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New approach to generating ultrashort laser pulses

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:51
Extremely short mid-infrared laser pulses will help scientists explore ultrafast processes in atoms.

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Porous silica protects nickel nanoparticle catalyst

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:46
Nanoparticles avoid deactivation and convert biomass-derived gas into methane.

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Photonics - Getting into the groove

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:42
Light focused into nano-grooves in a gold film bonded to an atomically thin crystal flake produces a remarkable frequency doubling effect.

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Light-bending nano-patterns for LEDs

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:35
Direct nanoscale patterning of LED surfaces brings new possibilities for the control of light.

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Double-layered porous nanotubes with spatially separated photoredox surfaces

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:56
A recent study reveals that double-layered porous nanotubes with spatially separated photoredox surfaces that were synthesized by self-template strategy showed enhanced photocatalytic activity toward hydrogen production.

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Self-propelled droplets can act as programmable micro-carriers

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:48
Researchers have shown in a model system that small emulsion droplets can be used as smart carriers. They have developed a method for producing self-propelled liquid droplets capable of providing spatially and temporally controlled delivery of a molecular load.

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Surface science: Does nanoconfinement affect the interaction between two materials placed in contact?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:32
A reserach team shows that it is possible to estimate how nanoconfinement affects the number of contacts formed by two materials placed in intimate contact and, hence, the interfacial interactions.

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Transparent, conductive films promising for developing flexible screens

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:13
Researchers demonstrate silver-based electrode films that could be used for flexible touch displays, televisions and solar cells.

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Breakthrough could jumpstart further miniaturization of transistors

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:53
Quantum interference may be key to smaller insulators.

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Spherical particles in nanoscopes ensure better visualization of materials not transmitting light

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:07
Scientists have proposed a method to improve the resolution of optical microscopes operating in the reflection mode, i.e. visualizing materials not transmitting light.

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Density gradient ultracentrifugation for colloidal nanostructures separation and investigation

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:28
A recent review paper systemtatically introduce the classification, mechanism and applications of density gradient ultracentrifugation with various separation examples, demonstrating the versatility of such an efficient separation technique.

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Study illuminates how quantum magnets mimic light

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:49
Scientists have turned an abstract theory about the quantum properties of magnets into a testable hypothesis about a new kind of light.

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Nanotechnology for plant nutrition

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:36
Using a nanometric transport platform on plants that was previously utilized for targeted drug delivery, researchers increased the penetration rate of nutrients into the plants, from 1% to approximately 33%.

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Fungi-produced pigment shows promise as semiconductor material

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:10
Researchers are looking at a highly durable organic pigment, used by humans in artwork for hundreds of years, as a promising possibility as a semiconductor material.

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Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 19:16
The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light.

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Unzipping graphene nanotubes into nanoribbons

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:54
New study shows elegant mathematical solution to understand how the flow of electrons changes when carbon nanotubes turn into zigzag nanoribbons.

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Ocean carbon imaged on the atomic scale

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:42
Researchers have imaged the molecules present in oceanic dissolved organic carbon. This method allows marine scientists to look at the structure of individual molecules in deep ocean basins to gain a better understanding of the ocean carbon cycle.

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Harnessing silicon nanoparticles to fight infections

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:37
Scientists discovered the first example of an effective gene therapeutic against lethal bacterial infections using a nanotherapeutic to deliver short interfering RNA (siRNA) that targets immune system cells.

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Making composite material smart with precious metal

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:33
How gold-doped polymer brushes become pH-sensitive.

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Golden nanoglue for 2D materials

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:15
Researchers have developed a nanojunction, joining one of the most promising novel 2D materials, molybdenum disulfide, with nickel.

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