Science & Technology

New Flatland material: Physicists obtain quasi-2D gold

Nanowerk - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 4:07am
Scientists have synthesized a quasi-2D gold film, showing how materials not usually classified as two-dimensional can form atomically thin layers.
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Bending the norm on nanowires

Nanowerk - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 3:41am
Arranging nanowires in bent configurations may make them less likely to fail inside electronic devices.
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The geometry of an electron determined for the first time

Nanowerk - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 1:36am
Physicists are able to show for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom. A newly developed method enables them to show the probability of an electron being present in a space.
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Light and nanotechnology prevent bacterial infections on medical implants

Nanowerk - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 1:25am
Researchers have devised a novel technique that uses nanotechnology and photonics to dramatically improve the performance of medical meshes for surgical implants.
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Molecules swing electrolytes across membranes to kill cancer cells

Nanowerk - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 1:15am
Researchers have designed the world?s first 'molecular swing' to transport electrolytes across cell membranes.
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Data science helps engineers discover new materials for solar cells and LEDs

Nanowerk - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:14pm
Engineers have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new materials for next generation solar cells and LEDs.
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Big energy savings for nanomachines

Nanowerk - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:06pm
In a ground-breaking study, researchers demonstrated for the first time a strategy for manipulating molecular nanomachines to maximize efficiency and conserve energy.
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Quantum rebar: Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting perovskite crystals

Nanowerk - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 1:25pm
Researchers demonstrate that perovskite crystals and quantum dots working together can increase stability of solar materials.
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New DNA-nanotechnology-based method enhances nucleic acid analysis

Nanowerk - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 1:15pm
New DNA-nanotechnology-based method enhances nucleic acid analysis in cells and tissues, enabling parallel detection of many targets with high sensitivity and tunability and at low costs.
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Good vibrations: Using piezoelectricity to ensure hydrogen sensor sensitivity

Nanowerk - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:47pm
Scientists develop a new process for producing palladium nanoparticles that are 12 times more sensitive to hydrogen than those made with previous methods -- devices that may be vital to the transition to a hydrogen energy ecosystem.
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Octopus-inspired wearable sensor

Nanowerk - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:29pm
Researchers report the development of a graphene-based adhesive biosensor inspired by octopus 'suckers'.
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Amplifier for terahertz lattice vibrations in a semiconductor crystal

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:57am
In analogy to the amplification of light in a laser, vibrations of a semiconductor nanostructure, so called phonons, were enhanced by interaction with an electron current.
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High-tech material in a salt crust

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:47am
MAX phases unite the positive properties of ceramics and metals. A new method now makes it possible to produce this material class on an industrial scale.
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EU project NanoHybrids concluded

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 7:41am
The European research project NanoHybrids has successfully developed production systems for organic aerogel particles and manufactured larger quantities of these novel materials for the first time. This represents an important step towards industrial mass production and application of particulate aerogels by the industrial and research consortium.
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Tuneable reverse photochromes in the solid state

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 6:51am
A new technique allows the design of solid materials that are coloured in the dark. This can have applications in rewritable displays or optical data storage systems.
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Nanomaterials give plants 'super' abilities (w/video)

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 4:21am
Researchers report the development of plants that can make nanomaterials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and the application of MOFs as coatings on plants. The augmented plants could potentially perform useful new functions, such as sensing chemicals or harvesting light more efficiently.
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Harnessing the spin of electrons to power tech devices

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 3:49am
Scientists are using principles in quantum science and engineering to build a graphene-based logic device. This new technology will improve the energy efficiency of battery-dependent devices from cell phones to computers.
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Radical steps toward clean encapsulation

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:18am
Chemists use free radicals to produce polymers strong enough to encapsulate drugs while remaining degradable.
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Right combination of crystal grains makes superior shape memory alloys

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:11am
Researchers have shown, through a supercomputer simulation, that high strength and shape memory can be realized at the same time by combining crystal grains of different sizes, a feat previously thought impossible.
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Smart liquid goes dark in the heat

Nanowerk - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:01am
Nanowires that form and disperse as the temperature changes form the basis of a robust thermochromic liquid.
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