Nanoscience News


Small But Fast: A Miniaturized Origami-Inspired Robot Combines Micrometer Precision with High Speed

The millimeter-scale robot opens new avenues for microsurgery,  microassembly   and  micromanipulation.


Majoranas on the Rise

By using new manufacturing methods, researchers have successfully observed Majoranas in significantly improved conditions. ​​


Physicists Build Muscle for Shape-Changing, Cell-Sized Robots

These microscale machines could become a powerful platform for robotics at the size scale of biological microorganisms.​


High-resolution X-ray Gratings Enable State-of-the-Art Spectrometer

Tech will enable future x-ray missions to detect high-energy astrophysical sources such as black hole winds and hot gas in the cosmic web.​


Scientists Explore Quantum Properties in the Two-Dimensional Limit

TU Delft investigated thin slices of SrIrO3, a material that belongs to the family of complex oxides.​


Two Holograms in One Surface

Nanoscale silicon posts can reflect light differently depending on the angle of incoming light


Cornell Collaboration Reports Unique Property of Bilayer Graphene

The group reports remarkably clear observations of excitons – electrically neutral quasiparticles – in bilayer graphene.


Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots Superpowers

Origami-inspired muscles are both soft and strong, and can be made for less than $1


Group Maps Atomic Shifts in Charge-Ordered Manganite

New approach to characterizing and understanding exotic charge-ordered phases in which electrons are ordered into periodic patterns.


Cornell Team Devises Rapid Test for Vitamin A, Iron Deficits

The small, portable diagnostic system about the size of a lunchbox contains a blood sample test strip, like those used by diabetics.