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Controlling the shape-shifting skeletons of cells

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:59
In studying the dynamic skeletons that cells use to move, researchers develop a new tool for manipulating chemistry and biology.
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Innovative technique to synthesise advanced graphene-based nanocomposites

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:50
Green and straightforward process for the synthesis of graphene-based nanomaterials.
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Making chiral structures from achiral building blocks

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:41
Triangular molecules on a silver surface can form different chiral structures depending on how densely they are placed on the surface.
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The world's smallest stent

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 18:01
Researchers have developed a new method for producing malleable microstructures - for instance, vascular stents that are 40 times smaller than previously possible. In the future, such stents could be used to help to widen life-threatening constrictions of the urinary tract in foetuses in the womb.
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New sensor uses microwaves to determine real-time ice accumulation

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 16:47
A new sensor, that can detect ice accumulation in real-time, might be a game-changer when it comes to airline safety and efficiency.
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Neural networks will help manufacture carbon nanotubes

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 16:39
A team of scientists propose a neural-network-based method for monitoring the growth of carbon nanotubes, preparing the ground for a new generation of sophisticated electronic devices.
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New design strategy brightens up the future of perovskite-based light-emitting diodes

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:35
Scientists discover a new strategy to design incredibly efficient perovskite-based LEDs with record-setting brightness by leveraging the quantum confinement effect.
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Designing a light-trapping, color-converting crystal

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 22:55
A recipe for creating a microscopic crystal structure that can hold two wavelengths of light at once is a step toward faster telecommunications and quantum computers.
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Spinning towards robust microwave generation on the nano scale

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 18:56
Many physicists have attempted to produce reliable macroscale microwave fields by combining nanoscale spin-torque oscillators, but so far without success. Physicists have now theoretically demonstrated why connecting these devices in series is doomed to fail.
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Calcium: Good for bones, good for cultural conservation

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 17:56
When it comes to cultural heritage sites, there are few things historians wouldn't do to preserve them for future generations. In particular, stone buildings and sculptures made of plaster and marble are increasingly at risk of damage from air pollution, acid rain and other factors. Researchers now report a new, calcium-based conservation treatment inspired by nature that overcomes many drawbacks of currently used methods. 
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Gold glue really does bond nanocages, 'contradicting' logic

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 17:12
Researchers confirmed the existence of 'gold glue': bonds involving gold atoms, capable of permanently bonding protein rings. Skilfully used by an international team of scientists, the bonds have made it possible to construct molecular nanocages with a structure so far unparalleled in nature or even in mathematics.
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Tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 16:37
Researchers have developed biodegradable microresonators that can be heated locally with a wireless system. Doctors could soon be using them in implants to control the release of painkillers within tissue.
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A 'switch' that regulates traffic across blood vessels

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 16:29
Scientists have discovered a control mechanism that regulates the traffic of cells and substances across blood vessels. This effect can have significant impact on cancer metastasis.
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Cellulose nanofibers to improve the sensitivity of lateral flow tests

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 16:22
Researchers have carried out a research to enhance the sensitivity of lateral flow tests. They have proposed to include cellulose nanofibers in the test area, which has produced an average increase of 36.6 % of the colorimetric signal on positive tests.
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New synthesis method opens up possibilities for organic electronics

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:31
Scientists modify a previous synthesis method to create a new semiconducting polymer with remarkable properties which could be used in organic electronic devices such as thin film transistors.
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Polymer encapsulation shields perovskite nanocrystals from degradation

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:15
Due to their fascinating optoelectronic properties, halide perovskites have attracted tremendous research interest as promising materials for photovoltaics, photodetectors, LEDs, and lasers. Researchers report report a strategy to synthesize perovskite nanocrystals using diblock copolymer micelles as a growth template. This work constitutes a new approach for synthesizing perovskite nanocrystals of controllable size and composition with vastly improved resistance to halide ion migration and environmentally induced degradation.
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Striped glow sticks

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 19:27
Heterostructure crystals could light the way to optical circuits.
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Scientists create the world's thinnest gold

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 16:33
Scientists have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick -- the thinnest unsupported gold ever created.
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A modified device fabrication process achieves enhanced spin transport in graphene

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 15:40
Researchers have proposed a modified graphene-based nanodevice fabrication technique that has increased up to three times the spin lifetime and relaxation length compared to previous work of the same kind.
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The world's thinnest gold sheet is just two atoms thick

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 15:29
Scientists have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick - the thinnest unsupported gold ever created.
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