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In borophene, boundaries are no barrier

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:38
Researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains.

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Researchers show how to directly observe quantum spin effects

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:32
Scientists have discovered a new way to closely look at the electronic quantum behaviour of materials, giving a deeper understanding of how they could be used for future quantum computing applications.

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An atom-thick graphene membrane for industrial gas separation

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:04
Chemical engineers have demonstrated for the first time that an atom-thick graphene membrane can separate gas mixtures with a high-efficiency.

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Folding graphene significantly enhances mechanical performance

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:07
A research team succeeded in folding an A5-sized, 400nm polycarbonate film in half 12 times.

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High-tech dentures: Fighting bacteria with nanotechnology

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:32
Researchers optimize dentures with nanostructured surfaces.

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Polymeric nanoparticles improve delivery of therapeutic messenger RNA

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:58
Polymeric nanoparticles can efficiently administer mRNA to cells of the lungs, liver, and other organs.

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Light, finely sliced

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:47
A triple bend structure splits light into its two polarization components with unprecedented purity.

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Brighter microscopy using built-in nanobulbs

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:42
Hybrid nanoparticle can attach to microscope tips and light up objects too tiny to see with typical optical beams.

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A silicon-nanoparticle photonic waveguide

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:36
A line of silicon nanoparticles can transport light efficiently on small scales.

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Nano-kirigami: 'Paper-cut' provides model for 3D intelligent nanofabrication

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:35
Researchers have recently formed an international team to apply kirigami techniques to advanced 3D nanofabrication.

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Graphene - slippery when dry

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:24
Scientists have been working for years to replace oil with solid lubricants such as graphene, which is a cheaper and more efficient substitute, one that lasts significantly longer.

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A mechanical way to make light go one way only at nanoscales

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:19
This the first of its kind optical 'isolator', which might prove useful in quantum computing and optical computing, where you want to precisely control the direction and 'size' of the light signals that move from chip to chip and carry the information of the computational process.

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Graphene could be key to controlling water evaporation

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:57
Graphene coatings may offer the ability to control the water evaporation process from various surfaces, according to new research.

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Research finds new molecular structures in boron-based nanoclusters

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:50
Researchers have shown that nanoclusters made from boron and lanthanide elements form highly stable and symmetric structures with interesting magnetic properties.

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New molecular structures in boron-based nanoclusters

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:34
Researchers have shown that clusters of boron and lanthanide atoms form interesting 'inverse sandwich' structures that could be useful as molecular magnets.
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Quantum dot white LEDs achieve record efficiency

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 19:45
Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt.
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How gold nanoparticles could improve solar energy storage

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 19:45
Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods - opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that could boost renewable energy use and combat climate change, according to researchers.
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How gold nanoparticles could improve solar energy storage

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 19:34
Study opens door to broader use of sunlight and advanced materials to combat climate change.

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Scientists create nano-size packets of genetic code aimed at brain cancer 'seed' cells

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:05
In a 'proof of concept' study, scientists say they have successfully delivered nano-size packets of genetic code called microRNAs to treat human brain tumors implanted in mice. The contents of the super-small containers were designed to target cancer stem cells, a kind of cellular 'seed' that produces countless progeny and is a relentless barrier to ridding the brain of malignant cells.
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Using coal waste to create sustainable concrete

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:05
Researchers have created a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete using coal fly ash, a waste product of coal-based electricity generation.
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