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Graphene boosts GHz signals into terahertz territory

NanoWerk.com - 4 hours 11 min ago
Graphene can generate clock speeds that transcend today?s GHz limitations.

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Solution for next generation nanotransistor chips comes out of thin air

NanoWerk.com - 4 hours 22 min ago
The secret ingredient for the next generation of more powerful electronics could be air, according to new research.

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Adapting continuous flow processing to complex nanomaterials to reduce manufacturing costs

NanoWerk.com - 4 hours 27 min ago
The Advanced Synthesis in Continuous Flow Reactor program applies powerful analysis and characterization tools to understand processes at the atomic level to advance manufacturing of fine chemicals and nanosized materials.

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Magnetic topological insulator makes its own magnetic field

NanoWerk.com - 6 hours 43 min ago
Physicists have found the first evidence of a two-dimensional material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field.

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A microneedle contact lens patch to treat eye disease

NanoWerk.com - 10 hours 4 min ago
Scientists have developed a contact lens patch with microneedles that could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

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Atomic scale, 2D electronic kagome lattice promises energy efficient devices, quantum computers

NanoWerk.com - 10 hours 13 min ago
Scientists have successfully created an atomic scale, two-dimensional electronic kagome lattice with potential applications in electronics and quantum computing.

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Researchers study the reactions taking place in two-layer thin metal films

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:46
Scientists obtained thin copper/gold and iron/palladium films and studied the reactions that take place in them upon heating. Knowing these processes, scientists will be able to improve the properties of materials currently used in microelectronics.

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The Coulomb interaction in van der Waals heterostructures

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:40
Recent research has unraveled the evolution of electronic structures of a set of vdW heterostructures under an applied vertical electric field.

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Scientists produce 3D nanoscale chemical maps of single bacteria

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:33
Researchers used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3-D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria's chemical composition with unparalleled spatial resolution.

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Smart data enhances atomic force microscopy

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:26
It remains a daunting challenge to draw clear mechanistic insights from brute force data analytics in AFM. Scientists now demonstrate an innovative approach to address this difficulty.

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New materials: Growing polymer pelts

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:53
Vapor deposition of a liquid crystal layer with reactive molecules provides customized nanofibers for different applications.

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Metallic nano-particles light up another path towards eco-friendly catalysts

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:22
Platinum clusters consisting 19 atoms perform 50 times higher catalytic activity.

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Self-sensing materials are here

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:15
Next-generation composites may monitor their own structural health.

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Metallic nanoparticles light up another path towards eco-friendly catalysts

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:49
Scientists have produced subnano-sized metallic particles that are very effective as catalysts for the oxidation of hydrocarbons. These catalysts can be as much as 50 times more effective than well-known Au-Pd bimetallic nanocatalysts.
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'Smart skin' simplifies spotting strain in structures

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:49
A 'smart skin' employs the unique fluorescent characteristics of carbon nanotubes to quickly assess strain in materials. The method is intended for aircraft, spacecraft and critical infrastructures in which mechanical strain needs to be monitored.
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Nanofiber carpet could mimic gecko feet, polar bear fur

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:02
A new technique that mimics biological nanofiber arrays can grow chain-like molecules into 3D nanostructures.

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Nanofiber carpet could lead to new sticky or insulating surfaces

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 23:49
Inspired by the extraordinary characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could bring us coatings that are sticky, repellent, insulating or light emitting, among other possibilities.
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Nanoparticle cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor's 'address'

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:00
Improved drug delivery method is aimed at making chemotherapy easier to help treat people with various tumors.

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Fullerene compounds made simulation-ready

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:54
Hollow football-shaped carbon structures, called fullerenes, have applications in areas ranging from artificial photosynthesis and nonlinear optics, to the production of photoactive films and nanostructures. Scientists have now developed a method that can be used for future simulations of fullerene complexes and thus help understand their characteristics.
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Electronic skin points the way north

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:46
Researchers have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed to human skin to create a bionic analog of a compass. This might not only help people with orientation issues, but also facilitate interaction with objects in virtual and augmented reality.

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