Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2005

Volume 4 Issue 12

Manipulating metal atoms on a surface with a six-leg molecule

Cover design by Karen Moore


Research News

News and Views

  • News & Views |

    Mapping the electronic bands in boron-doped diamond turns out to be crucial to our understanding of the material's superconducting behaviour.

    • Jens Kortus
  • Materials Witness

  • News & Views |

    A material–cell hybrid device that mimics the anatomic shape of the intervertebral disc has been made and successfully implanted into mice to show that tissue engineering may, in the future, benefit sufferers from back pain.

    • David W. L. Hukins
  • News & Views |

    The properties of semiconductors are highly dependent on their structural form. The finding that ZnS nanobelts can be tuned to take the wurtzite form therefore adds to the strategies for the control of semiconductor properties by optimization of size and morphology.

    • Longwei Yin
    •  & Yoshio Bando
  • News & Views |

    Electron microscopy is a ubiquitous tool in the study of many materials, in particular those on the nanometre scale. A method of manipulating data from electron diffraction offers high-resolution imaging at an affordable price.

    • Abraham J. Koster
    •  & Henny Zandbergen