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Brain function partly replicated by nanomaterials

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:05
Researchers have created extremely dense, random SWNT/POM network molecular neuromorphic devices, generating spontaneous spikes similar to nerve impulses of neurons. They conducted simulation calculations of the random molecular network model complexed with POM molecules, which are able to store electric charges, replicating spikes generated from the random molecular network. They also demonstrated that this molecular model would very likely become a component of reservoir computing devices. Reservoir computing is anticipated as next-generation artificial intelligence.
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Electrical contact to molecules in semiconductor structures established for the first time

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:04
Electrical circuits are constantly being scaled down and extended with specific functions. A new method now allows electrical contact to be established with simple molecules on a conventional silicon chip. The technique promises to bring advances in sensor technology and medicine.
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Controlling the manufacture of stable aerogels

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:43
Researchers control the self-assembly of molecules to form an ultralight, porous gel.

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Quantum dot white LEDs achieve record efficiency

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:37
Novel approach to white LEDs could lead to more energy-efficient lighting.

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Electrical contact to molecules in semiconductor structures established for the first time

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:30
A new method allows electrical contact to be established with simple molecules on a conventional silicon chip. The technique promises to bring advances in sensor technology and medicine.

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Brain function partly replicated by nanotechnology materials

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:15
Molecular/carbon nanotube network devices enable artificial spiking neurons that mimic nerve impulse generation.

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

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:06
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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Smallest-ever magnetic vortexes mark step toward new digital memory

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:58
By twisting magnetism into record-small spirals, physicists are speeding efforts to turn the digital equivalent of memory lane into a memory racetrack that could save energy and space in next-generation electronics.

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The future of electronics is chemical

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:05
New research reveals how we can make electronic devices 10 times smaller, and use molecules to build electronic circuits instead.

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Hot nanoparticles produce giant and explosive bubbles

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:00
When gold nano particles in water are illuminated by a laser, they get very hot: well above the boiling point of water. The formation of vapour bubbles caused by this, is well-known. New experiments, however, using a very high speed camera, now show that before this, a bubble is formed that is much larger and, subsequently, explodes violently.

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Magnetic vortices: Two independent magnetic skyrmion phases discovered in a single material

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:52
For the first time, a team of researchers have discovered two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material.

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Graphene smart membranes can control water

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 20:09
Researchers have achieved a long-sought-after objective of electrically controlling water flow through membranes.

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Ultracold atoms and ultrafast lasers: Scientists combine experimental expertise

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 19:45
Scientists have united the two research fields and succeeded in observing the emergence of ions in ultracold atoms.

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Cost-cutting option in treating nail fungus with nanotechnology

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:57
Researchers have investigated the use of nanotechnology to improve efinaconazole treatment and make it more cost effective.
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Wall of sound

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:43
Scientists have been using sound to levitate small objects for 30 years, but researchers have improved upon this container-free approach. They have found a way to enable experiments that use less material, decreasing costs and opening the door to new research.

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Researchers couple artificial atom to acoustic resonator

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:35
This allows the familiar effects of quantum optics to be studied on acoustic waves and enables an alternative approach to quantum computer design, which is based on acoustics and could make quantum computers more stable and compact.

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Using light for next-generation data storage

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:31
Tiny, nano-sized crystals of salt encoded with data using light from a laser could be the next data storage technology of choice, following new research.
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Bubbles and whispers - glass bubbles boost nanoparticle detection

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:22
New technology is literally shedding light on some of the smallest particles to detect their presence - and it's made from tiny glass bubbles.

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Treating nail fungus with nanotechnology

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:23
Scientists studied the potential use of nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles to improve onychomycosis treatment.

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On the path to new high-performance transistors

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:35
X-rays aid better understanding of electron mobility in a modern transistor.

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