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Researchers can now place single ions into solids

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 14:13
New technique enables implantation of individual ions into crystals with an accuracy of 35 nanometers.
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Seeing sound: Scientists observe how acoustic interactions change materials at the atomic level

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 11:43
Scientists used X-rays to observe spatial changes in a silicon carbide crystal when using sound waves to strain buried defects inside it.
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Converting absorbed photons into twice as many excitons: successful high-efficiency energy conversion with organic monolayer on gold nanocluster surface

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 10:30
Scientists have found that when light was exposed to the surface of a tetracene alkanethiol-modified gold nanocluster, which they developed themselves, twice as many excitons could be converted compared to the number of photons absorbed by the tetracene molecules.
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Researchers recreate living 3D displays (w/video)

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 22:05
Researchers are developing a smart skin inspired by the cephalopod which can be used in 3D displays, as interfaces for the visually impaired, and to help reduce drag on marine vehicles.
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How to design efficient materials for OLED displays

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 20:22
A major problem is that in many organic semiconductors the flow of electricity is hampered by microscopic defects. Scientists have now investigated how organic semiconductors can be designed such that the electric conduction is not influenced by these defects.
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Wearable brain-machine interface could control a wheelchair, vehicle or computer

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 20:04
Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires.
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A process for making ductile glass

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:54
Numerous applications for special glass may include tougher smart phone screens and transparent structural materials.
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Researchers develop new framework for nanoantenna light absorption

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:33
Researchers have developed nanoantennas that pack the energy captured from light sources, such as LEDs, into particles with nanometer-scale diameters, making it possible to detect individual biomolecules, catalyze chemical reactions, and generate photons with desirable properties for quantum computing.
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Tiny, biocompatible nanolaser could function inside living tissues

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:27
Nanolaser has potential to treat neurological disorders or sense disease biomarkers.
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'Valley states' in this 2D material could potentially be used for quantum computing

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:15
Physicists manipulate energy valleys in tungsten disulfide, with potential applications in quantum computing.
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A new way to turn heat into electrical energy

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:08
The discovery could create more efficient energy generation from heat in things like car exhaust, interplanetary space probes and industrial processes.
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Graphene is actually a 3D material as well as a 2D material

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 19:06
Researchers found that 2D graphene has many of the same mechanical properties as 3D graphite, which is a naturally occurring form of carbon made up from a very weak stack of many layers of graphene.
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New sensors could lead to earlier lymphoma diagnosis

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 12:20
Researchers have developed a new method of detecting multiple cytokines - the body's messenger proteins - in very small volume samples, which could lead to earlier diagnosis of diseases such as lymphoma.
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New method for the measurement of nano-structured light fields

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 23:31
A team of physicists and chemists have jointly succeeded in developing a so-called nano-tomographic technique which is able to detect the typically invisible properties of nanostructured fields in the focus of a lens. Such a method may help to establish nano-structured light landscapes as a tool for material machining, optical tweezers, or high-resolution imaging.
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The best of two worlds: Magnetism and Weyl semimetals

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:52
Imagine a world in which electricity could flow through the grid without any losses or where all the data in the world could be stored in the cloud without the need for power stations. This seems unimaginable but a path towards such a dream has opened with the discovery of a new family of materials with magical properties.
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Highly sensitive sensors to measure the heart and brain activity

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:40
Research team develops energy-efficient sensors for extremely low frequencies.
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PI's Linear and Rotary Components power ambitious FLSM project

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:41
Flamingo Light Sheet Microscopes rely on Precision Motion Systems from PI.
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Researchers find way to study proteins moving (relatively) slowly

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:40
Biophysical chemists found a way to measure the ways proteins move at slower speeds - hundreds of nanoseconds to microseconds. The discovery, a fundamental breakthrough, could open a new line of research for scientists trying to understand how proteins behave in the body.
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Clarification of a new synthesis mechanism of semiconductor atomic sheet

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:43
Researchers succeeded in clarifying a new synthesis mechanism regarding transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD), which are semiconductor atomic sheets having thickness in atomic order. Because it is difficult to directly observe the aspect of the growing process of TMD in a special environment, the initial growth process remained unclear.
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Nanogenerator-powered bandages could help reverse baldness

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:32
Reversing baldness could someday be as easy as wearing a hat, thanks to a noninvasive, low-cost hair-growth-stimulating technology developed by engineers.
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