Watching magnetic nano ‘tornadoes’ in 3D

Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and ‘tornadoes’ thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics nanotechnology magnetic-field

Nanoparticles used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 17, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: advanced-materials cancer nanotechnology

Nanowires replace Newton’s famous glass prism

Scientists have designed an ultra-miniaturised device that could image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible from within a smartphone camera. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 5, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials optics nanotechnology spectroscopy

Colour-changing artificial ‘chameleon skin’ powered by nanomachines

Researchers have developed artificial ‘chameleon skin’ that changes colour when exposed to light and could be used in applications such as active camouflage and large-scale dynamic displays.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 21, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  advanced-materials  physics  nanotechnology

Smallest pixels ever created could light up colour-changing buildings

The smallest pixels yet created – a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold – could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough to cover entire buildings.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 10, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: physics nanotechnology photonics

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