silicon.

Complex spin wave excitations

Magnetic excitations are revealed in the parent compounds of intercalated ternary iron selenide superconductors with one-quarter Fe vacancies.

Phase transitions caused by oxygen ion conduction

Quantum simulations reveal that oxygen insertion into Pr2NiO4 causes structural and half-metal/metal phase transitions.

Mechanical stability defines imaging quality of nanoprobes

Model guides the selection and design of carbon nanotubes as scanning tips and nanomanipulators.