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

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 22:29
Scientists have for the first time demonstrated the protection of correlated states between paired photons using the intriguing physical concept of topology. This experimental breakthrough opens a pathway to build a new type of quantum bit, the building blocks for quantum computers.
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New tech delivers high-tech film that blocks electromagnetic interference

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 21:38
Researchers have fashioned low-cost EMI-blocking composite films, employing spin-spray layer-by-layer processing (SSLbL), letting them produce high-quality films in less time than traditional methods, such as dip coating.
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Atoms use tunnels to escape graphene cover

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:56
Physicists have visualized for the first time how atoms behave in between graphene and a substrate. This insight could be instrumental for future implementations of industrial graphene production.

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MXene-CNT nanocomposite film blocks electromagnetic interference

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:50
Engineers use a cost-effective process to make strong, flexible films that allow light in but keep electromagnetic interference out.

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Materials engineers are developing environmentally friendly materials from nanofibers

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 18:41
Environmentally friendly materials for producing smart textiles from conductive graphene biopolymer nanofibrous fabrics.

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A record-long polymer DNA negative

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 16:53
A fragment of a single strand of DNA, built of the nucleobases cytosine and guanine, can be imprinted in a polymer, researchers have shown. The resulting artificial negative, with a record-long length, functions chemically like a normal strand of deoxyribonucleic acid.
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2D magnetism: Atom-thick platforms for energy, information and computing research

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 16:52
A class of 2D magnetic materials -- known as van der Waals materials -- may offer one of the most ambitious platforms yet to understand and control phases of matter at the nanoscale.
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A new approach to liquid-repelling surfaces

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:55
Novel surface design overcomes problem of condensation that bedeviled previous systems.

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Hairy nanotechnology provides green anti-scaling solution

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:48
A new type of cellulose nanoparticle is at the heart of a more effective and less environmentally damaging solution to one of the biggest challenges facing water-based industries: preventing the buildup of scale.

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2D materials taking the edge off of nanoscale heat

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:44
Simulations of graphene-like nanoribbons show that small tweaks to their edge structures can drastically alter heat conduction.

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Layered microchambers open a window for drug release

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:13
Tiny chambers opening under infrared light offer fine control for drug release and chemical sensing.

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Nanostraws deliver molecules to human cells safely and efficiently

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 23:58
Researchers can design the perfect molecule to edit a gene, treat cancer or guide the development of a stem cell, but none of that will matter in the end if they can't get their molecules into the human cells they want to manipulate. The solution could be nanostraws.

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Flexy, flat and functional magnets

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 23:45
An overview on the surprising features and enormous potentials of 2D magnetic van der Waals materials.

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2-D magnetism: Atom-thick platforms for energy, information and computing research

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 23:37
Scientists say the tiny 'spins' of electrons show potential to one day support next-generation innovations in many fields.

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Cryo-electron microscope bears fruit in its first year

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 22:16
In November 2017, a Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM) was inaugurated at the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, France. Data collected on this cryo-EM describes the activation cycle of a serotonin receptor, which is targeted by medication against chemotherapy- and radiotherapy-induced nausea.
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Nanostraws deliver molecules to human cells safely and efficiently

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 22:15
Miniscule nanostraws could help solve the problem of how to deliver precise doses of molecules directly into many cells at once.
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Eco-friendly waterproof polymer films synthesized using novel method

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:49
A researcher has applied a novel method to control the wettability of polymeric substrates, which has numerous practical implications.
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Wearable heating pad with nanowires to conduct heat

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:49
Sometimes nothing feels better on stiff, aching joints than a little heat. But many heating pads and wraps are rigid and provide uneven warmth, especially when the person is moving around. Researchers have now made a wearable heater by modifying woven Kevlar® fabric with nanowires that conduct and retain heat.
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New digital tiles turn bedroom walls into cinema screens (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 19:45
Researchers have developed a set of digital, ceramic tiles that can change colour, pattern, or play videos with a connected smartphone or tablet, turning a bedroom wall or ceiling into a giant cinema screen.

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Five minutes in the life of a molecular shuttle

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 19:33
Scientists follow and operate one molecular shuttle-at-a-time, in real time, for several hundreds of cycles.

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