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Physicists find first possible 3D quantum spin liquid

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:26
There?s no known way to prove a three-dimensional ?quantum spin liquid? exists, so physicists did the next best thing: They showed their single crystals of cerium zirconium pyrochlore had the right stuff to qualify as the first possible 3D version of the long-sought state of matter.
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2D perovskite materials found to have unique, conductive edge states

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:20
A new class of 2D perovskite materials with edges that are conductive like metals and cores that are insulating was found by researchers who said these unique properties have applications in solar cells and nanoelectronics.
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Artificial intelligence designs metamaterials used in invisibility cloaks

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:11
Researchers have developed a design with a higher degree of freedom which allows to choose materials and to design photonic structures arbitrarily by using Deep Learning.
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Curcumin halloysite nanoformulation with selective antimicrobial effects

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:26
Turmeric has a long history of usage in traditional medicine in India and China. Ancient Indians have known the medicinal properties of turmeric - i.e. curcumin - for several millennia. Researchers have now investigated the antibacterial effects of curcumin loaded into halloysite nanotubes and found that this nanoformulation drastically increased the life expectancy of nematodes infected by pathogenic bacteria. The most interesting finding here is the selective antimicrobial action of curcumin, which suppressed one bacterial species, while demonstrating no adverse effect on another.
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'Smart' metamaterial textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors by 1,000 times

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:13
Researchers have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to dynamically connect several wearable devices at once.
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DNA replication machinery captured at atom-level detail

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:42
Scientists reveal a crystal structure that illustrates a mechanism that powers and possibly starts DNA replication.
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Weyl fermions discovered in another class of materials

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:08
Up to now, Weyl fermions had only been found in certain non-magnetic materials. Now however, for the very first time, scientists have experimentally proved their existence in another type of material: a paramagnet with intrinsic slow magnetic fluctuations.
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Reversible electro-optical detector for environmental sensing of pollutants

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:55
Researchers have developed an easily-made coordination polymer as an acetonitrile chemical sensor with a simple electro-optical readout.
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New two-dimensional materials: from their behavior and quantum properties to their industrial applications

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:46
The NMAT2D-CM project will combine optics, theoretical physics and materials science to study 2D materials in order to develop devices for industrial applications.
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Novel nanoparticles deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell with much higher efficiency

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 23:19
Researchers have developed a significantly improved delivery mechanism for the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method in the liver. The delivery uses biodegradable synthetic lipid nanoparticles that carry the molecular editing tools into the cell to precisely alter the cells' genetic code with as much as 90 percent efficiency. The nanoparticles could help overcome technical hurdles to enable gene editing in a broad range of clinical therapeutic applications.
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Novel nanoparticles deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell with much higher efficiency

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 22:21
Researchers used lipid nanoparticles to deliver CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tools for potential treatment of hyperlipidemia.
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Device channels heat into light

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 21:33
Engineers have shown how their carbon nanotube films can be used to create a device to recycle waste heat. The device could enhance solar cell output and increase the efficiency of industrial waste-heat recovery.
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Possibilities of the biosimilar principle of learning are shown for a memristor-based neural network

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 18:22
Scientists demonstrate new prospects for using local learning rules based on memristors to solve artificial intelligence problems using complex spiking neural network architectures.
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Carbon nanotube films enable method to recycle waste heat

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 18:10
Scientists are designing arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel mid-infrared radiation (aka heat) and greatly raise the efficiency of solar energy systems.
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Researchers reveal new nanomechanical properties of diamonds mined from meteorite crater

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:59
Using a combination of experimental and theoretical methods, physicists proved that this kind of diamond is able to resist all-round compression more strongly than 'ideal' specimens.
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Strange warping geometry helps to push scientific boundaries

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:49
Researchers have built an electronic array on a microchip that simulates particle interactions in a hyperbolic plane, a geometric surface in which space curves away from itself at every point.
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Red wine may hold the key to wearable electronics

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:31
A team of scientists are seeking to kick-start a wearable technology revolution by creating flexible fibres and adding acids from red wine.
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Imaging molecules in different charge states

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:56
Researchers have been able to resolve with unprecedented resolution the structural changes of individual molecules upon charging, including porphine, the parent compound of porphyrins. This new understanding unlocks some of the mysteries of molecular charge-function relationships as it relates to how biology converts and transports energy.
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Sheaths drive powerful new artificial muscles

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 23:22
To form the new muscles, the research team applied a polymer coating to twisted CNT yarns, as well as to inexpensive nylon, silk and bamboo yarns, creating a sheath around the yarn core.
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Artificial 'muscles' achieve powerful pulling force

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 23:14
New system of contracting fibers could be a boon for biomedical devices and robotics.
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