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New testing finds synergistic combination leads to toxicity in nanomaterials

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:12
A new study finds reason for caution - a clear emergence of toxicity - in nanomaterial product formulations, but it also provides an early testing technique that could help the industry continue to move forward.
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A nanocapsule approach for tackling superbugs

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 17:42
Researchers have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients.
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Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 16:11
Scientists have demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing.
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Crossing the great divide between model studies and applied reactors in catalysis

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 22:33
Controlled pulses of chemicals over a wide pressure range can link fundamental studies to practical performance, informing catalyst design.
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Ultrafast particle interactions could help make quantum information devices feasible

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:55
Research presents the detection of energy transfer from excited electrons to the crystal lattice on the femtosecond timescale. Knowledge could contribute to the development of materials that prolong the coherence time.
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Study significantly advances alignment of single-wall carbon nanotubes along common axis

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:35
Researchers show, for the first time, the ability to globally align single-wall carbon nanotubes along a common axis.
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Scientists discover method to create and trap trions at room temperature

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:26
Scientists chemically engineered carbon nanotubes to synthesize and trap trions -- quasi-particles potentially useful in bioimaging, chemical sensing and quantum computing.
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Quantum dots technology to revolutionize healthcare and sensing technology: see what's invisible

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:18
Researchers have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots.
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Nanomesh drug delivery provides hope against global antibiotic resistance

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:07
The fight against antibiotic resistance takes a major step forward with scientists discovering a concept for fabricating nanomeshes as drug delivery system.
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From ribbon to scroll: Gaining shape control by electrostatics

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:09
Controlling scroll-like cochleate structures could inform future drug-delivery strategies.
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Interesting new nanotechnology books in October

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:31
Here are some interesting books on nanotechnology topics that just got published.
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Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:31
While many people love colorful photos of landscapes, flowers or rainbows, some biomedical researchers treasure vivid images on a much smaller scale - as tiny as one-thousandth the width of a human hair.
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Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:25
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains of atoms dash around at lightning speeds inside the solid material.
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Metal-organic framework based technology instantly identifies airborne chemicals

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:00
The new prototype device is portable and suitable for rapid deployment by agencies to identify airborne hazards, such as from tiny gas molecules like sulphur dioxide. It can also identify larger compound molecules such as benzene, known to be harmful to human health.
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Scientists pinpoint cause of harmful dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 20:06
Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures -- known as dendrites and whiskers -- that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. Such defects are a major factor holding back the batteries from even more widespread use and further improvement.
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Unique sticky particles formed by harnessing chaos

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 19:37
New research shows that unique materials with distinct properties akin to those of gecko feet can be created by harnessing liquid-driven chaos to produce soft polymer microparticles with hierarchical branching on the micro- and nanoscale.
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Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 19:31
Scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle.
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How to control friction in topological insulators

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:33
Physicists have begun investigating how topological insulators react to friction. Their experiment shows that the heat generated through friction is significantly lower than in conventional materials.
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The nano-guitar string that plays itself

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:27
Researchers have created a nano-electronic circuit which vibrates without any external force.
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Scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 18:15
Breakthrough has applications in data storage, energy conversion, quantum computing.
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