A research group headed by Professor Hui Wang and Associate Professor Zhigao Sheng from the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the synthesis of polyvinylpyrrolidone-directed nickel nanowires (PNNWs) via solvothermal technique supported by a strong magnetic field in a work published in Advanced Materials Interfaces.
Carnegie Mellon University's Yongxin (Leon) Zhao and the Chinese University of Hong Kong's Shih-Chi Chen have a big idea for manufacturing nanodevices.
A recent study published in the journal Nature Communications focuses on this issue by presenting an extremely configurable soft nanobrush-directed technique for accurate in situ production of MOF nanoarrays on various surfaces.
As far as metasurfaces have been concerned, surface lattice resonances (SLRs) and bound state in the continuum (BIC) are two suitable methods for obtaining high-quality factors (Q-factors).
Researchers in Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Finland have provided insight into how crystal growth can be engineered by atomically precise metal nanoclusters.
Similar to a giraffe reaching upward for leaves on a tall tree, causing carbon nanotubes to stretch for food as they grow may result in a long-sought revolution.
As the world becomes more technology-driven than ever, there is an increasing demand for better and quicker electronics and computers. Spintronics is a new innovation that encodes data using an electron’s spin as well as its charge state, thereby making the whole system faster and more efficient.
Metal-carbon dioxide batteries show immense potential as an eco-friendly technology; however, their energy efficiency is inadequate. A research group co-directed by chemists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has discovered a ground-breaking method to surpass this issue by adding an unusual phase nanomaterial as a catalyst, improving battery energy efficiency by up to 83.8%.
Forward osmosis (FO), a new membrane-based technique, has low energy consumption and very little possibility for membrane fouling; however, the shortage of high-performance FO membranes prevents FO from being used widely.
For the first time, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have successfully produced nanoscale three-dimensional (3D) images of this material, called Zwischgold.