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Physik Instrumente to host free precision automation conference

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:46
Physik Instrumente (PI) has issued an open invitation to leading technology organisations focused on precision automation to attend a free conference entitled Precision automation for the future, improving speed, accuracy and throughput.
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Weaving carbon nanotube wires into high-performance, wearable supercapacitors

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:30
Researchers have developed a comprehensive approach involving simple and facile steps to fabricate a wearable energy storage device based on carbon nanotube coated cotton yarn. All device components are flexible. According to the team, this is the first device that has been proven to be stable under rigorous washing conditions in the presence of hot water, detergents and high torque (spinning action of washing machine). This provides the device with comprehensive mechanical stability.
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Measuring nanoparticles in medicinal products

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:44
Scientists have reviewed and developed robust methods and procedures for measuring the accurate size of nanoparticles enabled medicinal products in complex biological environments.
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Applying precious metal catalysts economically

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:44
Researchers have developed a new method of using rare and expensive catalysts as sparingly as possible. They enclosed a precious metal salt in outer shells, tiny micelles, and had them strike against a carbon electrode, thus coating the surface with nanoparticles of the precious metal contained in the micelles.
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New coating could have big implications for lithium batteries

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 21:48
Coating provides extra layer of protection for battery cathodes.
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Taming defective porous materials for robust and selective heterogeneous catalysis

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 18:40
Precise engineering of defects transforms metal-organic frameworks into selective heterogeneous catalysts for ethylene dimerization without activators or solvent.
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Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 18:34
An emerging suite of information technologies based on fundamental quantum physics has been given a boost by researchers, who have invented a method to engineer single atomic defects in diamond using laser processing.
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All-perovskite tandem solar cells

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 16:39
Researchers develop an ultra-high efficiency material called a tandem perovskite solar cell.
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Blood and sweat take training app to the next level

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 14:06
Microneedle technology takes measurements of blood and sweat with portable electrochemical sensors which can be woven into clothing or worn separately in direct contact with the skin, using an armband for example.
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A new hybrid nanosensor for light, heat and touch

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:04
Inspired by the behaviour of natural skin, researchers have developed a sensor that will be suitable for use with electronic skin. It can measure changes in body temperature, and react to both sunlight and warm touch.
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Freestanding borophene synthesized for the first time

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:17
Borophene, the atomically flat form of boron, differs from graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials in an important way: It can't be reduced from a larger natural form because bulk boron is not naturally layered. While graphite is composed of stacks of atomically thin sheets that can be peeled off one at a time to make graphene, there is no such analogous process for making 2D boron. Or so researchers had thought. Now, however, researchers have synthesized free-standing borophene for the first time and in a scalable manner.
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Energy from seawater enabled by metal-organic frameworks

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 19:15
A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to handle short spikes in power demand, while maintaining longer term steady power. To do so, the system can autonomously switch between two modes of operation.
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Ultrasensitive organic phototransistors based on novel hybrid-layered architecture

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:36
Researchers have developed a novel hybrid-layered architecture to improve the overall photodetection performance of organic phototransistor by simultaneously taking advantages of charge-trapping effect and efficient carrier transport.
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How to pop open soft nanoparticles using sound waves

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:50
By observing the nanoscopic changes in lipid shells in real time as they are exposed to soundwaves, research has shown that lipid shells are easiest to pop when they?re close to melting.
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Brittle pals bond for flexible electronics

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 22:37
Mixing two brittle materials to make something flexible defies common sense, but scientists have done just that to make a novel dielectric.
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Smallest pixels ever created could light up color-changing buildings

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 22:32
The smallest pixels yet created - a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold - could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough to cover entire buildings.
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Better microring sensors for optical applications

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 20:18
Tweaking the design of microring sensors enhances their sensitivity without adding more implementation complexity.
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A surprising experiment opens the path to new particle manipulation methods

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 20:09
Unexpected result from acoustics experiment could have applications in biomedical and microsystems research.
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2D insulators with ferromagnetic properties are rare; researchers just identified a new one

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 20:04
Scientists have discovered a new layered ferromagnetic semiconductor, a rare type of material that holds great promise for next-generation electronic technologies.
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Speeding up drug discovery with nanoparticle-filled, zombie-like cells

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:14
Researchers are using zombie-like cells that behave normally on the outside, but are filled with magnetic particles inside, to screen potential drugs from natural products.
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