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Astonishing time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells set

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:17
Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency.
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Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:30
2-D semiconductor gallium selenide in encapsulated nanoelectronic devices.

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Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time, study suggests

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:03
While football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have struggled to create technology to accurately measure them in real time. Engineers have now developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test the impact and power of hits.
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Four elements make 2-D optical platform

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:53
Scientists have discovered a two-dimensional alloy with an optical bandgap that can be tuned by the temperature used to grow it.

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Stable magnetic bit of three atoms

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:01
Scientists have experimentally realized a ferromagnetic particle composed of only three iron atoms which can serve as a bit for the magnetic storage of information.

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Rapid imaging of granular matter

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:07
Researchers have developed a method by which pictures of the inside of granular systems can be taken ten thousand times faster than before.

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Stopping problem ice - by cracking it

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:27
By manipulating substructures in a special silicone coating, researchers have reduced the ability of ice to stick to a surface to record lows.

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New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:47
An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.
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World's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:17
Scientists have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.
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Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve welding problem using nanoparticles

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:25
Engineers have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys.

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Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:19
A new study describes an innovative method to make stacks of semiconductors just a few atoms thick.

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Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:13
The nanorobots can be programmed to move and build molecular cargo, using a tiny robotic arm.

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Laser-free method of Ion cooling has range of potential uses

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:58
Scientists have developed a new universal method for cooling ions.

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Straining the memory: Prototype strain engineered materials are the future of data storage

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:52
Researchers have nano-engineered a superlattice data storage material. Data is recorded at the interfaces of the superlattice layers.

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Straining the memory: Prototype strain engineered materials are the future of data storage

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:34
Researchers have strain-engineered a data storage material to store data by exploiting a process of avalanche atomic switching. Memory cells using this material substantially outperform state-of-the-art phase change memory devices.
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Getting to the heart of the matter: Nanogels for heart attack patients

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:00
Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death around the world, but treatment options are limited. Now, one group reports that encapsulating stem cells in a nanogel could help repair damage to the heart.
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New microscope technology provides a detailed look at structure and composition of materials

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:18
A new camera technology is enabling electron microscopes to present a clearer, more complete and detailed look at their featured presentation.

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Researchers make a carbon nanofiber supercapacitor (without the flammable ingredients)

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:10
This new design for a new supercapacitor, which looks something like a furry sponge infused with gelatin, offers a unique alternative to the flammable electrolyte solution that is a common component in these devices.

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Nanoscale 'printing' allows display of two colors per pixel

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:56
Engineers have developed nanoscale plasmonic colour filters that display different colours depending on the orientation of the light which hits it.

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Nanogel-encapsulated stem cells for heart attack patients

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:17
Researchers report that encapsulating stem cells in a nanogel could help repair damage to the heart.

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