<b>Study Reveals Key Step in Mechanism Behind Water Splitting Reaction</b>

Study Reveals Key Step in Mechanism Behind Water Splitting Reaction

Using a unique combination of nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis, an international team of researchers has revealed a key step in the molecular mechanism behind the water splitting reaction of photosynthesis, a finding that could help i...
<b>Parylene photonics enable future optical biointerfaces</b>

Parylene photonics enable future optical biointerfaces

Researchers have invented an optical platform that will likely become the new standard in optical biointerfaces....
<b>Chemists study environmental safety, health effects of nanotechnology</b>

Chemists study environmental safety, health effects of nanotechnology

The world of nanotechnology is a place where materials so small they’re undetectable to the human eye are found in products we use every day, from sunscreen to cell phonebatteries. That’s a good thing. But nanomaterials may have hazardo...
<b>Chemists create new artificial enzyme</b>

Chemists create new artificial enzyme

Enzymes are nature's powerhouses. Found in the cells of all animals, plants, and every other living organism, they accelerate the chemical reactions that trigger thousands of biological functions--from forming neurons to digesting food. The...
<b>Novel method to fine tune 'twistronics'</b>

Novel method to fine tune 'twistronics'

The new technique can achieve in situ dynamical rotation and manipulation of 2D materials layered on top of each other to form van der Waals heterostructures -- nanoscale devices that boast unusual properties and exciting new phenomena, exp...
<b>How impermeable is the impermeable graphene?</b>

How impermeable is the impermeable graphene?

This visualisation shows layers of graphene used for membranes. New experiments by researchers at The University of Manchester have placed the best limits yet on impermeability of graphene and other two-dimensional materials to gases and li...
<b>Graphene slides smoothly across gold</b>

Graphene slides smoothly across gold

Graphene, a modified form of carbon, offers versatile potential for use in coating machine components and in the field of electronic switches. An international team of researchers led by physicists at the University of Basel have been study...
<b>Making Puffer Fish Toxin in a Flask</b>

Making Puffer Fish Toxin in a Flask

In Japan, puffer fish is considered a delicacy, but the tickle to the taste buds comes with a tickle to the nerves: fugu contains tetrodotoxin, a strong nerve toxin. In low doses, tetrodotoxin is shown in clinical trials to be a replacement...
<b>Altering the properties of 2-D materials at the nanometer scale</b>

Altering the properties of 2-D materials at the nanometer scale

A heated nanometric tip deforms the material to changes its properties. Credit: Samuel Howell, CC-BY 4.0 EPFL scientists have developed a method for changing the physical properties of 2-D materials permanently using a nanometric tip. Their...
<b>Oxygen-releasing bioink for 3D bioprinting</b>

Oxygen-releasing bioink for 3D bioprinting

Engineering new tissues can be used to alleviate shortages of organs in transplantation, as well as to develop physiological models for drug discovery applications. One of the emerging approaches to building tissues is through 3D Printing,...