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Swiss researchers boost efficiency of flexible solar cells to new world record - Record efficiency of 18.7% for flexible CIGS solar cells on plastics

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
To make solar electricity affordable on a large scale, scientists and engineers worldwide have long been trying to develop a low-cost solar cell, which is both highly efficient and easy to manufacture with high throughput.
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Evidence for Graphene-Sheet-Driven Superconducting State in Graphite Intercalation Compounds

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
Graphite intercalation compounds (GICs) are formed by the insertion of arrays of guest species between the layered sheets of the graphite host. This can greatly modify the electronic properties of the graphite and can lead to interesting phenomena, for example, superconductivity.
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Experiments Settle Long-Standing Debate about Mysterious Array Formations in Nanofilms

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have conducted experiments confirming which of three possible mechanisms is responsible for the spontaneous formation of three-dimensional (3-D) pillar arrays in nanofilms (polymer films that are billionths of a meter thick).
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"Critical baby step" taken for spying life on a molecular scale

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
The ability to image single biological molecules in a living cell is something that has long eluded researchers; however, a novel technique, using the structure of diamond, may well be able to do this and potentially provide a tool for diagnosing, and eventually developing a treatment for, hard-to-cure diseases such as cancer
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Researchers create nanopatch for the heart

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
Engineers at Brown University and in India have a promising new approach to treating heart-attack victims. The researchers created a nanopatch with carbon nanofibers and a polymer.
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UI study: Carbon black nanoparticles activate immune cells, causing cell death

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
Researchers from the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine have found that inhaled carbon black nanoparticles create a double source of inflammation in the lungs.
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Seeing an atomic thickness

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
Scientists from NPL, in collaboration with Linköping University, Sweden, have shown that regions of graphene of different thickness can be easily identified in ambient conditions using Electrostatic Force Microscopy (EFM).
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First-ever sub-nanoscale snapshots of renegade protein in Huntington's Disease

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
Bio-SANS probes "disease-relevant" peptide at tenths of billionths of a meter
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Nanoparticles help scientists harvest light with solar fuels

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
The humble alga, hated by boaters and pool owners, may someday help provide us with the raw machinery to power our appliances.
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UCF Researcher Gets Global Attention, Cash

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
A UCF scientist specializing in nanotechnology has earned a national award and is a contender for a new kind of 'Nobel Prize' for sustainability.
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Miracle Material

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
Two-dimensional graphene may lead to faster electronics, stronger spacecraft and much more.
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FUJIFILM Joins SEMATECH’s Resist Center for Advanced EUV Resist Development at UAlbany NanoCollege

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
As a resist member of SEMATECH’s lithography program, FUJIFILM will collaborate with SEMATECH engineers on critical resist issues in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.
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Luna Innovations and Hansen Medical Expand Development Work

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
Luna and Hansen will continue to integrate shape sensing technology and medical robotics
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IBM and SARA Sign Collaboration Agreement on Petascale Computing

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
Hundreds of scientists in the Netherlands make use of the national supercomputing facility Huygens at SARA to tackle important scientific and societal challenges like climate change, water management, improvement of medical care, nanotechnology and green energy.
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UT physicist accelerates simulations of thin film growth

NanoTechWire - 1 hour 32 min ago
A Toledo, Ohio, physicist has implemented a new mathematical approach that accelerates some complex computer calculations used to simulate the formation of micro-thin materials.
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Physicists gain new insights into nanosystems with spherical confinement

NanoWerk.com - 3 hours 6 min ago
Theoretical physicists have used computer simulations to study the arrangement of stiff polymers in spherical cavities. These confined systems play an important role for a wide range of applications, such as the fabrication of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery and for tailored nanomaterials.

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Compact Brillouin devices through hybrid integration on silicon

NanoWerk.com - 4 hours 59 min ago
Researchers demonstrate a range of unique capabilities in optical and microwave signal processing and generation have been demonstrated using stimulated Brillouin scattering.

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Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories

NanoWerk.com - 5 hours 5 min ago
A new methodology to study resistive switching memories, based on the combination of ionic liquid gating experiments plus conductive atomic force microscopy.

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A hybrid nanoporous material to spot organic contaminants in the atmosphere

NanoWerk.com - 5 hours 50 min ago
Chemists have obtained a type of hybrid material made up of organic and inorganic components and which is highly porous, a feature of interest for industrial sectors such as the pharmaceutical, automotive and electronic sectors.

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Nanotechnology for neural interfaces

NanoWerk.com - 6 hours 10 min ago
Neural interfaces establish direct communication between the central nervous system (CNS) and a sovereign, man-made digital system. This technology is perhaps the most important advance in the study and treatment of the brain is the development of the neural interface. Nanotechnology fabrication methods can overcome the limitations of existing interface devices by producing electrodes with an extremely high surface to volume ratio, i.e., more probe units within the same volume, resulting in unprecedented specificity.

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