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Semiconductor quantum transistor opens the door for photon-based computing

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 22:06
Researchers have demonstrated the first single-photon transistor using a semiconductor chip.

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UV narrow-band photodetector based on indium oxide nanocrystals

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 19:20
An international team of researchers has created a narrow-band UV photodetector based on indium oxide nanocrystals embedded in a thin film of aluminum oxide.

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Nanoparticle protein corona dramatically affected by blood-brain barrier

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:11
New research findings demonstrate that the protein corona formed on engineered nanoparticles is dramatically affected by interaction with the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and is more stable after it crosses the barrier.

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Nanotechnology machines' interaction with living systems

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:06
Research on micro- and nanomachines has advanced from the observation and understanding of basic motion behavior to the constantly improving capabilities of performing complex tasks. This ranges from interaction with bacteria to propulsion based on cells and in vivo medical applications. A review looks at the applications of micro- and nanomachines in living biosystems from two aspects: the interaction of micro/nanomachines with other microscopic organisms or biological units, and the efforts toward application of micro/nanomachines in human body.

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How to start a nanomotor?

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:40
Research team reconstructs motor-cargo complex for ciliary transport.

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Adding an inert polymer to plastic solar cells enables high efficiency and easy production

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:12
Polymer plastic solar cells remain an industry priority because of their light weight, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Now scientists have demonstrated that these types of solar cells can be more efficient and have more stability based on new research findings.

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Porous materials shed light on environmental purification

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 09:51
Researchers develop thermally and chemically durable organic frameworks with large surface area.

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Scientists pump up chances for quantum computing

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 19:00
New research has moved the world one step closer to reliable, high-performance quantum computing. A ground-breaking single-electron "pump" device developed by researchers can produce one billion electrons per second and uses quantum mechanics to control them one by one.
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High performance nitride semiconductor for environmentally friendly photovoltaics

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:10
A research team has shown copper nitride acts as an n-type semiconductor, with p-type conduction provided by fluorine doping, utilizing a unique nitriding technique applicable for mass production and a computational search for appropriate doping elements, as well as atomically resolved microscopy and electronic structure analysis using synchrotron radiation.

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A new generation of LCD with higher efficiency, resolution and color performance

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:04
A research team has developed a new Liquid-crystal display (LCD), which image resolution, energy efficiency as well as color saturation were markedly enhanced, achieving a crucial breakthrough in display technology.

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Ultimate precision for sensor technology using qubits and machine learning

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 16:56
Researchers have come up with a way to measure magnetic fields using a quantum system - with accuracy beyond the standard quantum limit.

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Scientists pump up chances for quantum computing

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:14
An international team has developed a ground-breaking single-electron pump. The electron pump device developed by the researchers can produce one billion electrons per second and uses quantum mechanics to control them one-by-one.

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Graphene and the atomic crystals that could see next big breakthrough in tech

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:55
What could we do with layered structures with just the right layers? What would the properties of materials be if we could really arrange the atoms the way we want them?

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X-ray experiment confirms theoretical model for making new materials

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:43
By observing changes in materials as they're being synthesized, scientists hope to learn how they form and come up with recipes for making the materials they need for next-gen energy technologies.

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A ruthenium-based catalyst with highly active, flat surfaces outperforms metal-based competitors

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 19:11
Scientists in Japan and India have developed a reusable, high-performance catalyst based on flat-shaped ruthenium nanoparticles (Ru-NP) for the production of valuable chemicals. Due to its demonstrated durability, the catalyst could be widely used in the large-scale production of many types of dyes, detergents, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.
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New drug and material discoveries to be untangled in VR

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 19:11
Scientists have developed new virtual reality (VR) cloud-based tools to help academics and industry progress new drugs, materials and boost the teaching of chemistry.
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Electron spectrometer deciphers quantum mechanical effects

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:42
Electronic circuits are miniaturized to such an extent that quantum mechanical effects become noticeable. Using photoelectron spectrometers, solid-state physicists and material developers can discover more about such electron-based processes.

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Mixed halide chemistry can be used to control magnetism in ultrathin magnetic devices

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:06
Research team reports expanding the planar boundaries that previously confined the manipulation of magnetization.

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Electronic skin stretched to new limits

NanoWerk.com - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 13:27
A metal carbide within a hydrogel composite senses, stretches and heals like human skin for use in medicine and robotics.

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'Dancing' holes in droplets submerged in water-ethanol mixtures

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 23:37
Researchers have observed the formation of holes that move by themselves in droplets of ionic liquids (IL) sitting inside water-ethanol mixtures. This curious, complex phenomenon is driven by an interplay between how ionic liquids dissolve, and how the boundary around the droplet fluctuates. Self-driven motion is a key feature of active matter, materials that use ambient energy to self-propel, with potential applications to drug delivery and nano-machine propulsion.
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