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On the way to nanotheranostics

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 18:16
Researchers have developed a new nanotheranostic system that overcomes several problems with previous approaches.
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Researchers discover semiconducting nanotubes that form spontaneously

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 18:10
Researchers have discovered a way of making semiconducting, photoluminescent nanotubes form spontaneously in liquid solutions. The tubes, which consist of several walls that are perfectly uniform and just a few atoms thick, display optical properties that make them perfect for use as fluorophores or photocatalysts.
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Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 18:04
The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds - and looks - surprisingly low-tech.
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'Digital alchemy' to reverse-engineer new materials

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:48
In work that upends materials design, researchers have demonstrated with computer simulations that they can design a crystal and work backward to the particle shape that will self-assemble to create it.
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X-rays reveal monolayer phase in organic semiconductor

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:41
Researchers discover monolayer with exciting properties in organic semiconducting films.
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Online simulation game makes graphene research available to the public

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:32
Researchers use a state-of-the-art electron microscope, the UltraSTEM, to manipulate strongly bound materials with atomic precision. Since the instruments used are fully computerized, it is possible to show in a simulation how researchers actually use them. This allows for compelling and largely realistic presentations of the most recent research in materials science.
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Direct after-fabrication tailoring of MoS2-FET transistors

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:42
The fabrication of electronic devices from exfoliated 2D materials can be tricky. Researchers have engineered a solution that consist on the after-fabrication tailoring of MoS2-FET transistors using pulsed-focused electron beam induced etching.
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Window film could even out the indoor temperature using solar energy

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 11:07
A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from morning to evening.
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Producing graphene from carbon dioxide

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:57
Direct conversion of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to multi-layer graphene using copper-palladium alloys.
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Localized excitons in 2D materials for integrated quantum optics

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:43
Scientists have found that the oxygen interstitials in single-layer tungsten diselenide enable it to function as single photon emitters for quantum optical applications.
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Energy-saving nano-surfaces inspired by nature

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 15:52
More efficient, longer-lasting machine and vehicle components, improved medical implants and novel fluid control technologies are just a few of the potential applications emerging from a project inspired by the unique ways in which the skins of some animals interact with water.
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A new way of making complex structures in thin films

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:21
Self-assembling materials can form patterns that might be useful in optical devices.
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Camera brings unseen world to light (w/video)

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:14
Portable polarization-sensitive camera could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security, atmospheric chemistry and more.
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Highly sensitive and controllable photodetector based on 2D BiOI nanosheets

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 10:56
Recently, the investigation of ternary layered compounds with 2D features has emerged. Compared to 2D elements and binary compounds, ternary layered compounds possess more tunability for physical and chemical properties due to more element species. Therefore, exploring the preparation methods and special properties of 2D ternary compounds is of great significance for enriching the 2D material library and expanding the application of 2D materials.
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Tuning the energy levels of organic semiconductors

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 18:49
Physicists were able to demonstrate how electronic energies in organic semiconductor films can be tuned by electrostatic forces.
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Molecular thumb drives: Researchers store digital images in metabolite molecules

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 08:14
In a step toward molecular storage systems that could hold vast amounts of data in tiny spaces, researchers have shown it's possible to store image files in solutions of common biological small molecules.
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Black (nano)gold to combat climate change

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 20:01
Researchers have transformed golden gold to black gold by simply changing the size and gaps between gold nanoparticles. This black gold acts like an artificial tree and uses CO2, sunlight and water to produce fuel.
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'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 19:50
Researchers have for the first time manipulated a light wave, or photonic information, on a silicon chip that retains its overall 'shape'. This foundational work is important because most communications infrastructure still relies on silicon-based devices for propagation and reception of information. Manipulating solitons on-chip could potentially allow for the speed up of photonic communications devices and infrastructure.
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Spontaneous synchronisation achieved at the nanoscale

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 16:00
Scientists have synchronized for the first time a couple of optomechanical oscillators. This work sets a solid basis for producing reconfigurable networks of such oscillators, with potential applications in neuromorphic computing.
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Nanoporous material nets contaminant from water

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 14:10
Barely visible material that looks like tiny grains of sand may hold the key to removing an invisible health threat that has contaminated water supplies.
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