Category archives: Nanotechnology

Graphene nanodrum solos

Graphene nanodrum solos

Condensed matterMaterialsNanotechnologyPhysics

By Francisco R. Villatoro

Luthiers still use Chladni figures in the design and construction of acoustic instruments such as violins, guitars, and cellos. The technique invented by the German physicist and musician Ernst Chladni (1756–1827) shows the modes of vibration under forcing. The backplate of the instrument is covered with flour or sand, and bowed until it reached resonance […]

Itinerant ferromagnetism at the surface of an antiferromagnet

Itinerant ferromagnetism at the surface of an antiferromagnet

Condensed matterMaterialsNanotechnologyPhysicsQuantum physics

By DIPC

Silicon surfaces of crystalline solids are part of conventional electronics, but their exploitation in novel materials combining two-dimensional electron states (2DESs) and magnetism, which play an important role in the development of next-generation electronics, still remains elusive. The appearance of 2DESs at surfaces or interfaces and their interplay with magnetic degrees of freedom may open […]

Nanotechnology inspired by nature

Nanotechnology inspired by nature

ChemistryMaterialsNanotechnology

By Invited Researcher

Author: Leire Gartzia Rivero got a Chemistry degree and completed her Master studies in “New Materials” at the University of the Basque Country. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Technology obtained at the same university, in the Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory, where she focused on the spectroscopic characterization of photoactive nanomaterials based on energy […]