<b>Water predictions: Telling when a nanolithography mold will break through droplets</b>

Water predictions: Telling when a nanolithography mold will break through droplets

Measuring how a drop of water makes contact with the grooves of a nanolithography mold to find out how worn out the mold is. Credit: Jun Taniguchi, Tokyo University of Science Ultraviolet nanoimprint lithography (UV-NIL) is a manufacturing...
<b>Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display on human skin</b>

Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display on human skin

The full-color AMOLED display with large-area MoS2-based backplane. (A) Schematic illustration of the high-performance MoS2-based backplane on a 4-inch carrier glass substrate, where an Al2O3 capping layer was applied for n-doping effects o...
<b>Nanoparticles can turn off genes in bone marrow cells</b>

Nanoparticles can turn off genes in bone marrow cells

Using these new particles, researchers could develop treatments for heart disease and other conditions....
<b>Higher-resolution imaging of living, moving cells using plasmonic metasurfaces</b>

Higher-resolution imaging of living, moving cells using plasmonic metasurfaces

A mouse fibroblast cell imaged on a metasurface made of gold nanoparticles under a total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscope exhibits enhanced and confined emission from light-emitting paxillin protein at focal adhesions near...
<b>Nearly pure nanotubes from unusual catalyst</b>

Nearly pure nanotubes from unusual catalyst

Growing a batch of carbon nanotubes that are all the same may not be as simple as researchers had hoped, according to Rice University scientists. Rice materials theorist Boris Yakobson and his team bucked a theory that when growing nanotube...
<b>Watching two-dimensional materials grow</b>

Watching two-dimensional materials grow

Atomically thin crystals will play an ever greater role in future – but how can their crystallisation process be controlled? A new method is now opening up new possibilities. They are among the thinnest structures on earth: “two dimensi...
<b>Melting a crystal topologically</b>

Melting a crystal topologically

Physicists have successfully melted a very thin crystal of magnetic quasi-particles controllably, as turning ice into water. Novel phases of matter have been discovered and a new model system for fundamental physics studies has been establis...
<b>The smallest motor in the world consists of 16 atoms</b>

The smallest motor in the world consists of 16 atoms

A research team has developed a molecular motor which consists of only 16 atoms and rotates reliably in one direction. It could allow energy harvesting at the atomic level....
<b>A phase battery for quantum technologies</b>

A phase battery for quantum technologies

The first quantum phase battery has been realized. It consist of an indium arsenide nanowire in contact with aluminum superconducting leads and is a key element for quantum technologies based on phase coherence....
<b>Change at the top of ALTANA’s Supervisory Board</b>

Change at the top of ALTANA’s Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA has reconstituted itself. The Supervisory Board elected Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, who has been a member of the Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG since March 2016, as its new chair...