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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