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Movie technology inspires wearable nanogenerator unit that aims to harvest energy

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 07:56
Technology designed to advance self-powering devices such as consumer electronics and defense innovations.
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Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 01:34
Achievement can be applied to speed up quantum computers and design new quantum technological devices.
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Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 01:04
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase.
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Spontaneous spin polarization demonstrated in a two-dimensional material

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:50
Physicists have demonstrated spin alignment of free electrons within a two-dimensional material.
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A new way to watch atoms move in a single atomic sheet

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:41
X-ray laser snapshots give scientists a new tool for probing trillionths-of-a-second atomic motions in 2-D materials.
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Graphene and cobalt team up in new electromagnetic devices

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:34
Scientists recently discovered how, together, graphene and cobalt offer very relevant properties in the field of magnetism. They believe that this breakthrough could accelerate the development of new logic devices to store large amounts of data quickly and with reduced energy consumption.
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Researchers report new light-activated micro pump

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 23:27
Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the complex microfabrication techniques required to make them to the fact that there are limits on how small they can be. Researchers have announced a potential solution -- a laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump, capable of moving fluids in any direction without moving parts or electrical contacts.
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Driving water down nanohighways

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:13
Self-assembled channels in a polymer membrane could greatly enhance extraction of water from gases.
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Cells in a tight spot

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 03/09/2019 - 03:03
Migrating cells must overcome physical barriers such as tight pores in finely meshed tissues. A recent study by a team of biophysicists provides a new theory to describe how cells manoeuvre such confining environments.
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New method opens the way for cutting tools with longer lifetime

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 03/09/2019 - 02:52
Researchers have developed a theoretical model that enables simulations for showing what happens in hard cutting materials as they degrade. The model will enable manufacturing industry to save both time and money.
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Scientists take a deep dive into the imperfect world of 2D materials

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 03/09/2019 - 02:46
Team combines several nanoscale techniques to gain new insights on the effects of defects in a well-studied monolayer material.
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Listening to quantum radio

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 03/09/2019 - 02:37
Researchers have created a quantum circuit that enables them to listen to the weakest radio signal allowed by quantum mechanics. This new quantum circuit opens the door to possible future applications in areas such as radio astronomy and medicine (MRI).
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The moiré patterns of three layers change the electronic properties of graphene

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 19:22
Combining an atomically thin graphene and a boron nitride layer at a slightly rotated angle changes their electrical properties. Physicists have now shown for the first time the combination with a third layer can result in new material properties also in a three-layer sandwich of carbon and boron nitride. This significantly increases the number of potential synthetic materials.
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New method opens the way for cutting tools with longer lifetime

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 19:21
Researchers have developed a theoretical model that enables simulations for showing what happens in hard cutting materials as they degrade. The model will enable manufacturing industry to save both time and money.
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Process of adhesive wear simulated

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 17:05
Using high-performance computer simulations, researchers were able to observe how surface roughness changes when two materials rub together. Their findings, which provide insight into friction and wear mechanisms, have implications for areas ranging from engineering to the study of tectonic faults.
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Researchers simulate the process of adhesive wear

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 14:50
Using high-performance computer simulations, researchers were able to observe how surface roughness changes when two materials rub together. Their findings, which provide insight into friction and wear mechanisms, have implications for areas ranging from engineering to the study of tectonic faults.
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Super superlattices: The moire patterns of three layers change the electronic properties of graphene

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 14:41
Combining an atomically thin graphene and a boron nitride layer at a slightly rotated angle changes their electrical properties. Physicists have now shown for the first time the combination with a third layer can result in new material properties also in a three-layer sandwich of carbon and boron nitride.
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Graphene and silk combine to make self-healable, multifunctional electronic tattoos

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 09:11
Electronic tattoos (e-tattoos) are an extremely thin form of wearable electronics. They are lightweight and soft, which allows them to be intimately mounted on human skin for noninvasive, high-fidelity sensing. During the operation of e-tattoos, they are constantly exposed to external mechanical inputs such as bending, twisting, pressing, and cutting, which may cause mechanical damage and lead to malfunction. Now, researchers have demonstrated a self-healing silk e-tattoo that shows high sensitivity to multiple stimuli, including strain, humidity, and temperature based on a unique graphene, silk fibroin, Ca2+ combination.
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Design treatment of advanced metals producing better sculpting

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 03:20
New process targets improvements for defense, vehicles and health products.
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Fireflies, heart beats, and the science of sync

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:52
In lessons for nanomachines, physicists have discovered surprisingly complex states emerging out of simple synchronized networks.
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