Due to their semiconductor properties, zinc oxide nanowires have potential applications in electronics and optics.
Forcing single-molecule nanowires to be flat significantly improved their conductivity compared with a twisted conformation.
Arranging silver nanowires in bent configurations may make them more durable and less likely to fail inside electronic devices.
The technology for creating a biodegradable silk fibroin film allows microfabrication with polymer or metal structures manufactured from photolithography.
US scientists have discovered a more precise method to create nanosize electromechanical devices.
A new type of nanowire-based nanostructure enables light to perform logic functions, allowing simple addition and subtraction operations.
We may not be able to cram any more processing power into silicon-based computer chips, but we can make electronic devices 10 times smaller and use molecules to build electronic circuits instead.
The Ig Nobel Prize-winning Vortex Fluidic Device will be manufactured for commercial sales by newly formed nanoscience company 2D Fluidics.
Researchers have found that the most effective thermoelectric materials can be realised by shaping them into the thinnest possible nanowires.
A South African PhD student has found ways to control the spin transport in networks of the smallest electrical conductor known to man — the carbon nanotube.
Japanese researchers have discovered a solution to a problem that occurs when printing words on electronics — the dreaded 'coffee ring effect'.
Researchers have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of two-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time, in a breakthrough which combines exciting electronic properties with the potential for low-cost production.
Microbiologists have discovered a type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate their goal of developing sustainable conducting materials for the electronics industry.
Freak waves, as well as other less striking localised excitations, occur in nature at every scale. Now, European researchers have found that these phenomena could play a significant role at the quantum scale in nanoelectronics.
Researchers were able to image the polaron by designing an artificial magnetic material. They demonstrated that polaron formation also occurs in a system of magnetic charges, and not just in a system of electric charges.