Latest Nature Materials Stories

2013-02-07 09:58:02

Researcher and team are the first to measure all of the elastic properties of an intact spider's web, drawing a remarkable picture of the behavior of one of nature’s most intriguing structures.

2013-01-14 11:32:07

Writing in Nature Materials, the scientists, working with colleagues from Aix-Marseille University, have created a device which potentially can see one molecule though a simple optical system and can analyze its components within minutes.

2012-12-03 20:58:50

When the dry lubricant, molybdenum disulfide, is stripped down to a single layer of atoms, a tightly bound quasi-particle comprised of two electrons and a hole forms with unique spin and valley properties, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and colleagues discovered.

2012-10-24 12:03:55

University of California, Davis, researchers for the first time have looked inside gallium manganese arsenide, a type of material known as a "dilute magnetic semiconductor" that could open up an entirely new class of faster, smaller devices based on an emerging field known as “spintronics.”

2012-08-27 19:36:41

A multi-institutional research team has developed a method for embedding networks of biocompatible nanoscale wires within engineered tissues.

2012-08-27 12:21:27

Harvard scientists have, for the first, time created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues.

2012-07-30 12:58:28

Sandwiching individual graphene sheets between insulating layers in order to produce electrical devices with unique new properties, the method could open up a new dimension of physics research.

Avoiding Traps In Plastic Electronics
2012-07-30 09:01:59

Plastic electronics hold the promise of cheap, mass-produced devices.

2012-07-16 10:14:45

Cancers are notorious for secreting chemicals that confuse the immune system and thwarting biological defenses.

2012-07-09 10:14:07

As scientists learn to manipulate little-understood nanoscale materials, they are laying the foundation for a future of more compact, efficient, and innovative devices.

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