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Engineers design a device that operates like a brain synapse

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 17:45
Ion-based technology may enable energy-efficient simulations of the brain's learning process, for neural network AI systems.
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'Nanotorch' highlights ultrafast biochemical reactions

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 17:35
Researchers used single nanoparticles that illuminate single fluorescent molecules to detect ultrafast biochemical reactions.
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The new architecture of science: Learning from graphene

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 17:12
What does it mean to design a science lab today? What are the new challenges for the architects of science buildings? And what is the best method to study the constantly evolving architectures of science?
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Researchers create a photographic film of a molecular switch

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 21:23
Molecular switches are the molecular counterparts of electrical switches and play an important role in many processes in nature. Nanotechnologist now produced a photographic film at the atomic level and thus tracked the motion of a molecular building block. The result was a light-controlled 'pedalo-type motion', going forward and backward.
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Graphene smart textiles developed for heat adaptive clothing

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 20:02
New research on the two-dimensional (2D) material graphene has allowed researchers to create smart adaptive clothing which can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
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Nanoparticle for overcoming leukemia treatment resistance

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 20:01
One of the largest problems with cancer treatment is the development of resistance to anticancer therapies. A research team found that repurposing a commonly used chemotherapy drug using a nanoparticle was more effective than both a solution of the pure drug and other available treatments.
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Researchers create a photographic film of a molecular switch

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 19:39
Molecular switches are the molecular counterparts of electrical switches and play an important role in many processes in nature. Nanotechnologist now produced a photographic film at the atomic level and thus tracked the motion of a molecular building block.
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Graphene smart textiles developed for heat adaptive clothing

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 17:50
New research on the two-dimensional material graphene has allowed researchers to create smart adaptive clothing which can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
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Towards ultra-sensitive diagnostic chips

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 17:31
Researchers have developed an ultra-thin nanostructure gold film with the potential to revolutionise next-generation bio-sensing chips.
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Graphdiyne as a functional lithium-ion storage material

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 17:24
Graphdiyne is as flat and thin as graphene, which is the one-atomic-layer-thin version of graphite, but it has a higher porosity and adjustable electronic properties. Researchers describe its simple bottom-up synthesis from tailor-made precursor molecules.
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Molecular robot swarms

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:52
Scientists are looking for ways to make millions of molecule-sized robots swarm together so they can perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
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Laser technology: The turbulence and the comb

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:45
So-called frequency combs play a major role in laser research today. Scientists now succeeded in producing this special kind of light, using simple circular quantum cascade lasers - a result that seemed to contradict conventional laser theories completely.
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2D Metallene electrocatalysts developed for electrochemical CO2 reduction

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:40
As a newly emerging two-dimensional material, the metallenes with ultrathin morphology will enable a superhigh atomic utilization for catalysis, leading to the partial homogenization of such heterogeneous catalysts, presenting great potentials in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction reaction.
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Exploring the optical behavior of highly dense and randomly distributed nanowire arrays

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:17
Vertical semiconductor nanowire arrays are a promising material for retinal prostheses, which could help restore the eyesight of people suffering from severe retinal diseases. These nanowires could also be used to fabricate bio-inspired photoreceptors and lightweight, highly efficient photovoltaics. In new work, scientists present theoretical and experimental studies on the microscopic optical behavior of highly dense and randomly distributed nanowire arrays embedded in a transparent polymer.
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Nanosafety research without animal experiments

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:05
In order to reduce the number of animal experiments in research, researchers are now combining test tube experiments with mathematical modelling.
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Adhesive film turns smartwatch into biochemical health monitoring system

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:51
Engineers have designed a thin adhesive film that could upgrade a consumer smartwatch into a powerful health-monitoring system. The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what's happening inside the body.
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New discovery allows 3D printing of sensors directly on expanding organs

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:13
In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting.
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Can metallic metasurfaces be used for terahertz nanofilm sensing?

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 20:01
Scientists have proposed a toroidal dipole (TD) bound states in the continuum (BIC) inspired Fano resonance metasurface, exhibiting both TD and BIC feature in the same structure.
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Self-powered 'paper chips' could help sound an early alarm for forest fires

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 18:49
Researchers have developed self-powered 'paper chips' that sense early fires and relay a signal.
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Macroscopic quantum interference in an ultra-pure metal

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 18:42
Although the subtle laws of quantum mechanics, that is, wave mechanics, ultimately govern all the processes of electron transportelectrons in solids, their wave-like nature of the electrons is not often apparent to the casual observer. A classical picture of electrons as solid particles goes surprisingly far in explaining electric currents in metals.
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