engineering careers  Devices in future could be powered by new “nanohoops”
engineering careers  Devices in future could be powered by new “nanohoops”

Tiny circular structures called nanohoops could be used in the future to power a range of devices, according to researchers from the University of Oregon. Cycloparaphenylenes have previously been made only with carbon, but are now being made with a number of atoms. In the journal ACS Central Science, nanohoops could be used in solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes or as new sensors or probes in medicine.