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Rational transparent conductor design provides a boost to carbon nanotubes application

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:59
Researchers have rationally designed a novel p-type flexible transparent conductor using single-walled carbon nanotubes. This opens new avenues for its applications in next generation opto-electronics and energy technologies.
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Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it gets

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:52
New research by combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene - a question that has eluded scientists since graphene was first isolated.
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Researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:45
Researchers are developing a design for a heat shield that better protects those extremely fast machines.
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Theoretical tubulanes inspire ultrahard polymers

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 23:28
A lightweight material full of holes is nearly as hard as diamond. The mere dents left by speeding bullets prove it.
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ELeCt-ing a better candidate for chemo delivery

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 23:17
Drug-loaded nanoparticles bound to circulating red blood cells inhibit lung cancer metastasis.
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Researchers develop new 3D printing for the direct production of nanostructures

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:53
Researchers succeeded in using the FEBID method to produce complex 3D-printed nano-components for the first time without additional support structures.
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Light at the end of the nanotunnel for future catalysts

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:08
Using a new type of nanoreactor, researchers have succeeded in mapping catalytic reactions on individual metallic nanoparticles. Their work could help improve chemical processes, and lead to better catalysts and more environmentally friendly chemical technology.
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New research finds carbon nanotubes show a love/hate relationship with water

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 22:21
New research reveals that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a coating can both repel and hold water in place, a useful property for applications like printing, spectroscopy, water transport, or harvesting surfaces. When water is dropped on a CNT forest, the CNTs repel the water, and it forms a sphere. However, when flipped over, the drop does not fall to the ground but rather clings to the surface.
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Study reveals breach of 'dancing' barrier governs crystal growth

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 22:10
Researchers used computer-based simulations to analyze how atoms and molecules move in a solution and identified a general mechanism governing crystal growth that scientists can manipulate when developing new materials.
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Magnetic tuning at the nanoscale

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 19:15
Deploying a helium-ion microscope, researchers manipulate nanoscale material properties.
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New spin directions in pyrite an encouraging sign for future spintronics

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 15:35
The study of pyrite-type materials provides new insights and opportunities for selective spin control in topological spintronics devices.
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'Messy' production of perovskite material increases solar cell efficiency

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 15:22
Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material?s use in next-generation solar cells or LED lighting.
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Enhancing wireless in vivo sensor readouts with 'divergent exceptional points'

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 15:01
Radio-frequency wireless sensors are essential components of smart objects and internet-of-things components. However, these passive microsensors suffer from poor quality of data and sensitivity due to the environments they operate in and the need for sensors with extremely small footprints. Researchers have recently shown that a wireless system locked to an exceptional point (EP) can enhance the sensitivity of passive wireless sensors in practical applications. New work has theoretically introduced and experimentally demonstrated a new class of parity-time-symmetric RF electronic and telemetric systems, which combine EPs with divergent points.
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A cheaper way to scale up atomic layer deposition

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 19:32
Chemical engineers have developed a new method for atomic layer deposition, a technique commonly used in high-quality microelectronics. The new method can be used in materials with larger surfaces much more cheaply than current approaches, while preserving quality and efficiency.
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Biodegradable microresonator implants for medical applications

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 18:16
The goal of the electronics industry has always been to build durable devices with stable performance that last a very long time. 'Transient electronics', however, are designed with the exact opposite goal: to dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings after functioning for a certain amount of time. The fabrication process and the in vivo powering of medical implants that are only made from biodegradable materials are two of the challenges associated with transient electronics. Researchers demonstrate wirelessly powered, frequency-selective magnesium microstructures as promising candidates to be used as power receiver, microheaters and triggering elements for biodegradable implantable medical devices.
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Better biosensor technology created for stem cells

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:25
Researchers have created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurological disorders. The technology, which features a unique graphene and gold-based platform and high-tech imaging, monitors the fate of stem cells by detecting genetic material (RNA) involved in turning such cells into brain cells.
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Large scale integrated circuits produced in printing press

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 14:11
Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to print complete integrated circuits with more than 100 organic electrochemical transistors.
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New photonic liquid crystals could lead to next-gen displays and advanced photonic applications

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 14:16
A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays , for example 3-D, augmented and virtual reality and advanced photonic applications such as mirrorless lasers, bio-sensors and fast/slow light generation.
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Nanotechnology study points to new weapon in fight against lethal fungi

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 13:38
Researchers have gained insights into how nanoparticles could develop a biosensor to prevent deadly diseases contracted on medical equipment, such as catheters.
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Self-assembled microspheres of silica to cool surfaces without energy consumption

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:04
Researchers have developed a new material able to cool another one by emitting infrared radiation. The results are expected to be used in devices where an increase in temperature has drastic effects on performance, like solar panels and computer systems, among other applications.
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