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Brilliant glow of paint-on semiconductors comes from ornate quantum physics

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:04
Next-generation semiconducting materials are on the horizon, and in a new study, researchers have uncovered eccentric physics behind their potential to transform lighting technology and photovoltaics yet again.

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Pore size influences nature of complex nanostructures

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:18
In new research that could help inform development of new materials, chemists have found that the empty space ('pores') present in two-dimensional molecular building blocks fundamentally changes the strength of these van der Waals forces, and can potentially alter the assembly of sophisticated nanostructures.

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New Brochure explains Nanopositioning Mechanisms for High Resolution Microscopy Applications

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 21:55
Most types of super resolution microscopes, atomic force microscopes or electron beam microscopes rely on nanopositioning mechanisms to improve resolution, focusing speed, and stability.

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DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 20:35
Using DNA origami -- DNA-based design of precise nanostructures -- scientists have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest bond to antibodies in the immune system. The study may be of significance to the development of vaccines and immunotherapy used in cancer.
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Bioinspired nanoscale drug delivery method

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 20:01
Researchers have developed a novel way to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale without causing toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts.

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Discovery of single atom structure leads to more efficient catalyst

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:56
Scientists have identified the structure of iridium single-atom catalysts for carbon monoxide oxidation. The identification of the structure and reaction mechanism will help in the design of better and more cost-efficient catalysts.

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Researchers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:48
Theoretical analysis distinguishes observed 'holes' from the huge list of hypothetically possible ones.

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DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:37
Using DNA origami - DNA-based design of precise nanostructures - scientists have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest bond to antibodies in the immune system.

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Scientists coax proteins to form synthetic structures with method that mimics nature

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:23
Biologists have invented a way to build synthetic structures from proteins, and just as in nature, the method is simple and could be used for a variety of purposes.

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New immune system understanding may lead to safer nanomedicines

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:18
A new study describes an important step in the activation of the immune system against nanoparticles. The finding may allow researchers and eventually doctors to cloak nanoparticles against the immune system, allowing these particles to go about their therapeutic business.

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Scientists develop promising new type of polymers

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:05
S-PPV polymers are suitable for use in a wide range of applications, from solar cells through to medicine but, until recently, they were almost impossible to produce.

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Next generation photonic memory devices are light-written, ultrafast and energy efficient

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:01
Scientists have developed a hybrid technology, which shows the advantages of both light and magnetic hard drives.

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5000 times faster than a computer - interatomic light rectifier generates directed electric currents

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 17:21
Researchers have now generated directed currents at terahertz (THz) frequencies, much higher than the clock rates of current electronics. They show that electronic charge transfer between neighboring atoms in the crystal lattice represents the underlying mechanism.

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Scientists develop a new method to revolutionize graphene printed electronics

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 19:11
Researchers have found a brand new low-cost method for producing graphene printed electronics which significantly speeds up and reduces the cost of conductive graphene inks.

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Scientists discover new ways to twist and shift light

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 19:06
Researchers have revealed unusual qualities in light that could lead the way to entirely new electronic devices and applications.

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Powerful microscope captures first image of nanoscaffold that promotes cell movement

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 18:56
Discovery could yield insights into cancer metastasis, wound healing, organ development and more cell-motility-related conditions.

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Powerful microscope captures first image of nanoscaffold that promotes cell movement

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 18:51
Using one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, scientists have identified a dense, dynamic and disorganized actin filament nanoscaffold -- resembling a haystack -- that is induced in response to a molecular signal. This is the first time researchers have directly visualized, at the molecular level, a structure that is triggered in response to a cellular signal -- a key finding that expands our understanding of how cells move.
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Elucidating the atomic mechanism of superlubricity

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:06
The phenomenon of so-called superlubricity is known, but so far the explanation at the atomic level has been missing: for example, how does extremely low friction occur in bearings?

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Oxygen migration at the heterostructure interface

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:34
Physicists have developed a methodology to control the electromigration of oxygen atoms in the buried interfaces of complex oxide materials for constructing high mobility oxide heterostructures.

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More stable light comes from intentionally 'squashed' quantum dots

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:29
Exploiting new 'strain engineering' approach produces highly stable, narrow linewidth light from individual quantum dots.

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