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'Smart skin' simplifies spotting strain in structures

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:37
Thanks to one peculiar characteristic of carbon nanotubes, engineers will soon be able to measure the accumulated strain in an airplane, a bridge or a pipeline - or just about anything - over the entire surface or down to microscopic levels.

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New 'Quantum Sorter' provides information on demand at the atomic scale

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 18:04
Radical techniques in electron microscopy could revolutionise studies in physics, biochemistry, materials and more.

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EU US Roadmap Nanoinformatics 2030

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:51
Scientists with different scientific backgrounds, working in the field of nanotechnology, have cooperated with the main objective to provide as broad an overview as possible about the young and rapidly evolving field of nanoinformatics.

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Silica paradox - scientists find a material that breaks modern chemistry laws

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:20
Scientists discovered 'impossible' modifications of silica coesite-IV and coesite-V - i.e., materials that are not supposed to exist.

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New hyperbolic metamaterial allows greater flexibility of manipulating light-matter interactions at the nanoscale

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:19
Researchers have developed a version of a hyperbolical metamaterial in colloidal form. They may find applications in plasmon?enhanced spectroscopy, nanolasers, design of nonlinear phenomena, photothermal conversions, and hot?electron generation.

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Next gen batteries possible with engineering breakthrough

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:54
Dramatically longer lasting, faster charging, and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible thanks to a three-dimensional cross-linked polymer sponge that attaches to the metal plating of a battery anode.

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Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:03
Researchers combine epoxy with a tough graphene foam and carbon nanotube scaffold to build a resilient composite that's tougher and as conductive as other compounds but as light as pure epoxy.
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When electric fields make spins swirl

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:40
Scientists have reported the discovery of small and ferroelectrically tunable skyrmions. Published in Nature Materials, this work introduces new compelling advantages that bring skyrmion research a step closer to application.
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Nanotubes built from protein crystals: Breakthrough in biomolecular engineering

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:40
Researchers at Tokyo Tech have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate the development of artificial enzymes, nano-sized carriers and delivery systems for a host of biomedical and biotechnological applications.
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Scientists engineer a functional optical lens out of 2D materials

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:40
Scientists have constructed functional metalenses that are one-tenth to one-half the thickness of the wavelengths of light that they focus. Their metalenses, which were constructed out of layered 2D materials, were as thin as 190 nanometers -- less than 1/100,000ths of an inch thick.
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Physicists discover a new way of resonance tuning for nonlinear optics

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:56
A research team has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells 'meta-atoms'. Asymmetry of meta-atoms results in high-quality (high Q) resonances in the transmittance spectra of metasurfaces.

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Thermal nanotransistor can conduct heat away from electronic components

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:42
A new thermal transistor could help conduct heat away from delicate electronic components and also insulate them against chip and circuit failure.

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Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:37
Scientists combine graphene foam, epoxy into tough, conductive composite.

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The slower they turn, the brighter they glow

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:55
Scientists have discovered that by combining copper with organic molecules, they can create metal complexes that exhibit photoluminescence. What?s more, by varying the sizes of those organic molecules, they can control the brightness of the emitted light.

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When electric fields make spins swirl

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:20
Researchers report the discovery of small and ferroelectrically tunable skyrmions. This work introduces new compelling advantages that bring skyrmion research a step closer to application.

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Nanotubes built from protein crystals: Breakthrough in biomolecular engineering

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:11
Scientists have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate the development of artificial enzymes, nano-sized carriers and delivery systems for a host of biomedical and biotechnological applications.

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Scientists engineer a functional optical lens out of 2D materials

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:03
Researchers announced that they have constructed functional metalenses that are one-tenth to one-half the thickness of the wavelengths of light that they focus. Their metalenses, which were constructed out of layered 2D materials, were as thin as 190 nanometers.

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Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nano particles decoded

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:51
A research team discovers atomic-level processes which can provide new approaches to improving material properties.
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Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nanoparticles decoded

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:13
Aluminium alloys have unique material properties and are indispensable materials in aircraft manufacturing and space technology. With the help of high-resolution electron tomography, researchers have for the first time been able to decode mechanisms crucial for understanding these properties.

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Structure of fossil-fuel source rocks is finally decoded

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 23:18
A team of researchers has taken the first three-dimensional images of kerogen's internal structure, with a level of detail more than 50 times greater than has been previously achieved. The images should allow more accurate predictions of how much oil or gas can be recovered from any given formation.
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