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An easier way to engineer plants

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 02:49
Researchers use nanoparticles to deliver genes into plant chloroplasts.
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Hall effect becomes viscous in graphene

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 02:23
Scientists have discovered that electrons in graphene act like a very unique liquid.
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New blueprint for understanding, predicting and optimizing complex nanoparticles

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 02:17
Guidelines have the potential to transform the fields of optoelectronics, bio-imaging and energy harvesting.
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Hybrid material may outperform graphene in several applications

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 02:11
A structure comprising a molybdenum disulfide monolayer on an azobenzene substrate could be used to build a highly compactable and malleable quasi-two-dimensional transistor powered by light.
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Nanotechnology makes it possible for mice to see in infrared

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 23:14
Mice with vision enhanced by nanotechnology were able to see infrared light as well as visible light, reports a new study. A single injection of nanoparticles in the mice's eyes bestowed infrared vision for up to 10 weeks with minimal side effects, allowing them to see infrared light even during the day and with enough specificity to distinguish between different shapes.
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New blueprint for understanding, predicting and optimizing complex nanoparticles

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 23:12
Northwestern University researchers have developed a blueprint for understanding and predicting the properties and behavior of complex nanoparticles and optimizing their use for a broad range of scientific applications. These include catalysis, optoelectronics, transistors, bio-imaging, and energy storage and conversion.
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New method of synthesizing nanographene on metal oxide surfaces

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 20:36
Nanostructures based on carbon are promising materials for nanoelectronics. However, to be suitable, they would often need to be formed on non-metallic surfaces, which has been a challenge -- up to now. Researchers have found a method of forming nanographenes on metal oxide surfaces.
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Code used to reduce quantum error in logic gates for first time

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 18:36
Scientists have for the first time demonstrated improvement in quantum computers by using codes designed to detect and discard errors in the logic gates of such machines. The codes were applied to IBM's quantum computer via IBM Q.
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Layering titanium oxide's different mineral forms for better solar cells

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 18:36
A research team has improved the efficiency of a new type of solar cell with a double layer consisting of pure anatase and brookite, two different mineral forms of titanium oxide. Using water-solute brookite nanoparticles, a brookite layer was fabricated on top of anatase, increasing solar cell efficiency by up to 16.82 percent.
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Vitamins are good for your multi-energy nanogenerator

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 17:10
Researchers report a simple, innovative and inexpensive design of a vitamin-based hybrid biocompatible nanogenerator with energy harvesting ability from various energy sources in a single device. This is the first time that inexpensive and biocompatible vitamin B2 has been used as a novel and effective beta-phase stabilizer to enhance the piezoelectric performance of PVDF. The attractiveness of using vitamin B2 is that it is biodegradable and biocompatible, thermodynamically stable, low-cost, has delocalized pi-electrons, contains multiple numbers of hydroxyl groups, carbonyl groups and amino groups in its backbone.
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Zips on the nanoscale

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:25
Researchers have found a method of forming nanographenes on metal oxide surfaces.
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In-depth insights into glass corrosion

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 13:40
Silicate glass has many applications, however, it has one disadvantage: it corrodes when it comes into contact with aqueous solutions. Scientists were able to observe in detail which processes take place.
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Easing bacterial traffic jams

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 12:20
Controlling the motion of swimming bacteria could benefit applications including microscopic transport, biomedicine and even microrobotics.
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Researchers develop analog memristive synapses for neuromorphic chips

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 12:04
Researchers have developed a technology that makes a transition of the operation mode of flexible memristors to synaptic analog switching by reducing the size of the formed filament. Through this technology, memristors can extend their role to memristive synapses for neuromorphic chips, which will lead to developing soft neuromorphic intelligent systems.
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Scientists measure exact edge between superconducting and magnetic states

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:52
The knowledge of this threshold - called the lower critical field - plays a crucial role in untangling the difficulties that have prevented the broader use of superconductivity in new technologies.
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Engineers make clear droplets produce iridescent colors (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:45
Optical effect could be harnessed for light displays, litmus tests, and makeup products.
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Good news for future tech: Exotic topological materials are surprisingly common

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:37
In a major step forward for an area of research that earned the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, an international team has found that substances with exotic electronic behaviors called topological materials are in fact quite common, and include everyday elements such as arsenic and gold.
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Fast, flexible ionic transistors for bioelectronic devices

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:28
Engineers develop novel ion driven transistor that enables real-time sensing and processing of body signals, a major building block for integrated bioelectronics with application to the brain and beyond.
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A new method for precision drug delivery: painting

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:22
Researchers are integrating ultrasound imaging with ultrasound therapy to pave the way for a new kind of drug delivery.
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Using DNA molds for templating nanoparticles into 2D patterns

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:10
DNA nanotechnology employs DNA as a programmable building material for self-assembled, nanoscale structures with precisely controlled structures, that can lead to improved surface properties relevant to biosensing, materials science, and cell biology. Adding to the available tools for DNA nanopatterning, researchers have demonstrated a novel biotemplating strategy for ordering various nanoparticles into expected two-dimensional (2D) patterns via nanoparticle-surface or nanoparticle-DNA interaction.
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