Nanoscience News


Wiesner Team Images Tiny Quasicrystals as They Form

Cornell team conducted hundreds of experiments to capture the formation of these structures at early stages of their development.


Slippery Liquid Surfaces Confuse Mussels to Prevent Their Adhesion to Underwater Structures

Non-toxic, lubricant-infused coatings deter mussels and prevent their attachment by disrupting their mechanosensory and adhesive systems​


Cyborg Bacteria Turn Sunlight into Useful Chemicals

UC Berkeley scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful chemical compounds.​


Harvard Researchers Develop Tough, Self-Healing Rubber

Potential applications include more durable tires, wearable electronics, medical devices.​


A Semiconductor That Can Beat the Heat

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists discover unique thermoelectric properties in cesium tin iodide.


Improving Understanding of the Quantum World With Quantum Dots

Scientists have built an 'artificial material'  that mimics quantum behavior.


Computer Chip Technology Repurposed for Making Reflective Nanostructures

Applied physicist Andrei Faraon focuses his metamaterials research in a new direction.


Probing Protein Diversity

Insight on how stability affects structure Harvard-led research.


Secrets of Superfluid Helium Explored

New findings have implications for the study of superconductivity and theoretical models of the origin of the universe.


Electron Orbitals May Hold Key to Unifying Concept of High-Temperature Superconductivity

First experimental evidence of "orbital-selective" electron pairing in an iron-based high-temperature superconductor.