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'White graphene' aerogel material creates pleasant laser light

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 02:07
Research team develops an extremely porous material made of 'white graphene' for new laser light applications.
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Recyclable nanofiber filtered face masks in times of Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 01:55
Researchers announced that they have developed a nanofilter that maintains excellent filtering efficiency even after hand washing.
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Magnetic measurements reveal 'Kagome-Spin-Ice' state

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:35
Scientists found a new flavor of magnetic monopoles in a material which is even electrically conducting. This is the first realization of a state called kagome spin ice.
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Fish scales could make wearable electronics more sustainable

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:21
New research describes a way to make electronic tattoo displays, which would likely be discarded after a single use, more environmentally friendly using a plentiful and biodegradable resource: fish scales.
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Amplification and imaging of microRNA as a biomarker to detect tumor development

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 08:34
Scientists found a way to amplify miRNA in live tumor cells for bioimaging. Their assay is based on a robust cellular autocatalytic biocircuit triggered by synthetic DNA and nanoparticles.
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Researchers report epitaxial growth of single-crystal hexagonal boron nitride monolayers

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 08:23
Researchers reported the successful epitaxial growth of single-crystal hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) monolayers on a Cu (111) thin film across a two-inch c-plane sapphire wafer.
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Scientists propose a way of producing water-soluble fullerene compounds for medicine

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 02:53
Researchers developed a single-step method to obtain water-soluble fullerene compounds with remarkable biological properties, such as the ability to effectively suppress the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
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Novel approach to enhance performance of graphitic carbon nitride

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 16:20
Scientists underline the importance of defect engineering to promote catalytic performance by providing a simple and efficient way for modifying and optimizing metal-free semiconductor photocatalyst graphitic carbon nitride to solve the dual problems of environmental pollution and lack of fossil resources.
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Seeing with electrons: scientists pave the way to more affordable and accessible cryo-EM

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:25
Researchers have developed a cheaper and more user-friendly cryo-electron microscope, which could ultimately put cryo-EM in reach of thousands of labs.
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A dynamic game of hide and seek at the nanoscale

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 04:34
A novel statistical model analyses an electron microscopy movie to reveal atomic rearrangements in nanoparticles over time.
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Biophysicists blend incompatible components in one nanofiber

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 03:56
Researchers showed the possibility of blending two incompatible components -- a protein and a polymer -- in one electrospun fiber. The study also demonstrates that the resulting mat can gradually release the protein.
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Nanostructured rubber-like material with optimal properties could replace human tissue

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 12:35
Researchers have created a new, rubber-like material with a unique set of properties, which could act as a replacement for human tissue in medical procedures.
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New study presents hygroscopic micro/nanolenses along carbon nanotube ion channels

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 02:11
A novel technology, capable of analyzing nanomaterials in our daily lives with the use of common 'salt' has been developed. This allows various molecules to amplify up to hundreds of times the signals they produce in response to light, thereby making them very useful for nanomaterial research.
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Discovery of zero-energy bound states at both ends of a one-dimensional atomic line defect

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 18:11
Scientists discovered Majorana zero modes at both ends of 1D atomic line defects in two-dimensional iron-based high-temperature superconductors.
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Pathways toward realizing the promise of all-solid-state batteries

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 17:50
Nanoengineers offer a research roadmap that includes four challenges that need to be addressed in order to advance a promising class of batteries - all-solid-state batteries - to commercialization.
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3D Hierarchically porous nanostructured catalyst helps efficiently reduce CO2

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 12:17
Researchers developed a three-dimensional hierarchically porous nanostructured catalyst with carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide conversion rate up to 3.96 times higher than that of conventional nanoporous gold catalysts.
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A scalable production system for MXenes

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 10:35
Researchers have designed a system that can be used to make large quantities of the material while preserving its unique properties. The lab-scale reactor system can convert a ceramic precursor material into a pile of the powdery black MXene titanium carbide, in quantities as large as 50 grams per batch.
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Water-free way to make MXenes could mean new uses for the promising nanomaterials

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 10:23
The new discovery removes water from the MXene-making process, which means the materials can be used in applications in which water is a contaminant or hampers performance, such as battery electrodes and next-generation solar cells.
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Laser metallizes 2D insulator

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 17:05
Scientists uncovered an anomalous metallic behavior in an otherwise insulating ceramic material. The team used ultrashort light pulses with a wide range of colors to watch what happens when the insulating quasi two-dimensional material La2CuO4 (LCO) becomes a three-dimensional metal through laser irradiation.
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Universal 3D-printing nanocarrier ink paves way for personalized biomaterial implants

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 16:42
Researchers have produced a gel from cellulose fibres and biodegradable nanoparticles that liquifies when pressed through the nozzle of a 3D printer, but then quickly returns to its original shape.
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