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Nanosurf User Meeting 2018

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:29
Join your fellow Nanosurf AFM users and take the opportunity to discuss applications, techniques, and breakthroughs with your peers from research, industry, and life science.

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Researchers quickly harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:02
Efficient method for making single-atom-thick, wafer-scale materials opens up opportunities in flexible electronics.

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Light switch: Scientists develop method to control nanoscale manipulation in scanning tunneling microscopes

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:43
Scientists have taken a step toward faster and more advanced electronics by developing a way to better measure and manipulate conductive materials through scanning tunneling microscopy.

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Scientists succeed in controlling the wettability of a nanofiber

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:03
Researchers succeeded to switch wettability of a nanofiber obtained out of polymers with piezoelectric properties. The time of response to an external trigger was shortened to a few seconds instead of a few minutes at existing methods.

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Graphene shows unique potential to exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:57
A new review paper concludes that graphene offers a unique evolutionary pathway for next-generation communications.

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Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 19:49
Taking a page from green plants, new polymer 'grows' through a chemical reaction with carbon dioxide.

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Hidden gapless states on the path to semiconductor nanocrystals

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 19:44
When chemists were starting work on yet another material designed for the efficient production of nanocrystalline zinc oxide, they didn't expect any surprises. They were greatly astonished when the electrical properties of the changing material turned out to be extremely exotic.

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Ultrasmall targeted nanoparticles with engineered antibody fragments as an anti-cancer weapon

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:56
Scientists have equipped ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles with antibody fragments. These nanoparticles allow for renal clearance while achieving the specificity needed for efficient tumor targeting.

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'Fudge factors' in physics?

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:33
What if your theory to model and predict the electronic structure of atoms isn't accounting for dispersion energy? You come up with some 'fudge factors' to make it all work. But getting the right results for the wrong reasons can only take you so far.

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New half-light half-matter particles may hold the key to a computing revolution

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:25
Scientists have discovered new particles that could lie at the heart of a future technological revolution based on photonic circuitry, leading to superfast, light-based computing.

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Optical and electronic excitations hybridize and flow together in novel topological insulator

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:18
For the first time, physicists have built a unique topological insulator in which optical and electronic excitations hybridize and flow together.

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Medication you can wear

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 14:33
Novel polymer fibers can be equipped with drugs. The smart fibers recognize the need for therapy all by themselves and dose the active ingredients with precision and accuracy.

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Microfluidic molecular exchanger helps control therapeutic cell manufacturing

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:39
Researchers have demonstrated an integrated technique for monitoring specific biomolecules - such as growth factors - that could indicate the health of living cell cultures produced for the burgeoning field of cell-based therapeutics.

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Fundamental research sheds light on new many-particle quantum physics in atomically thin semiconductors

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 23:32
Research on light-matter interaction could improve electronic and optoelectronic devices.

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Simple fabrication of full-color perovskite LEDs

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 23:24
A recent study has introduced a simple technique to extract the three primary colors (red, blue, green) from perovskite nanoparticles.

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Efficient light conversion with perovskite nanocrystals

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:43
Researchers show that carrier multiplication exists in perovskite nanocrystals.

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Micro energy harvesters for the Internet of Things

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:34
Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators.

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Synergy in two-dimensional materials and membranes research

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:28
Where researchers who worked with two-dimensional materials and those who worked with membranes were once separate, synergistic opportunities are resulting in exciting new developments.

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Stamp-sized graphene sheets riddled with holes could be boon for molecular separation

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:05
Fabrication technique could be integrated into manufacturing to make large-scale membranes.

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Color-changing contact lens could enhance monitoring of eye disease treatments

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:54
Researchers have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help eye doctors and patients readily determine whether these medications are where they should be.

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