<b>Biocompatible TeSex nano-alloys for PT/PA/CT/PET imaging-guided NIR-II-photothermal therapy</b>

Biocompatible TeSex nano-alloys for PT/PA/CT/PET imaging-guided NIR-II-photothermal therapy

Schematic illustration of TeSex alloying strategy and mechanisms for detoxification and theranostic multi-functionalization. Credit: Science China Press Nanotheranostics, integrating diagnostic and therapeutic functions by nanoplatform, exh...
<b>Controlling buckling in a nanoscale beam using electrostatic effects</b>

Controlling buckling in a nanoscale beam using electrostatic effects

Buckling under pressure. Voltages control the buckling of a 150-nanometer-wide beam, as shown in this sketch of the device used by Hanay and coworkers. The ability to precisely alter the beam’s deformation could be used in nanoelectromech...
<b>Chemists Find a Way to Integrate Liquids into Materials During 3D Printing</b>

Chemists Find a Way to Integrate Liquids into Materials During 3D Printing

Chemists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a way to integrate liquids directly into materials during the 3D printing process. This allows, for example, active medical agents to be incorporated into pharmaceut...
<b>Scientists discover insulator-to-semiconductor transition in fluorescent carbon quantum dots</b>

Scientists discover insulator-to-semiconductor transition in fluorescent carbon quantum dots

Fig.1. PL and UV-Vis absorption spectra are shown in (a) for B-CQDs and in (b) for R-CQDs. (c) The diagram of the energy levels and the electronic transition channels for PL emission from B- (left panel) and R-CQDs (right panel). Recently,...
<b>New effective and safe antifungal isolated from sea squirt microbiome</b>

New effective and safe antifungal isolated from sea squirt microbiome

Conidiophores with conidia of the microscopic fungi Aspergillus oryzae under light microscope. By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficie...
<b>Suspended Silicon Single-Hole Transistor Works as Nanoelectromechanical Resonator</b>

Suspended Silicon Single-Hole Transistor Works as Nanoelectromechanical Resonator

Silicon single-electron/hole transistors (SETs/SHTs) and super-high frequency nanoelectromechanical resonators show great potentials in quantum computation, sensing and many other areas. Recently, a group led by Prof. GUO Guoping from the U...
<b>New Stretched-Pulse Soliton Kerr Resonator Enhances Ultrafast Laser Performance</b>

New Stretched-Pulse Soliton Kerr Resonator Enhances Ultrafast Laser Performance

University of Rochester researchers are setting a new standard when it comes to producing ultrafast laser pulses over a broader range of wavelengths than traditional laser sources. In work published in Physical Review Letters , William Renn...
<b>New CO2-Based Method for Delivering Refrigeration, Cold Storage</b>

New CO2-Based Method for Delivering Refrigeration, Cold Storage

A new, more sustainable, way of delivering refrigeration and cold storage using carbon dioxide is being developed in a programme led by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The team, which also includes researchers from Heriot-Watt...
<b>Silica is the Most Eco-Friendly Substitute for Plastic Microbeads Used in Cosmetics</b>

Silica is the Most Eco-Friendly Substitute for Plastic Microbeads Used in Cosmetics

A new study quantifies the environmental costs of alternative materials following bans on plastic microbeads used in wash-off cosmetics. Silica, applied here as mud in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, was the most environmentally friendly altern...
<b>Scientists take a step towards expanding the use of magnetic fluids in medicine</b>

Scientists take a step towards expanding the use of magnetic fluids in medicine

Scientists take a step towards expanding the use of magnetic fluids in medicine and technology. Magnetic fluids are used in many different areas, including medicine, electronics, mechanical engineering, ecology, etc. Such a wide range of ap...