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Chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:53
Chemists have developed a new method to produce graphene nanoribbons, which are widely viewed as a next-generation material that might one day power the world's electronic devices.
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Graphene-edge tweezers pick up biomolecules with speed

Nanotechweb.org - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:19
Devices might be used to make handheld disease diagnostic systems and to study the biophysics of single molecules.
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Solar cells with a quantum shift

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:44
A quantum-mechanical way of generating photocurrents may help solar devices overcome existing inefficiencies.

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Developing advanced graphene materials for industry

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:33
Research and development around new applications and industries based on the advanced material graphene is the focus of a new Graphene Research Hub being launched at the University of Adelaide today.

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Device makes power conversion more efficient

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:27
New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid.

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Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:23
Engineers have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they're at home or on the go.

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Brittle starfish shows how to make tough ceramics

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 23:18
Nature inspires innovation. An international team of scientists has discovered how a brittle star can create material like tempered glass underwater. The findings may open new bio-inspired routes for toughening brittle ceramics in various applications that span from optical lenses to automotive turbochargers and even biomaterial implants.
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Scientist's accidental exhale leads to improved DNA detector

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:35
Researchers have developed a novel nanoscale device for detecting DNA biomarkers. The device preconfines translocating molecules using an ultrathin nanoporous silicon nitride membrane separated from a single sensing nanopore by a nanoscale cavity.

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Novel lenses enable X-ray microscopy with record nanometer resolution

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:46
Scientists generate X-ray focus below 10 nanometers diameter.

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A stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:38
New microbial fuel cell could be integrated into wearable electronics.

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Novel lenses enable X-ray microscopy with record resolution

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:25
Scientists have developed novel lenses that enable X-ray microscopy with record resolution in the nanometer regime. Using new materials, the research team has perfected the design of specialized X-ray optics and achieved a focus spot size with a diameter of less than 10 nanometers. The researchers successfully used their lenses to image samples of marine plankton.
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Atomic-scale imaging achieves attosecond resolution

Nanotechweb.org - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:05
A novel electron microscopy technique allows for picometer-scale imaging of materials with unprecedented time resolution.
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Drug-loaded nanoparticles home in on endometrial cancer’s 'Achilles heel'

Nanotechweb.org - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:47
New therapeutic technique might be readily translated to the clinic.
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Narrow glass threads synchronize the light emissions of distant atoms

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:11
Scientists show that nanofibers can provide a link between far-flung atoms, serving as a light bridge between them. The new technique could eventually provide secure communication channels between distant atoms, molecules or even quantum dots.

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Strongly anisotropic spin relaxation observed in graphene when interfaced with transition metal dichalcogenides

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:03
Experimentalists have found evidence that the spin-orbit coupling induced in graphene by proximity to transition metal dichalcogenides affects electron spins differently depending on their orientation. This work suggests new approaches to controlling the transport of spin and valley information in future spintronics devices.

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Neuromorphic computing tackles full circuits

Nanotechweb.org - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:15
Circuits that emulate different aspects of synapse activity overcome some of the challenges in moving from single devices to full-scale neuromorphic systems.
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A 100-fold leap to GigaDalton DNA nanotech

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:23
A research team has leapfrogged their 'DNA bricks' technology by two orders of magnitude, enabling next-generation DNA bricks to self-assemble into three-dimensional nanostructures that are 100 times more complex than those created with existing methods. The study provides user-friendly computational tools to design DNA nanostructures with complex cavities (and possibly surfaces) that have the potential to serve as building components in numerous nanotechnological applications in medicine and engineering.
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Scientists craft world's tiniest interlinking chains

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:22
For decades, scientists have been trying to make a true molecular chain: a repeated set of tiny rings interlocked together. Researchers have announced and confirmed a method to craft such a molecular chain.
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A 100-fold leap to GigaDalton DNA nanotechnology

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:46
DNA bricks enable self-assembly of 3-D nanostructures from 10,000 unique components, advancing DNA nanotech from Mega to GigaDalton scale.

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Scientists craft world's tiniest interlinking chains

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:38
For decades, scientists have been trying to make a true molecular chain: a repeated set of tiny rings interlocked together. In a new study, researchers announced the first confirmed method to craft such a molecular chain.

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