Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2005

Volume 4 Issue 10

Structure of a fullerene-cubane heteromolecular crystal

Cover design by Karen Moore




Research News

News and Views

  • News & Views |

    Understanding the movement of domain walls is important for the development of fast spintronic devices. In nanowires, this domain-wall motion is found to show a complex behaviour.

    • Russell Cowburn
    •  & Dorothée Petit
  • News & Views |

    Long-lasting charge separation is key to the performance of solar cells. A new design for larger conjugated dye-sensitizer molecules effectively retards the recombination of the charge-separated state and promises improved energy conversion efficiency.

    • Jacques-E. Moser
  • News & Views |

    Magnetic nanoparticles are useful for a wide range of applications from data storage to medicinal imaging. The large-scale preparation of FeCo nanoparticles boosts this potential.

    • Günter Reiss
    •  & Andreas Hütten
  • News & Views |

    The ability to change their dimensions in an applied electric field makes ferroelectric materials important for piezoelectric applications. The crystal symmetry and related strains of these materials are a strong influence on their switching behaviour.

    • Wenwu Cao