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Taking the guesswork out of electrospinning

Nanowerk - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 3:18pm
Researchers have built a database that correlates electrospinning machine parameters with nanofiber properties.
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Researchers break quantum limit in precision of force and position measurements

Nanowerk - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 1:28pm
Researchers have pushed the precision of force and position measurements into a new regime. Their experiment is the first to surpass the so-called 'Standard Quantum Limit', or SQL, which arises in the most common (and successful) optical techniques for ultra-precise position measurements.
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Chemists build a better cancer-killing drill

Nanowerk - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:37am
An international team of scientists is getting closer to perfecting molecule-sized motors that drill through the surface of cancer cells, killing them in an instant.
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Precision nanomedicine: towards skin-based delivery vaccination

Nanowerk - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 5:07am
Epidermal immune cells pick up liposomes covered with a sugar-like molecule and pave the way towards transdermal vaccinations.
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Researchers discover how a nanocatalyst works at the atomic level

Nanowerk - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 4:31am
Scientists have discovered how copper particles at the nanometer scale operate in modifying a carbon?oxygen bond when ketone molecules turn into alcohol molecules.
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Microscope-on-a-chip focuses on super-resolution viewing

Nanowerk - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 4:12am
A new project is developing a super-resolution microscope small enough to fit on to a computer chip that can be used to see changes in living cells in real time.
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Polymers may be the key to single-molecule electronic devices

Nanowerk - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 4:09am
Researchers demonstrate that polymers could play a key role in the fabrication of single-molecule electronic devices, allowing us to push the boundaries of the nanoelectronics revolution.
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Researchers throw new light on photosynthetic supercomplex structure

Nanowerk - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 1:39am
Scientists have taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, by determining the structure of a very large photosynthetic supercomplex.
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For the first time, a gold nanoparticle loaded with CRISPR has been used to edit genes

Nanowerk - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 1:19pm
A proof-of-principle study shows that gold nanoparticles loaded with CRISPR and other gene-editing tools safely and effectively edited blood stem cells.
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Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material

Nanowerk - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 5:13pm
A technique to substitute carbon-hydrogen species into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide, a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD), dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material.
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Rare iron oxide could be combined with 2D materials for electronic, spintronic devices

Nanowerk - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 5:05pm
Researchers have simplified the synthesis of a unique, nearly two-dimensional form of iron oxide with strong magnetic properties that is easy to stack atop other 2D materials.
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Researchers create soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties

Nanowerk - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:02am
A team of polymer chemists and engineers have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties.
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Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity

Nanowerk - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 9:54am
An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyse the 'hydrogen evolution reaction', which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water.
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Tiny vortices could one day haul microscopic cargo

Nanowerk - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 8:23am
The behavior of active magnetic liquids suggests new pathways to transport particles across surfaces and build materials that self-heal.
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Scientists discover signalling circuit boards inside body's cells

Nanowerk - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 6:42am
Scientists found that cell function is coordinated by a network of nanotubes, similar to the carbon nanotubes used in nanoelectronics
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Nature inspires a novel new form of computing, using light

Nanowerk - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 6:33am
Researchers perform simple calculations by shining light patterns through a translucent cube.
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Superconductor films convert heat into electricity

Nanowerk - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 5:10am
Films of a superconductor show excellent thermoelectric properties at very low film thicknesses.
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Plumbene, graphene's latest cousin, realized on a 'nano water cube'

Nanowerk - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 5:02am
Scientists have created 'plumbene', a 2D-honeycomb sheet of lead atoms. Plumbene has the largest spin-orbit interaction of any Group 14 elemental 2D material, potentially making it a robust 2D topological insulator in which the Quantum Spin Hall Effect might occur even above room temperature.
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Building next-generation smart materials with the power of sound

Nanowerk - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 5:10am
Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulate atoms and molecules, accelerating the sustainable production of breakthrough smart materials.
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Scientists create ultraviolet light on a graphene surface

Nanowerk - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 4:56am
Ultraviolet light is used to kill bacteria and viruses, but UV lamps contain toxic mercury. A newly developed nanomaterial is changing that.
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