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'Magnetic drugs' could stay at disease sites longer

Nanowerk - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 10:00am
New research suggests that a novel magnetism-based drug delivery approach could help ensure drugs are not removed from where they are needed in the body.
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'Breathable' electronics pave the way for more functional wearable tech

Nanowerk - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 9:51am
Engineering researchers have created ultrathin, stretchable electronic material that is gas permeable, allowing the material to 'breathe'.
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Optical 'nanomixer': Scientists propose new method for mixing liquids

Nanowerk - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 9:42am
Scientists propose a method that can help solve problem of controlling over the mixing speed: they decided to use the so-called radiation pressure.
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Groovy photoelectrodes: How a textured surface can dramatically boost their performance

Nanowerk - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 9:34am
Researchers find that a promising photoelectrode material for producing hydrogen using sunlight can be made even better by increasing its surface roughness.
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Nanodevices for the brain could thwart formation of Alzheimer's plaques

Nanowerk - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 9:22am
In a multidisciplinary study, scientists have developed an approach to prevent plaque formation by engineering a nano-sized device that captures the dangerous peptides before they can self-assemble.
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Scientists reveal the magnetic states of nanoscale gyroids

Nanowerk - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 4:16am
Researchers revealed the magnetic states of nanoscale gyroids, 3D chiral network-like nanostructures. The findings add a new candidate system for research into unconventional information processing and emergent phenomena relevant to spintronics.
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Scientists prove the existence of Skyrmion tubes

Nanowerk - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 3:15am
For the first time, an international team of researchers succeeded in demonstrating the previously unknown structure of magnetic skyrmion tubes in 3D. This knowledge makes it possible to better understand the formation and destruction of skyrmions and to use the magnetic structures in spintronic storage devices.
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Molecules with a spin on a topological insulator: a hybrid approach to magnetic topological states of matter

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 1:20pm
Controlling the interactions at the interface of a magnetic/topological insulator heterostructure is an outstanding challenge with implications in fundamental science and technology. New resesearch has shown that ligands from metal-organic molecules can be used to tailor the properties of these interfaces.
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Researchers measure cancer cell mechanics in living animals using nanoparticles

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 1:12pm
Scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle-based in vivo imaging technique that may one day be used to help diagnose and even treat cancer.
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Stretchable lithium-ion battery is based on new micro-honeycomb structure

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 11:44am
Researchers developed a lithium-ion battery that is flexible enough to be stretched.
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Scientists proposed a new approach for efficient nanomaterials' modeling

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 9:22am
With the new modeling method, the calculations became simpler, which gives a possibility to predict the mechanical response to tension and to study its failure mechanism.
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'Strange effect' raises possibility of smaller, smarter optical filters

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 9:10am
Polarization, in sync. On the macro, everyday level, it reads as an oxymoron. To nanoscientists, though, the apparent contradiction makes a kind of harmonious sense.
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Perovskite/graphene nanosensor detects nitrogen dioxide with 300% improved sensitivity

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 8:51am
Graphene and perovskites hybrid resulted in a material that can more sensitively detect these kinds of gas.
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MRI scanning assists with next generation battery design

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 8:27am
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide an effective way of supporting the development of the next generation of high-performance rechargeable batteries.
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MOF material offers optical sensing of NO2 pollutant for air quality measurements

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 8:17am
This proof-of-concept material would be sensitive enough to detect straightforward low concentration of NO2 in conventional luminescence displays.
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Scientists outsmart nature by building super liquid-repellent dry adhesives

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 5:56am
A specific fibril tip shape design is the key to achieving elastic dry fibril adhesives with super liquid repellency. This new bioinspired material opens up many possibilities for use, as it prevents any form of liquid droplet or layer from hindering or degrading its adhesion.
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Light-driven thin-film robots could feel

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 4:08am
Inspired by living organisms, researchers have developed a somatosensory light-driven robot (SLiR) that can simultaneously sense strain and temperature. The SLiR subsumes pyro/piezoelectric responses and piezoresistive strain sensation under a photoactuator transducer, enabling simultaneous yet non-interfering perception of its body temperature and actuation deformation states. This design confers soft robots with complex perceptions of their body status, as well as the surrounding environments.
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Polymer membranes could benefit from taking a dip

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 2:24pm
A simple pretreatment step enables membranes to be enhanced using atomic layer deposition, a technique that can improve performance and introduce new surface properties.
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Nanoarchitected metamaterial with material achieves the theoretic limits of stiffness and strength

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 11:05am
The strength of the carbon plate structures was up to 639% stronger and up to 522% stiffer than same-weight beam nanolattices of the same material. This is the first experimental evidence that plate-architecture is superior to the established beam-architecture.
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Success in specific detection of molecules using deformation of a single graphene sheet

Nanowerk - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:56am
Researchers developed a test chip using graphene. The chip has a trampoline structure with a narrow gap of 1 micrometer or less formed under a monoatomic graphene film, and can specifically trap a biomarker, a protein included in bodily fluids, on graphene.
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