Being able to decide not only whether a micron-scale particle twists but also how much could open new avenues for machine vision and more.
For the first time, controlling the degree of twist in nanostructure particles
Q&A: Plastic to metal, steel to aluminum—the future of welding and lightweight vehicles
New techniques for welding very different materials could enable better cars.
“Transformer” pinwheels offer new twist on nano-engineered materials
Producing chirality, a property found throughout nature, through large-scale self-assembly could lead to applications in sensing, machine perception and more.
Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity
The key to beating the heat is degrading the materials in advance.
Photosynthesis copycat may improve solar cells
The new approach moves energy efficiently and could reduce energy losses converting light into electricity.
Durable coating kills the COVID virus and other germs in minutes
Polyurethane locks in the antimicrobial power of tea tree and cinnamon oils. The new technology could start making public spaces safer within a year.