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Direct observation of DNA knots using a solid-state nanopore

Solid-state nanopores can be used to directly observe individual knots in linear and circular DNA molecules of arbitrary length, and to determine the knot's size, position, and probability of occurrence as a function of DNA length.

2016-09-02

Rapid water disinfection using vertically aligned MoS2 nanofilms and visible light

Few-layered, vertically aligned MoS2 films can efficiently harvest visible light for photocatalytic water disinfection, allowing >99.999% bacteria to be rapidly inactivated.

2016-09-02

Multiwalled nanotube faceting unravelled

The phenomenon of circumferential faceting in multiwalled nanotubes of general chirality and identity is rationalized in terms of interwall registry patterns between adjacent layers of curved hexagonal lattices.

2016-09-02

Quantum dot-loaded monofunctionalized DNA icosahedra for single-particle tracking of endocytic pathways

Quantum dots encapsulated inside DNA icosahedra that display a single endocytic ligand are used to track compartmental dynamics along endocytic pathways.

2016-09-02

Gapless Andreev bound states in the quantum spin Hall insulator HgTe

A Josephson junction with a weak link made of the quantum spin Hall insulator HgTe shows evidence of topological superconductivity in response to an a.c. excitation.

2016-09-02

Ultrafast growth of single-crystal graphene assisted by a continuous oxygen supply

Single-crystal graphene can be grown on a copper foil at a rate of 60 μm s-1 by using an adjacent oxide substrate that continuously supplies oxygen to the surface of the copper catalyst.

2016-09-02

DNA condensation in one dimension

DNA polymers patterned on a biochip can be condensed into designed one-dimensional bundles spanning around 100 μm in length.

2016-09-02

Integrated optical addressing of an ion qubit

Individual ion qubits held in a planar ion trap are optically addressed with scalable nanophotonic waveguides and focusing grating couplers integrated with the trap chip.

2016-09-02

Magneto-aerotactic bacteria deliver drug-containing nanoliposomes to tumour hypoxic regions

Magnetotactic bacteria that respond to oxygen gradients can be used to carry drug payloads deep into the hypoxic regions of tumours, offering a way to improve the therapeutic index of various nanocarriers.

2016-09-02

Gate-controlled topological conducting channels in bilayer graphene

Topologically protected metallic channels formed at the edges of graphene bilayers can be observed through a split-gate structure.

2016-09-02

Improving the efficacy and safety of biologic drugs with tolerogenic nanoparticles

Synthetic nanoparticles containing rapamycin — a common immunosuppressant drug — when co-administered with any free antigen can induce immune tolerance, offering a way to rescue novel drugs that have failed in the clinic due to anti-drug antibodies.

2016-08-08

Nanoscale lateral displacement arrays for the separation of exosomes and colloids down to 20 nm

Lateral displacement pillar arrays can now be used to separate nanoscale colloids including exosomes, offering new opportunities for on-chip sorting and quantification of biocolloids by size.

2016-08-08

Magnetic vortex cores as tunable spin-wave emitters

The magnetic field-driven dynamics of nanosized magnetic vortex cores can be used to generate propagating short-wavelength spin waves in heterostructures with antiferromagnetically coupled layers.

2016-07-27

A nanomesh scaffold for supramolecular nanowire optoelectronic devices

Hundreds of semiconducting supramolecular nanowires are integrated in a photovoltaic device.

2016-07-27

Reading the primary structure of a protein with 0.07 nm3 resolution using a subnanometre-diameter pore

A pore with a subnanometre diameter, created in a thin silicon nitride membrane, can be used to detect the primary structure of a denatured protein molecule.

2016-07-27

Measuring protein isoelectric points by AFM-based force spectroscopy using trace amounts of sample

Protein isoelectric points can now be obtained by measuring adhesion forces between the protein attached to an atomic force microscope probe and a reference surface with a known charge, offering a new way to characterize unknown and rare proteins.

2016-07-27

A kilobyte rewritable atomic memory

The control of atomic vacancies on a chlorine-terminated Cu(100) surface by means of a scanning tunnelling microscope tip makes it possible to construct a rewritable atomic memory of over a kilobyte in size with an information density as high as 502 terabits per square inch.

2016-07-27

A semiconductor photon-sorter

The nonlinear optical response of a single quantum dot can be used to separate the one- and two-photon components of a weak laser beam.

2016-07-27

Scanning probe microscopy: A picture worth a thousand bytes

The controlled positioning of more than 8,000 chlorine vacancies on a surface at 77 K is a step towards the implementation of ultradense rewritable atomic memories.

2016-07-27

Nanobiotechnology: Net charge of trace proteins

Isoelectric points of small samples of proteins can now be measured using atomic force microscopy and substrates with a known charge.

2016-07-27
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