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Getting a look under the hood of topological insulators

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 22:19
Because of topological insulators' unique electronic properties and their potential use in spintronic devices and even conceivably as transistors for quantum computers, scientists are interested in investigating the special relationship between two properties of the conducting surface electrons in these materials.
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All of YouTube in a single teaspoon: Storing information in DNA

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:54
Researchers have demonstrated a significant improvement in the efficiency of the process needed to store digital information in DNA.
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Metal-organic framework nanoribbons

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:42
Researchers report the preparation of ultrathin MOF nanoribbons by using metal hydroxide nanostructures as the precursors.
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Hard as a diamond? Scientists predict new forms of superhard carbon

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:32
A study identifies dozens of new carbon structures that are expected to be superhard, including some that may be about as hard as diamonds.
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The controlled delivery of chemotherapeutics to fight cancer stem cells

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 13:46
Researchers are investigating the efficiency of gold nanoclusters as drug carriers against cancer cells.
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Discovery of periodic tables for molecules

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:47
Scientists develop tables similar to the periodic table of elements but for molecules. Their approach could be used for predicting novel stable substances and creating useful materials.
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Synthesis of molecule with high magnetic spin

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:47
Chemists have synthesised and characterised ?-extended triangulene molecules with ferromagnetically coupled edge states for molecular spintronic devices.
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Nanoparticles in lithium-sulphur batteries detected with neutron experiment

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 17:45
Researchers have for the first time precisely analysed how nanoparticles of lithium sulphide and sulphur precipitate onto battery electrodes during the course of the charging cycle. The results can help increase the service life of lithium-sulphur batteries.
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Measuring changes in magnetic order to find ways to transcend conventional electronics

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 17:38
Researchers have developed an approach for precisely measuring changes in the magnetic order of antiferromagnetic materials in real time. Further understanding of these materials could enable electronic devices with speeds orders of magnitude higher.
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Selenium anchors could improve durability of platinum fuel cell catalysts

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 17:30
A new platinum-based catalytic system that is far more durable than traditional commercial systems and has a potentially longer lifespan. The new system could, over the long term, reduce the cost of producing fuel cells.
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Creating new opportunities from nanomaterials

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:11
Scientists are pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance.
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Scientists explore using nanoparticles to reduce size of deep-seated tumors

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:42
Researchers investigated the use of X-rays and copper-cysteamine (Cu-Cy) nanoparticles to treat deep-seated tumors, resulting in statistically significant reduction in tumor size.
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Researchers show atoms can receive common communications signals

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 22:35
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers, among other possible advantages.
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Using nature to produce a revolutionary optical material

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:28
Nanocomposite protects against intense light, holds promise for expanding high-speed optical networking capacity.
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The future of mind control

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:42
Scientists are blurring the distinction between brain and machine, designing nanoelectronics that look, move, and feel like real neurons. Camouflaged in the brain, this technology could offer a better way to treat Alzheimer's disease or post-traumatic stress disorder, control prosthetics, or even enhance cognitive abilities.
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Scientists develop optical ruler that can measure down to the nanoscale

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:21
Their achievement was accomplished using a 100-nanometre thick gold film with over 10,000 tiny slits cut into it to diffract laser light and to exploit an optical phenomenon known as superoscillation.
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Seeking moments of disorder

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 22:47
Scientists discover a new, long-hypothesized material state with a signature of quantum disordered liquid-like magnetic moments.
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Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 18:06
New research demonstrates a new algorithm that 'learns' to predict binding sites of molecules at the metal-molecule interface of hybrid nanoparticles by using already published experimental structural information on nanoparticle reference systems.
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Coating nuclear materials with atomic layer deposition

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:53
Scientists have discovered a new way to coat nuclear materials that supports efforts to minimize use of high-enriched uranium.
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New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:44
The technique uses metal-organic frameworks, a new type of materials consisting of structured nanopores. In the long term, this method can be used for the development of even smaller and more powerful chips that consume less energy
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