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Nanocatalyst makes heavy work of formic acid

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 12:28
Researchers report an inexpensive and scalable route to hydrogen isotope compounds.
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Iridium 'loses its identity' when interfaced with nickel

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 19:29
Study could lead to greater manipulation of quantum materials and deeper understanding of the quantum state for novel electronics.
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Quantum destabilization of a water sandwich

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 19:21
When a thin layer of water is squeezed between two hydrophobic surfaces, the laws of classical physics break down.
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Research could help flexible technology last longer, avoid critical failures

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 19:12
A new study uses the topography of human skin as a model not for preventing cracks but for directing them in the best way possible to avoid critical components and make repairs easy.
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Scientists observe how acoustic interactions change materials at the atomic level

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 18:14
By using sound waves, scientists have begun to explore fundamental stress behaviors in a crystalline material that could form the basis for quantum information technologies.
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Crystal growth kinetics and its link to evolution

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 17:41
Scientists demonstrate that the physics of materials has a strong impact on the possible structures that molluscan shells can produce. This research shows how fundamental physical laws, such as crystal growth kinetics and thermodynamics, can constrain the outcome of evolution and helps explain why we see the repeated development of certain structures through deep time.
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Conductive AFM (C-AFM) measurements on a polished IC surface with multiple transistor contacts

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 16:55
A new application note from Nanosurf.
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How molecular footballs burst in an X-ray laser beam

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 15:39
Study shows effect of X-ray flashes on sensitive biomolecules.
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Highly sensitive nanowire diode converts microwaves to electricity

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 15:29
The new technology is expected to play a role in harvesting energy from radio waves in the environment, in which electricity is generated from ambient radio waves, such as those emitted from mobile phone base stations.
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Researchers can now place single ions into solids

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 14:13
New technique enables implantation of individual ions into crystals with an accuracy of 35 nanometers.
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Seeing sound: Scientists observe how acoustic interactions change materials at the atomic level

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 11:43
Scientists used X-rays to observe spatial changes in a silicon carbide crystal when using sound waves to strain buried defects inside it.
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Converting absorbed photons into twice as many excitons: successful high-efficiency energy conversion with organic monolayer on gold nanocluster surface

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 10:30
Scientists have found that when light was exposed to the surface of a tetracene alkanethiol-modified gold nanocluster, which they developed themselves, twice as many excitons could be converted compared to the number of photons absorbed by the tetracene molecules.
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Researchers recreate living 3D displays (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 22:05
Researchers are developing a smart skin inspired by the cephalopod which can be used in 3D displays, as interfaces for the visually impaired, and to help reduce drag on marine vehicles.
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How to design efficient materials for OLED displays

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 20:22
A major problem is that in many organic semiconductors the flow of electricity is hampered by microscopic defects. Scientists have now investigated how organic semiconductors can be designed such that the electric conduction is not influenced by these defects.
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Wearable brain-machine interface could control a wheelchair, vehicle or computer

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 20:04
Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires.
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A process for making ductile glass

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:54
Numerous applications for special glass may include tougher smart phone screens and transparent structural materials.
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Researchers develop new framework for nanoantenna light absorption

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:33
Researchers have developed nanoantennas that pack the energy captured from light sources, such as LEDs, into particles with nanometer-scale diameters, making it possible to detect individual biomolecules, catalyze chemical reactions, and generate photons with desirable properties for quantum computing.
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Tiny, biocompatible nanolaser could function inside living tissues

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:27
Nanolaser has potential to treat neurological disorders or sense disease biomarkers.
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'Valley states' in this 2D material could potentially be used for quantum computing

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:15
Physicists manipulate energy valleys in tungsten disulfide, with potential applications in quantum computing.
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How molecular footballs burst in an x-ray laser beam

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:12
An international research team has observed in real time how football molecules made of carbon atoms burst in the beam of an X-ray laser. The study shows the temporal course of the bursting process, which takes less than a trillionth of a second, and is important for the analysis of sensitive proteins and other biomolecules, which are also frequently studied using bright X-ray laser flashes.
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