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In tune with the heart of a copper atom

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:06
Scientists have developed a new technique to control the magnetism of a single copper atom, a technology that could one day allow individual atomic nuclei to store and process information.

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Standing in for a kidney, MXene materials could give dialysis patients the freedom to move

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:57
A type of two-dimensional layered material called MXene has emerged as a candidate to assist in replacing the body's waste filtration system in wearable kidneys.

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Researchers develop new technique to understand biology at the nanoscale

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:52
Researchers for the first time have shown that they can use electrical fields to gain valuable information about the tiny, floating vesicles that move around in animals and plants and are critically important to many biological functions.

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Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: 'electron quantum metamaterials'

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:47
New materials are being synthesized by twisting and stacking atomically thin layers. To bring it all under one roof, physicists propose this field of research be called 'electron quantum metamaterials'.

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Successful kick off meeting for the new LIFE project NanoEXPLORE

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 18:41
The Life NanoEXPLORE project addresses current data gaps and barriers limiting the implementation of REACH regulation and the use of human bio-monitoring data in the protection of human health and the environment when dealing with particles in the nanometer range.

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Advance stem cell therapy with biodegradable scaffold

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:17
Scientists have created a tiny, biodegradable scaffold to transplant stem cells and deliver drugs, which may help treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, aging brain degeneration, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Stem cell transplantation, which shows promise as a treatment for central nervous system diseases, has been hampered by low cell survival rates, incomplete differentiation of cells and limited growth of neural connections.
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Novel MOF-based material cleans and splits water

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 15:24
Researchers have developed a photocatalytic system based on a material in the class of metal-organic frameworks. The system can be used to degrade pollutants present in water while simultaneously producing hydrogen that can be captured and used further.

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Investigating single-atom catalysis for nitrogen reduction reaction

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 15:06
The ability to produce ammonia efficiently from air and water at room temperature and ambient pressure is of great interest in agriculture where it is used in fertilizers. In particular, the electrochemical reduction of nitrogen, in which the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia takes place under mild conditions, is highly relevant for the chemical industry that needs to cope with increasing demands for ammonia and at the same time is under pressure to reduce its ecological footprint. A new study describes novel single-atom catalysts as fascinating electrocatalysts for the application in nirtogen reduction.

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Nanoplatelets improve LCD and LED screens

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:11
Researchers have designed semiconductor nanoplatelets with a broadened range of colors to improve LCD and LED screens.

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At the crossroads of nanotechnology and art: New DNA nanostructures

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 13:26
Researchers describe a method for coaxing segments of single-stranded DNA into complex 2- and 3D knotted structures.

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Tying the knot: New DNA nanostructures

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 02:07
Researchers describe a method for coaxing segments of single-stranded DNA into complex 2- and 3D knotted structures.
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Nanorobots propel through the eye

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 00:05
Scientists developed specially coated nanometer-sized vehicles that can be actively moved through dense tissue like the vitreous of the eye.

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Spaced-out nanotwins make for stronger metals

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 23:57
Researchers have found a new way to use nanotwins - tiny linear boundaries in a metal's atomic lattice that have identical crystalline structures on either side - to make stronger metals.

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Disorder plays a key role in phase transitions of materials

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 21:02
Scientists discover that disorder is part of the structural transition of Vanadium Dioxide from an insulator state to a metallic state at extremely small time resolutions This provides a new perspective on how to control matter, especially in the field of superconductivity, which could have major implications for nanotechnology and optoelectronics.

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Disorder plays a key role in phase transitions of materials

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:00
Researchers have discovers that disorder is part of the structural transition of Vanadium Dioxide from an insulator state to a metallic state at extremely small time resolutions. The results of the study provide a new perspective on how to control matter, especially in the field of superconductivity, which could have major implications for nano-technology and optoelectronics.
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Exploring the structure and properties of new graphene-like polymers

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 16:52
A new report describes the structural and physical properties of a group of two-dimensional materials based on polycyclic molecules called circulenes. The possibility of flexible design and variable properties of these materials make them suitable for nanoelectronics.

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A high-performance nanopowder facility for metal 3D printing

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 13:43
Spherical nanoparticles with a high content of dislocations (defects in the crystal and metal lattice) and with accumulated internal energy will significantly increase the chemical potential and provide conditions for high physicochemical activity of particles.

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Electronic highways on the nanoscale

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:39
For the first time, the targeted functionalization of carbon-based nanostructures allows the direct mapping of current paths, thereby paving the way for novel quantum devices.

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Quantum on the edge: Light shines on new pathway for quantum technology

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 23:52
World-first demonstration of topologically protected biphoton states.

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In materials hit with light, individual atoms and vibrations take disorderly paths

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 23:45
Revealed for the first time by a new X-ray laser technique, their surprisingly unruly response has profound implications for designing and controlling materials.

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