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Bending light around tight corners without backscattering losses

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 01:54
New photonic crystal waveguide based on topological insulators paves the way to build futuristic light-based computers.

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A major step toward non-viral ocular gene therapy using laser and nanotechnology

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 21:58
Gold nanoparticles, which act like 'nanolenses', concentrate the energy produced by the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser to create a nanoscale incision on the surface of the eye's retina cells.

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Graphene boosts GHz signals into terahertz territory

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:52
Graphene can generate clock speeds that transcend today?s GHz limitations.

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Solution for next generation nanotransistor chips comes out of thin air

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:41
The secret ingredient for the next generation of more powerful electronics could be air, according to new research.

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Adapting continuous flow processing to complex nanomaterials to reduce manufacturing costs

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:37
The Advanced Synthesis in Continuous Flow Reactor program applies powerful analysis and characterization tools to understand processes at the atomic level to advance manufacturing of fine chemicals and nanosized materials.

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Magnetic topological insulator makes its own magnetic field

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:21
Physicists have found the first evidence of a two-dimensional material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field.

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A microneedle contact lens patch to treat eye disease

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:59
Scientists have developed a contact lens patch with microneedles that could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

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Atomic scale, 2D electronic kagome lattice promises energy efficient devices, quantum computers

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:51
Scientists have successfully created an atomic scale, two-dimensional electronic kagome lattice with potential applications in electronics and quantum computing.

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Researchers study the reactions taking place in two-layer thin metal films

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:46
Scientists obtained thin copper/gold and iron/palladium films and studied the reactions that take place in them upon heating. Knowing these processes, scientists will be able to improve the properties of materials currently used in microelectronics.

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The Coulomb interaction in van der Waals heterostructures

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:40
Recent research has unraveled the evolution of electronic structures of a set of vdW heterostructures under an applied vertical electric field.

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Scientists produce 3D nanoscale chemical maps of single bacteria

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:33
Researchers used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3-D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria's chemical composition with unparalleled spatial resolution.

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Smart data enhances atomic force microscopy

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:26
It remains a daunting challenge to draw clear mechanistic insights from brute force data analytics in AFM. Scientists now demonstrate an innovative approach to address this difficulty.

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New materials: Growing polymer pelts

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:53
Vapor deposition of a liquid crystal layer with reactive molecules provides customized nanofibers for different applications.

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Metallic nano-particles light up another path towards eco-friendly catalysts

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:22
Platinum clusters consisting 19 atoms perform 50 times higher catalytic activity.

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Self-sensing materials are here

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:15
Next-generation composites may monitor their own structural health.

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Nanofiber carpet could mimic gecko feet, polar bear fur

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:02
A new technique that mimics biological nanofiber arrays can grow chain-like molecules into 3D nanostructures.

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Nanoparticle cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor's 'address'

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:00
Improved drug delivery method is aimed at making chemotherapy easier to help treat people with various tumors.

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Electronic skin points the way north

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:46
Researchers have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed to human skin to create a bionic analog of a compass. This might not only help people with orientation issues, but also facilitate interaction with objects in virtual and augmented reality.

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'Smart skin' simplifies spotting strain in structures

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:37
Thanks to one peculiar characteristic of carbon nanotubes, engineers will soon be able to measure the accumulated strain in an airplane, a bridge or a pipeline - or just about anything - over the entire surface or down to microscopic levels.

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New 'Quantum Sorter' provides information on demand at the atomic scale

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 18:04
Radical techniques in electron microscopy could revolutionise studies in physics, biochemistry, materials and more.

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