Structural transformations of nanoscale boroxines allow the controlled release of guest molecules.
Most people consider oil spills in seawater repellent, but the filefish takes oleophobicity to a new level.
In a proof-of-concept study, authors in Italy have demonstrated electric field-controlled switching between stable states in a porous material containing nematic liquid crystals.
Bigger is not necessarily better: when it comes to culturing fibroblasts on nanowire substrates, there are several reasons to reconsider the use of long nanowires.
Controlled physical placement of quantum dots inside block copolymer microspheres determines the combined emission characteristics.
Voltage-dependent diffraction switching makes a hybrid liquid crystal–carbon nanotube device a good candidate for high-resolution displays.