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Light and sound in silicon chips: The slower the better

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 20:51
New research combines sound and light waves in silicon chips to create a new type of signal processing.
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Chemists uncover a mechanism behind doping organic semiconductors

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 20:44
Previously, researchers reported on doping of organic semiconductors using Lewis acids to increase the conductance of some semiconducting polymers; however, no one knew why this increase happened until now.
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Metal-organic frameworks used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:09
Scientists have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a promising anti-cancer agent to cells.
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Researchers resolve catch 22 in graphene based molecular devices

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:59
Researchers have found a way past a frustrating catch 22 issue of stability and reproducibility that meant that graphene based junctions were either mechanically stable or electrically stable but not both at the same time.
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A combination of wood nanofibres and spider silk could rival plastic

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:26
The unique material outperforms most of today?s synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength and stiffness, combined with increased toughness.
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Researchers think small to make progress towards better fuel cells

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:18
A collaborative study describes how fuel cells, which use chemical energy to power cars and devices, can be developed using nanomaterials to be more cost-effective and efficient in the long term.
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Gold nanoantennas help detectors see more heat, less noise

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:11
Researchers have developed tiny, gold antennas to help cameras and sensors that 'see' heat deliver clearer pictures of thermal infrared radiation for everything from stars and galaxies to people, buildings and items requiring security.
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Snaphots freezing a nanoswing : Accurate position measurement overcomes thermal fluctuations

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:58
Physicists have managed to cool a swinging nanosized string to near-zero temperature without using external refrigeration. In their experiment, the cooling is an intrinsic result of the 'snapshot' position measurement they did on a specially designed nanostructure.
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Welcome indoors, solar cells

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:39
Scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online.
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Advanced particle manipulation with colloidal nanotweezers

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:16
Reserchares demonstrate an advanced nanomanipulation technique that works on optical forces alone.
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Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:16
An international team of researchers has observed that local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material - where spins weren't thought to correlate long enough to do so.
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Eco-friendly method for the synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:07
Researchers report a new method for the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles.
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New health monitors are flexible, transparent and graphene enabled

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 22:02
A new study reports on the development of low-power wearable devices enabled by graphene that can monitor multiple vital signs of humans, such as heart rate, respiration rate, blood pulse oxygenation, and exposure to UV radiation.
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'Soft tactile logic' tech distributes decision-making throughout stretchable material

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:45
Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing - creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both.
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Scientists create a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:36
The material allows for incredibly sensitive detection of the direction molecules twist.
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Significant progress made in inverse photoconductance

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:23
Researchers have modified the photoconductance of nanoparticles of tungsten oxide in a controlled manner.This research has potential applications in photonics and optomechanics,
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New topological insulator reroutes photonic 'traffic' on the fly

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:13
Dynamic data routing could make for faster photonic chips that use their entire footprint.
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New carbon nanotube material is the blackest black to date

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:02
The new coating is 10 times darker than other very black materials.
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Scientists learn how to custom design graphene origami

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:43
The ancient and delicate art of origami has reached the atomic scale, with researchers now able to precisely fold graphene into custom shapes.
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Gem-like nanoparticles of precious metals shine as catalysts

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:18
Heated particles shift shape and become highly active catalytically.
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