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local-conductivity atomic force microscopy

Conductive or Not – Nano-Switches for Computers of the Future Are...

A team of German and Polish scientists has for the first time mapped the conductivity of metal oxide surfaces at atomic resolution at Forschungszentrum...
monolayer molybdenum disulfide

Understanding the Impact of Defects on the Properties of MoS2

Researchers at the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), have shown that defects in monolayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)...
DNA Mutations

Revolutionary Microscope and Labelling Technique Maps DNA Mutations

The new technology is being used to transform the way disease-causing genetic mutations are diagnosed and discovered.This microscope maps hundreds of chemically barcoded DNA...
desalination

Research To Accelerate Development Of High-Efficiency Graphene-Based Membranes

Masdar Institute today announced a research breakthrough that provides valuable insights on the development of optimized graphene-based membranes, which aim to make water filtration...
solar cells

Novel Techniques Examine Solar Cells with Nanoscale Precision

Using two novel techniques, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time examined, with nanometer-scale precision, the...
superconductors

Unexpected Damage Found Rippling Through Promising Exotic Nanomaterials

Some of the most promising and puzzling phenomena in physics play out on the nanoscale, where a billionth-of-a-meter shift can make or break perfect...
DNA Molecule

Chemical Mapping Of DNA Molecule Achieved

A novel imaging technique that leverages atomic force microscopy (AFM) to accurately measure the chemical diversity within a DNA molecule has been developed by...
Protein Folding

JILA Team Discovers Many New Twists in Protein Folding

Biophysicists at JILA have measured protein folding in more detail than ever before, revealing behavior that is surprisingly more complex than previously known. The...
nanoscale

Controlling the Stiffness of a Material at the Nanoscale

The ScienceUsing a needle far thinner than a human hair, scientists revealed how to control mechanical stiffness in a promising material. The team applied...
molecular

Sticking to the Story at the Molecular Level

A deeper understanding of protein adhesion to solid surfaces may shed new light on biological phenomena such as marine biofouling. In their quest for...
Gold

Light Strikes Gold

The ScienceUsing light to sculpt tiny crystals able to do big jobs has garnered attention in the scientific community since scientists used such a...
nanocatalyst

Light Provides Pull for Future Nanocatalyst Measurement

Rice University nanophotonics researcher Isabell Thomann uses lasers, light-activated materials and light-measuring nanoscale tips to push the boundaries of experimental nanoscience, but light is...
Insulators

NIST Collaboration Heats Up Exotic Topological Insulators

Fashion is changing in the avant-garde world of next-generation computer component materials. Traditional semiconductors like silicon are releasing their last new lines. Exotic materials...
Nanowires

Nanowires as Sensors in New Type of Atomic Force Microscope

Nanowires are extremely tiny filamentary crystals which are built-up molecule by molecule from various materials and which are now being very actively studied by...
graphene

Brazilian Researchers Discover Unexpected Property of Graphene

Graphene is one of the most researched materials in the world today. The explanation is simple: consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms...
Chromosomes

New Imaging Technique Shows How DNA is Protected at Chromosomes’ Ends

A new imaging technique has allowed researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of...
Nanoscale Materials

New Acoustic Technique Reveals Structural Information in Nanoscale Materials

Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical...