Latest Nature Materials Stories
Few atomic layers of graphene reveal unique thermal properties.
As the electronics industry works toward developing smaller and more compact devices, the need to create new types of scaled-down semiconductors that are more efficient and use less power has become essential.
A new high-performance anode structure based on silicon-carbon nanocomposite materials could significantly improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries used in a wide range of applications from hybrid vehicles to portable electronics.
Powerful concept offers new approach to understanding surfaces of materials.
Using arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate, a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created a new type of flexible solar cell that enhances the absorption of sunlight and efficiently converts its photons into electrons.
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a way to make some notoriously brittle materials ductileâ€”yet stronger than everâ€”simply by reducing their size.
Just as a gecko sheds its tail, metal-alloy particles endure 850 degrees Celsius by ditching weaker components, researchers report in Nature Materials.
Johns Hopkins materials scientists have found a new use for a chemical compound that has traditionally been viewed as an electrical conductor, a substance that allows electricity to flow through it.
A gold nanocage covered with a polymer is a smart drug delivery system.
Ultrasound and underwater sonar devices could "see" a big improvement thanks to development of the world's first acoustic hyperlens.