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Nano-sandwiching improves heat transfer, prevents overheating in nanoelectronics

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 22:44
Sandwiching two-dimensional materials used in nanoelectronic devices between their three-dimensional silicon bases and an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide can significantly reduce the risk of component failure due to overheating, according to a new study published in the journal of Advanced Materials led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering.
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Quantum-level control of an exotic topological quantum magnet

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 21:35
Physicists have discovered a novel quantum state of matter whose symmetry can be manipulated at will by an external magnetic field. The methods demonstrated in a series of experiments could be useful for exploring materials for next-generation nano- or quantum technologies.
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Detecting hydrogen using the extraordinary hall effect in cobalt-palladium thin films

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 20:52
Researchers have conducted the first systematic study of hydrogen detection through Extraordinary Hall Effect in CoPd alloy thin films. The technique could improve hydrogen's safety and efficiency as a clean energy source.

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A wearable device for regrowing hair

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 20:46
Researchers have developed a flexible, wearable photostimulator that speeds up hair growth in mice.

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Scientists discover a 'tuneable' novel quantum state of matter

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 20:38
Scientists demonstrate quantum-level control of an exotic topological quantum magnet.

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A wearable device for regrowing hair

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 19:18
Although some people embrace the saying 'bald is beautiful,' for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. Some studies have shown that stimulating the skin with lasers can help regrow hair, but the equipment is often large, consumes lots of energy and is difficult to use in daily life. Now, researchers have developed a flexible, wearable photostimulator that speeds up hair growth in mice.
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A trick of the light

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 17:10
Researchers are using nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation produced in high-energy physics experiments.
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Researchers speed up 3D-printing with nanodiamonds

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:19
Researchers have developed a plastic material suitable for consumer and industrial use, enabling faster 3D printing and improving the mechanical durability of the printouts.

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Probing individual edge states with unprecedented precision

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:10
A new technique makes it possible to obtain an individual fingerprint of the current-carrying edge states occurring in novel materials such as topological insulators or 2D materials.

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How medicine literally gets under your skin with nanocontainers

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:04
Researchers are developing nano-containers for therapeutic agents that can be controlled by light.

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Bismuth shows novel conducting properties

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:55
New work establishes bismuth as a higher-order topological insulator and opens the way to identify new ones.

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Predicting diffusion data

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 09:46
A high-throughput computer model predicts diffusion data for the transport of light elements within solids.

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Stepping up water splitting with nanostructured cobalt phosphides

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 09:42
Cheap and accessible cobalt-based catalysts could fast-track the industrial-scale production of hydrogen from water.

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Another step closer to tunable liquids

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 09:37
By investigating the influence of electric fields on liquids, scientists could develop a new technique for controlling their friction and adhesive properties.

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Shrinking semiconductor lasers to the nanoscale

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 09:32
An ultracompact laser has been made using semiconductor nanoscale columns.

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Bringing the power of nanotechnology to particle physics

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 23:43
Researchers are using nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation produced in high-energy physics experiments.

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New nanoparticles wait to release drugs, target infection

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 21:21
Current research shows stimuli-responsive nanoparticles can specifically target infections to simultaneously prevent the spread of bacteria and reduce the inflammation it causes. These microscopic particles are loaded with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agents which are released when the particles encounter infection in the body. Researchers in the lab of Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Zhenjia Wang are looking for a new way to fight sepsis, a systemic inflammatory response that can cause organ failure.
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Engineers protect artifacts by graphene gilding

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 21:20
Gilding is the process of coating intricate artifacts with precious metals. Ancient Egyptians and Chinese coated their sculptures with thin metal films using gilding. Scientists inspired by this ancient process, have added a single layer of carbon atoms, known as graphene, on top of metal leaves -- doubling the protective quality of gilding against wear and tear.
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New nanoparticles wait to release drugs, target infection

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 21:15
A novel way to fight sepsis.

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Magnetization in small components can now be filmed in the laboratory

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 20:50
Technique for imaging magnetization dynamics developed in a joint project.

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