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How to use graphene to help future space exploration

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 17:21
Scientists have started testing novel graphene-based thermal management devices for space applications.
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From Japanese basket weaving art to nanotechnology with ion beams

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 17:08
Physicists succeeded in producing the world's densest complex nano arrays for anchoring flux quanta, the fluxons.
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Graphene discovery could help develop superconductors

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 16:59
Researchers paved the way to solving one of the most enduring mysteries in materials physics by discovering that in the presence of a moire pattern in graphene, electrons organize themselves into stripes, like soldiers in formation.
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Nanoscopic slip layer dynamics reveal why some fluids flow faster than expected

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 16:49
New microscopy technique provides unprecedented insight into nanoscopic slip layers formed in flowing complex liquids.
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DNA origami innovation increases accessibility, lowers cost

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 14:37
Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper and simpler alternative to typical DNA origami fabrication, increasing the technique's accessibility and potential impact in industry and clinical settings.
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New research highlights similarities in the insulating states of twisted bilayer graphene and cuprates

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 13:06
Scientists explain how the electronic structure in twisted bilayer graphene influences the emergence of the insulating state in these systems, which is the precursor to superconductivity in high-Tc materials.
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Low voltage LEDs with stacked atomically thin semiconductors

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 11:49
When atomically thin semiconductors are combined together in a Lego style, they emit light at a lower voltage potentially leading to low energy consumption devices.
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Light in the nanoworld

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:05
Quantum light sources pave the way for optical circuits.
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How to turn every piece of clothing into an e-textile

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 22:39
Researchers have fabricated textiles that can protect you from rain, stains, and bacteria, while they harvest the biomechanical energy of the user to power textile-based electronics. These omniphobic triboelectric nanogenerators can be incorporated into any fiber-based textile and be used to power wearable devices using energy harvested from human motion. The team also designed their nanogenerators with large-scale fabrication runs in mind, using embroidery as a technique compatible with conventional textile manufacturing techniques.
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Actively swimming gold nanoparticles

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 19:47
Chemotactic movement on the macroscale by a swarm of bacteria-mimicking nanoswimmers.
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Researchers produce electricity by flowing water over nanolayers of metal

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 19:40
Oxide layer atop nanometal layer results in electron shuttle, not corrosion.
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Magnetic nanosprings break down marine microplastic pollution

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 18:36
Using tiny coil-shaped carbon-based magnets, researchers in have developed a new approach to purging water sources of the microplastics that pollute them without harming nearby microorganisms.
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Nanobubbles hold clue to improved industrial structures

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 18:03
Insights into how minute, yet powerful, bubbles form and collapse on underwater surfaces could help make industrial structures such as ship propellers more hardwearing, research suggests.
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New way to make 3D carbon nanotube components

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 16:20
Researchers used a 3D printer to make lightweight, strong, highly porous pure carbon nanotube structures using a 3D printer.
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Experimental observation of a new class of materials: excitonic insulators

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 15:08
Scientists have found evidence of a new phase of matter predicted in the 1960s: the excitonic insulator.
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Lights out: Putting the ambient air oxidation of monolayer WS2 to bed

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 14:57
New research shows that the oxidation of monolayers of tungsten disulphide (WS2) in ambient conditions is due to the absorption of visible wavelengths of light.
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Triboelectric nanogenerators for next-generation wearable health monitoring

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:05
Dozens of nanotechnology research groups worldwide are working on the development of triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) for harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations. The huge interest in TENGs stems from their ability to convert ambient mechanical energy into electricity for powering wearable electronics, energy generation using sound, sensor networks, removing air pollution with nanogenerator-enhanced air filters, implantable medical devices, and other small systems. A recent article comprehensively reviews the recent advances in TENG-based health monitoring.
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Treating solar cell materials reveals formation of unexpected microstructures

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 19:36
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite crystals are more efficient after solution-treating, but there are mechanisms doing more than just removing defects.
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3D printable 2D materials based inks show promise to improve energy storage devices

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:31
For the first time, researchers have formulated inks using the 2D material MXene, to produce 3D printed interdigitated electrodes.
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Jellyfish-based nanofiber/nanoparticle wound dressing

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:15
Researchers demonstrate the ease of use of jellyfish biomass as a biodegradable and biocompatible raw material for producing antibacterial mats. They report the successful electrospun-based preparation of novel composite biocompatible nanofibers based on jellyfish biomass. The antibacterial properties of the resulting nanofiber mats were enhanced by incorporating silver nanoparticles within applying an in situ bio-template synthesis that the team developed. This work suggests exploiting the jellyfish as an accessible, cheap and valuable renewable material that can be used in various applications, such as cosmetics, wound dressings, artificial skin, and bioplastics.
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