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Composite significantly reduces electromagnetic pollution

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 15:47
Scientists have synthesized PANI/Zn ferrite composites which have shown excellent microwave absorption performance.

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How swarms of nanomachines could improve the efficiency of any machine

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:35
Researchers are studying the thermodynamics of small nanomachines only consisting of a few atoms. They outline how these small machines behave in concert.

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Polymer coating cools down buildings

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:20
Engineers make white paint whiter - and cooler - by removing white pigment and invent a polymer coating, with nano-to-microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.

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New method could show how aging affects nanomaterials' properties

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 17:01
A combination of gamma ray spectroscopy and 'center of gravity' allows researchers to assess the quality of iron oxide samples, potentially providing a way to understand their effects on patient safety.

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Nanotechnology-enabled devices could soon tap their owners as a battery source

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:36
Scientists came up with an innovative solution for powering the next generation of electronic devices by using Triboelectric Nanogenerators (TENGs). Along with human movements, TENGs can capture energy from common energy sources such as wind, wave, and machine vibration.

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A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 20:19
Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor.

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Spheres can make concrete leaner, greener

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 19:36
Scientists have developed micron-sized calcium silicate spheres that could lead to stronger and greener concrete, the world?s most-used synthetic material.

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'Paintable' chemotherapy shrinks skin tumors in mice

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 16:06
Researchers have taken the first steps in developing a chemotherapy for melanoma that can be 'painted' directly on the skin, rather than injected or taken orally.

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Oxygen vs. nanochip: Scientists show vulnerability of a promising 2D semiconductor to air

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:23
Researchers have managed to trace in details the structural changes of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide under long-term environmental impact. The new data narrows the scope of its potential application in microelectronics and at the same time opens up new prospects for the use of two-dimensional materials as catalysts.

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Study demonstrates new mechanism for developing electronic devices

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:07
Scientists have demonstrated a new mechanism that can potentially allow the control of electrons on the nanometer spatial scale and femtosecond temporal scales using light.

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Multimodal imaging shows strain can drive chemistry in a photovoltaic material

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 20:09
A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has allowed researchers to solve a longstanding debate about the properties of a promising material that can harvest energy from light.

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Chemical engineers functionalize boron nitride with other nanosystems

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 20:00
Researchers unlock potential for improving composite material.

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Ultrathin organic photodetectors put wearable diagnostics at one's fingertips

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 16:50
A polymer that maintains its light-sensing capabilities while wrapped around a fingertip could be used in low-cost diagnostic devices that are comfortable to wear.

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Heterometallic copper-aluminum super atom discovered

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:21
On the outside, the cluster made of 55 copper and aluminum atoms looks like a crystal, but chemically it has the properties of an atom. The heterometallic superatom provides the prerequisites for developing new, more cost-effective catalysts.

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A nanoglazed facade that is a power plant and a guarantee

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:27
A new building facade produces more energy than the unit needs over the course of the year.

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Study of tiny vortices could lead to new self-healing materials, other advances

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:10
Scientists hope that tiny vortices, driven by various magnetic fields, will be able to move microscopic particles.

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Oxide materials discovery may advance electronic device development

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:00
Materials scientists have made a breakthrough discovery in the study of oxide heterostructures, substances that have the potential to revolutionize advanced electronics, memory technologies and photovoltaics.

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New study sheds light on - and through - 2D materials

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 18:50
High-performance computing helps to survey optical qualities of atom-thick materials for optoelectronics.

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New insight into properties of polymer nanoparticles

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 16:51
Researchers have uncovered new insights about polymer nanoparticles including properties such as surface mobility, glass transition temperature and elastic modulus.

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Robotic electronic skin made from spray-coated tactile sensor

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:28
A research team has reported a stretchable pressure insensitive strain sensor by using an all solution-based process.

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