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Graphene bilayer provides efficient transport and control of spins

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:34
Physicists have have built an optimized bilayer graphene device which displays both long spin lifetimes and electrically controllable spin-lifetime anisotropy. It has the potential for practical applications such as spin-based logic devices.

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Quick and not-so-dirty: A rapid nano-filter for clean water

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:33
Liquid metal-based innovation can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology.

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Scientists develop 2D materials capable of having magnetism

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:35
An international team of physicists and chemists have been able to create materials similar to graphene from a molecular synthesis. These are MUV-1, robust materials with great chemical versatility that are capable of having different physical properties such as magnetism.

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Nanotechnology applications for food contact materials

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:45
Nanomaterials can improve the properties of food contact materials. Innovations of this kind are of particular interest for food packaging made out of plastic materials. The purpose of their use is to improve food storage and so to guarantee both freshness and quality. A further goal is to improve the technical properties of materials in order to make them sturdier more resistant to abrasion, and easier to process. With regard to environmental protection, little is known at present about the specific behavior of nanomaterials and composites during waste treatment processes.

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New nanoparticle superstructures made from pyramid-shaped building blocks

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:26
Researchers have assembled complex macroscale superstructures from pyramid-shaped nanoparticle building blocks. This research demonstrates a promising new way to bring the useful properties of nanoparticles to macroscale materials and devices.

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How long does a quantum jump take?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:19
With the help of sophisticated experiments and calculations, it has now become possible to measure the duration of the famous photoelectric effect.

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Interfacial engineering core@shell nanoparticles for active and selective direct H2O2 generation

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:05
In a review article, scientists present the latest advances in direct H2O2 generation.

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Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:53
Inspired by origami, researchers have devised a solar steam generator that approaches 100 percent efficiency for the production of clean water.

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Nanocomposite fiber optic sensor measures tiny magnetic fields

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:48
New technology is sensitive enough to detect magnetic fields from the brain and heart.

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Engineers develop method for controlling nanomotors (w/video)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:41
Breakthrough for nanotechnology as engineers develop first method for switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors.

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Diatom microbubble scrubber destroys dangerous biofilms (w/video)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:35
Researchers have developed a system that harnesses the power of bubbles to propel tiny particles through the surfaces of these tough films and deliver an antiseptic deathblow to the microbes living inside.

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Snooker in the live cell

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:00
Multi-directional activity control of cellular processes as a new tool.

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Graphene tunnelling junctions: beyond the breaking point

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:45
Scientists tudied the charge transport in a novel system, the 'graphene mechanical break junction' ,which for the first time allowed direct experimental observation of quantum interference effects in bilayer graphene as a function of nanometer-displacements.

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Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:05
Engineers have used a unique set of state-of-the-art imaging techniques to discover how calcium carbonate nanoparticles nucleate, which is important for those manufacturing the carbonate nanomaterials and controlling metal carbonation during CO2 sequestration.

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Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:52
Researchers demonstrate a photoresponsive film processing technique that balances morphological properties with electronic performance.

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Light provides spin

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:07
Scientists decipher the dynamics of electrons in perovskite crystals.

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Two quantum dots are better than one: Using one dot to sense changes in another

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:59
Researchers fabricate the first nanoelectronic device that can detect single-electron events in a target quantum dot using a second dot as a sensor.

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Using donut-shaped lithium sulfide for higher performing batteries

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:41
Researchers have developed a lithium-sulfur battery with a doughnut-shaped active material structure showing a record lifecycle of over 600 cycles.

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Device uses graphene plasmons to convert mid-infrared light to electrical signals

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:28
A team of researchers has developed a device that uses the material graphene to detect mid-infrared light and efficiently convert it to electrical signal at room temperature. It?s a breakthrough that could lead to better communications systems, thermal imagers and other technologies.

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Scientists use artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:09
Predicting the stability of materials is a central problem in materials science, physics and chemistry. Now, researchers are training artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials.

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