Nature Nanotechnology

IBM Scientists Measure the Energy Levels of Single Molecules on Insulators

Our understanding of single-molecule electronics has become clearer and the answer involved using a common household item – salt. Building off of a previous paper in 2009, where IBM scientists and collaborators demonstrated the ability to measure the charge state of individual atoms using noncontact atomic force microscopy (AFM), they have now taken it a […]

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Using Angles to Improve the Future of Electronics

Nanotechnology is a term which applied to a variety of fields from clothing and automotive paints to sporting equipment and electronics. In the end it’s all referring to a size, the nanometer (nm), and humankind’s ability to understand, control and manipulate the unique phenomena which occur at this dimension. For perspective, a sheet of paper […]

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IBM & Warwick Image Highly Reactive Triangular Molecule for the First Time

Triangulene gets its first close up thanks to scientists from IBM and the University of Warwick (7 April, UPDATE: the paper is featured on the cover of the April issue of Nature Nanotechnology). Published today in Nature Nanotechnology, IBM scientists are truly making the invisible visible A few weeks ago IBM released its annual five predictions […]

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IBM Scientists Measure Heat-Transfer through Single Atoms

Published today, using a technique which looks like trampoline, IBM scientists have measured the thermal conductance of metallic quantum point contacts made of gold down to the single-atom level at room temperature for the first time. As everything scales to the nanoscale, heat – more precisely, the loss of it – becomes an issue in […]

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