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Exotic nanotubes move in less-mysterious ways

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:18
Researchers capture the first video of boron nitride nanotubes in motion to prove their potential for materials and medical applications.
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From dark to light in a flash: Smart film lets windows switch autonomously

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:54
Researchers have developed a new easy-to-use smart optical film technology that allows smart window devices to autonomously switch between transparent and opaque states in response to the surrounding light conditions.
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Smart molecules could be key to computers with 100-times bigger memories

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:45
Researchers have discovered a single molecule switch that can act like a transistor and offers the potential to store binary information.
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Molecular circuitry: International team breaks one-diode-one resistor electronics

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:33
By creating a new type of molecular circuit switch, the team may have just opened the door to ultra-high-density computing within our lifetime.
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Exotic nanotubes move in less-mysterious ways

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:25
Scientists show boron nitride's promise for composites, biomedical applications.
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Stretchable variable color nanosheet changes color with expansion and contraction

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:48
Variable color sheets with a film thickness of 400 nanometers are expected to be applied to adhesive-type display elements, as they can adhere to skin or be transferred to various electronic devices at room temperature utilizing the high adhesiveness of elastomers.
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Joined nano-triangles pave the way to magnetic carbon materials

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:55
Graphene triangles with an edge length of only a few atoms behave like peculiar quantum magnets. When two of these nano-triangles are joined, a 'quantum entanglement' of their magnetic moments takes place: the structure becomes antiferromagnetic.
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Researchers build sensor consisting of only 11 atoms

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:39
The sensor is capable of capturing magnetic waves and consists of an antenna, a readout capability, a reset button and a memory unit.
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A remote control for neurons

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 22:57
Scientists synthesized three-dimensional fuzzy graphene on a nanowire template to create a superior material for photothermally stimulating cells.
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Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 19:31
Technique paves the way for more energy efficient, 3D microprocessors.
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Theoretical breakthrough shows quantum fluids rotate by corkscrew mechanism

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 18:46
Scientists performed simulations of merging rotating superfluids, revealing a peculiar corkscrew-shaped mechanism that drives the fluids into rotation without the need for viscosity.
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Carbon nanotubes can make home refrigeration more accessible for low-income households

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 12:31
Researchers replaced widely-used, but environmentally unfriendly, R134a refrigerant with the more energy-efficient R600a. They dosed R600a with multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
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New stretchable, self-healing and illuminating electronic material for wearables and soft robots

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 12:16
Imagine a flexible digital screen that heals itself when it cracks, or a light-emitting robot that locates survivors in dark, dangerous environments or carries out farming and space exploration tasks. A novel material could turn these ideas into reality.
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Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 23:25
The advancement surpasses silicon and other mature technologies, and could help improve distances that electric cars, locomotives can travel.
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Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 23:07
Electrical engineers created a gallium oxide-based transistor that can handle more than 8,000 volts. The transistor could lead to smaller and more efficient electronic systems that control and convert electric power -- a field of study known as power electronics -- in electric cars, locomotives and airplanes. In turn, this could help improve how far these vehicles can travel.
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Researchers develop experimental rapid COVID-19 test using nanoparticle technique

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 23:06
Scientists have developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes. It uses a simple assay containing plasmonic gold nanoparticles to detect a color change when the virus is present.
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Researchers develop experimental rapid COVID-19 test using nanoparticle technique

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 17:50
Advanced nanotechnology provides 'naked eye' visual detection of virus in 10 minutes.
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Smart sponge could clean up oil spills

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 00:05
Researchers have developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water. It can absorb more than 30 times its weight and be reused many dozens of times.
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Nanopatterning electronic properties of twisted 2D semiconductors

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 22:43
Researchers have demonstrated that atomic lattices of slightly twisted 2D transition metal dichalcogenides undergo extensive lattice reconstruction, which can pattern their optoelectronic properties on nanometre length scale.
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Photonic crystals: 'even thin is functional'

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 16:59
It was always thought that photonic crystals should be thick and bulky to be functional. Scientists now discovered that even very thin 3D photonic band gap crystals are powerful devices to strongly control the flow of light.
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