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.
Scientists at Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS, have developed a way to modify multiwalled carbon nanotubes to enhance their dispersion properties and adsorption capacities
Merging the ultra-strong nature of carbon nanotubes and mussel-inspired linker molecules renders high-strength fibres via a simple spinning process.
Edge-hydrogenation of carbon electrodes could further the quest for solid-state, single-molecule DNA sequencing.
Surface patterning using conjugated polymers is set to take off, according to a review by Chinese scientists.
Tetrahedral constructs of DNA are a new way to support proteins on functional nanostructures, according to work by U.S. scientists.
The self-assembly of block polymers raises this question, discussed in the latest Trend Article in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics.