By controlling stray filament formation researchers achieve sub 10 nm feature sizes with standard direct laser writing tools
I am materials editor of Physics World. I studied nanostructures for my PhD in the context of photonics, specifically plasmonics and scanning near-field microscopy. I was one of the few people who enjoyed writing their PhD thesis and love the opportunity to talk to researchers about their work and write about developments at the cutting edge of science and technology. In my spare time I like dance and theatre, particularly ballet.
Experiments in complete darkness reveal extraordinary plasticity in ZnS
The UK's National Physical Laboratory opens its doors to shed light on everyday units and the work that goes into defining them
Researchers produce synthetic membranes with the same capillary reservoir structure that allows extensions of 10,000% without rupture in biological threads