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When bonding noble metals to 2D materials, interfaces matter

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 22:39
Researchers have developed new materials for improved single-atom catalysis and future electronics.
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Safe method of adding metal particles to organic nanomaterials paves way for better batteries

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 20:46
Novel liquid-based method for safe synthesis of carbon-based materials containing ultrafine metallic atoms.
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Production of high yield Si-C for anodes in Li batteries

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 20:46
Novel composite combining the high energy storage capacity of silicon and the elastic property of carbon.
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Breaking the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 19:22
Researchers have demonstrated a new method for testing microscopic aeronautical materials at ultra-high temperatures. By combining electron microscopy and laser heating, scientists can evaluate these materials much more quickly and inexpensively than with traditional testing.
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Synthesizing a superatom

Tue, 02/25/2020 - 12:09
Scientists have demonstrated how superatoms of a desired valency, stability, and volume can be synthesized in a solution medium by altering the number of atoms in a cluster structure. This is an important step in realizing the practical application of superatom clusters as substitutes for elements in chemical reactions.
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Shining a new light on biomimetic materials

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 23:52
Researchers have merged optical, chemical and materials sciences to utilize light to control the local dynamic behavior within a hydrogel, much like the ability of the iris and pupil in the eye to dynamically respond to incoming light.
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Defects add color to quantum systems

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 23:25
Researchers are investigating light-emitting defects in materials that may someday form the basis of quantum-based technologies, such as quantum computers, quantum networks or engines that run on light. Once understood, these defects can become controllable features.
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A simple retrofit transforms electron microscopes into high-speed atom-scale cameras

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 20:46
Patented 'beam chopper' provides cost-effective way to investigate super-fast processes important for tomorrow's technology.
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Going super small to get super strong metals

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 20:40
A new study has resulted in a new understanding of how individual atoms of metal grains interact with each other, as well as a way to use those physics to achieve super-strong metals.
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Developing lensless imaging at the nanoscale

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 20:31
Researchers are planning to develop imaging that can look at biological systems at a much higher resolution and definition.
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An exceptionally stable single-atom catalyst

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 19:42
Scientists have shown that single platinum atoms trapped in C12A7 crystals act as a stable and effective catalyst for the hydrogenation of nitroarenes, an essential process in the production of many kinds of fine chemicals.
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Directing nanoparticles straight to tumors

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 19:33
A team of researchers has produced tiny nanoparticles that are designed to specifically target cancer cells. They can navigate directly to the tumor cells and visualize those using advanced imaging techniques.
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Short film of a magnetic nano-vortex

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 19:25
For the first time, researchers have recorded a '3D film' of magnetic processes on the nanometer scale. This reveals a variety of dynamics inside the material, including the motion of swirling boundaries between different magnetic domains.
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Watching magnetic nano 'tornadoes' in 3-D

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 19:17
Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and 'tornadoes' thousands of times thinner than a human hair.
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Novel gold nanocatalyst with high activity and excellent stability

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 19:08
Researchers prepared a SiO2 modified gold nanocatalyst through co-deposition of gold and silica precursors on the TiO2 support and subsequent high temperature calcination.
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DNA nanostructures suit up for future missions

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 17:28
A broadly applicable and simple chemical protection strategy removes a major roadblock in the development of therapeutic and diagnostic DNA nanostructures.
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When plasmons reach atomic flatland

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 15:39
Researchers have discovered a significant new fundamental kind of quantum electronic oscillations, or plasmons, in atomically thin materials. Their work has potential implications for novel imaging techniques and photochemical reactions at the nanoscale.
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Sneaking up on nanocrystals with electron diffraction

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 15:31
Scientists present a method for serial electron diffraction of protein nanocrystals combining the benefits of serial X-ray crystallography and rotation electron diffraction.
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Cellulose nanocrystals and water form an 'eco' super-glue

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 14:28
Plant-based cellulose nanocrystals have remarkable inherent properties, and when combined with water, a powerful adhesive is formed that competes in strength with Superglue, without the need for toxic solvents.
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Printable organic photodiodes that can distinguish wavelengths

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 13:38
Researchers develop printable organic photodiodes that can distinguish wavelengths and, hence, enable data transmission by light.
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