Prevent Nanograss Collapsing: Strengthening Nanostructures

An assortment of nanostructures

One-dimensional nanostructures like nanowires, nanobelts, and nanotubes attract considerable interest. However, common techniques to separate the nanostructures from the template can cause the structures to collapse.

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Heavy Metal Free Environment with Plasma-Modified Carbon Nanotubes

Cleaning heavy metals with carbon nanotubes

Scientists at Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS, have developed a way to modify multiwalled carbon nanotubes to enhance their dispersion properties and adsorption capacities

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Nano-Motor with a Light Switch

Nanomotor with a light switch

Light-triggered myosin allows real-time study of cells

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Gaining muscle from mussels: High-strength CNT composite fibres

Advanced Materials: biomimetic carbon nanofibers

Merging the ultra-strong nature of carbon nanotubes and mussel-inspired linker molecules renders high-strength fibres via a simple spinning process.

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Graphene for DNA Sequencing: Single-Atom Sheets, Single-Molecule Sequencing

Graphene for DNA Sequencing

Edge-hydrogenation of carbon electrodes could further the quest for solid-state, single-molecule DNA sequencing.

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On the Surface: Patterning Conjugated Polymers

Surface patterning with conjugated polymers

Surface patterning using conjugated polymers is set to take off, according to a review by Chinese scientists.

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Flexible Approach to Nano Building Blocks

Flexible approach to nano building blocks

Tetrahedral constructs of DNA are a new way to support proteins on functional nanostructures, according to work by U.S. scientists.

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Do Exotic Block Copolymer Morphologies Really Exist?

Block copolymer TEM

The self-assembly of block polymers raises this question, discussed in the latest Trend Article in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics.

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