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Polymers may be the key to single-molecule electronic devices

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:09
Researchers demonstrate that polymers could play a key role in the fabrication of single-molecule electronic devices, allowing us to push the boundaries of the nanoelectronics revolution.
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Researchers throw new light on photosynthetic supercomplex structure

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 09:39
Scientists have taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, by determining the structure of a very large photosynthetic supercomplex.
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For the first time, a gold nanoparticle loaded with CRISPR has been used to edit genes

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 21:19
A proof-of-principle study shows that gold nanoparticles loaded with CRISPR and other gene-editing tools safely and effectively edited blood stem cells.
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Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 01:13
A technique to substitute carbon-hydrogen species into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide, a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD), dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material.
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Rare iron oxide could be combined with 2D materials for electronic, spintronic devices

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 01:05
Researchers have simplified the synthesis of a unique, nearly two-dimensional form of iron oxide with strong magnetic properties that is easy to stack atop other 2D materials.
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Researchers create soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 18:02
A team of polymer chemists and engineers have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties.
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Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:54
An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyse the 'hydrogen evolution reaction', which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water.
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Tiny vortices could one day haul microscopic cargo

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:23
The behavior of active magnetic liquids suggests new pathways to transport particles across surfaces and build materials that self-heal.
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Scientists discover signalling circuit boards inside body's cells

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:42
Scientists found that cell function is coordinated by a network of nanotubes, similar to the carbon nanotubes used in nanoelectronics
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Nature inspires a novel new form of computing, using light

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:33
Researchers perform simple calculations by shining light patterns through a translucent cube.
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Superconductor films convert heat into electricity

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:10
Films of a superconductor show excellent thermoelectric properties at very low film thicknesses.
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Plumbene, graphene's latest cousin, realized on a 'nano water cube'

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:02
Scientists have created 'plumbene', a 2D-honeycomb sheet of lead atoms. Plumbene has the largest spin-orbit interaction of any Group 14 elemental 2D material, potentially making it a robust 2D topological insulator in which the Quantum Spin Hall Effect might occur even above room temperature.
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Building next-generation smart materials with the power of sound

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:10
Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulate atoms and molecules, accelerating the sustainable production of breakthrough smart materials.
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Scientists create ultraviolet light on a graphene surface

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:56
Ultraviolet light is used to kill bacteria and viruses, but UV lamps contain toxic mercury. A newly developed nanomaterial is changing that.
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New Flatland material: Physicists obtain quasi-2D gold

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:07
Scientists have synthesized a quasi-2D gold film, showing how materials not usually classified as two-dimensional can form atomically thin layers.
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Bending the norm on nanowires

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:41
Arranging nanowires in bent configurations may make them less likely to fail inside electronic devices.
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The geometry of an electron determined for the first time

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:36
Physicists are able to show for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom. A newly developed method enables them to show the probability of an electron being present in a space.
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Light and nanotechnology prevent bacterial infections on medical implants

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:25
Researchers have devised a novel technique that uses nanotechnology and photonics to dramatically improve the performance of medical meshes for surgical implants.
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Molecules swing electrolytes across membranes to kill cancer cells

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:15
Researchers have designed the world?s first 'molecular swing' to transport electrolytes across cell membranes.
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Data science helps engineers discover new materials for solar cells and LEDs

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:14
Engineers have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new materials for next generation solar cells and LEDs.
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