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Engineers protect artifacts by graphene gilding

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 20:14
Inspired by ancient gilding processes, engineers have added a single layer of graphene on top of metal leaves, thereby doubling the protective quality of gilding against wear and tear.

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Carbon nanodots do an ultrafine job with in vitro lung tissue

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 19:45
Epidemiological studies have established a strong correlation between inhaling ultrafine particles from incomplete combustion and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Still, relatively little is known about the mechanisms behind how air particulates affect human health. New work seeks to provide the first model of how ultrafine carbon-based particles interact with the lung tissues. Researchers created a 3D lung cell model system to investigate how carbon-based combustion byproducts behave as they interact with human epithelial tissue.
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Breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 19:12
Engineers have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.

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Carbon nanodots do an ultrafine job with in vitro lung tissue

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 18:46
New work with carbon nanodots seeks to provide the first model of how ultrafine carbon-based particles interact with the lung tissues.

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How caged molecules 'rattle and sing'

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:59
A team of energy researchers has discovered that molecular motion can be predicted with high accuracy when confining molecules in small nanocages. Their theoretical method is suitable for screening millions of possible nanomaterials and could improve production of fuels and chemicals.
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A one-size-fits-all master equation could pave the way towards better design of 2D material electronics

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:40
By employing a rigorous theoretical analysis, researchers have developed a new theory to describe different variants of 2D-material-based Schottky diodes under a unifying framework.

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Scientists have discovered a novel color-generation mechanism in nature

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:31
Similar structures could one day be used for brighter cosmetics and better fibre optics.

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160 Page Catalog on Piezo Linear Motors, Rotation Stages, and Multi-Axis Motion Systems

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 00:06
PI's new comprehensive piezo motor solutions catalog covers a large number of linear, rotary, and multi-axis motion systems based on a variety of piezo motor types along with their appropriate controllers and drivers.

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Diamond dust enables low-cost, high-efficiency magnetic field detection

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:45
The technology could revolutionize how we measure the magnetic fields that flow through our electronics, our planet, and even our bodies.

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Novel nano material for quantum electronics

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:24
An international team has synthesized a novel nano material with electrical and magnetic properties making it suitable for future quantum computers and other applications in electronics.
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Graphene enables clock rates in the terahertz range

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 18:38
Scientists have now shown for the first time that graphene can actually convert electronic signals with frequencies in the gigahertz range - which correspond to today's clock rates - extremely efficiently into signals with several times higher frequency.

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Solar power: Golden sandwich could make the world more sustainable

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 17:35
Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods.
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Power of tiny vibrations could inspire novel heating devices

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 17:35
Ultra-fast vibrations can be used to heat tiny amounts of liquid, experts have found, in a discovery that could have a range of engineering applications.
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Researchers discover how caged molecules 'rattle and sing'

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:44
Breakthrough discovery could improve production of fuels and chemicals.

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First truly black solar modules roll off industrial production line

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 14:28
Joint European research and development team shows that black silicon with reflectance below 1% is ready for industrial solar panel production.

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Golden sandwich could make the world more sustainable

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:45
Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods.

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Researchers develop a solid material with mobile nanoparticles that react to the environment

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:39
A new 'active nanocomposite' is teeming with motion: small particles connect or separate, thus changing the color of the entire material.

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Novel cascadable magnetic majority gate that is based on magnetic tunneling junctions

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:28
For the first time, complete logic family have been implemented in very straightforward ways.

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Understanding origami in 2D materials

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:11
Researchers have been studying the folding of 2D materials at the level of single atomic sheets and discovered completely new bending behaviour which is forcing us to look again at how materials deform.

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Algorithm accurately predicts how electromagnetic waves and magnetic materials interact

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 10:03
Computational tool allows for the development of next-generation communications devices.

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