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Invisible tags: Physicists write, read and erase using light

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 23:55
A team of physicists has developed a new method of storing information in fully transparent plastic foils.

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Researchers report advances in stretchable semiconductors, integrated electronics

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 23:48
Researchers outline advances in creating stretchable rubbery semiconductors, including rubbery integrated electronics, logic circuits and arrayed sensory skins fully based on rubber materials.

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Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 23:39
A mollusk with teeth that can grind down rock may hold the key to making next generation abrasion-resistant materials and nanoscale materials for energy.

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Straightforward biosynthesis of functional bulk nanocomposites

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 19:39
A general and scalable biosynthesis strategy has been developed which involves simultaneous growth of cellulose nanofibrils through microbial fermentation and co-deposition of various kinds of nanoscale building blocks through aerosol feeding on solid culture substrates.

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Supercomputing helps study two-dimensional materials

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 19:29
High-performance computing helps researchers understand experiments for observing real-time motion of lithium atoms in bi-layer graphene, paving the way for designing new materials for batteries and other electronics.

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Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 17:37
Findings caution against possible side effects of cancer nanomedicines and other common nanoparticles but paves the way for safer design and better treatment strategies.

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Current generation via quantum proton transfer

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:49
Scientists have discovered that proton transfer in electrochemical reactions is governed by the quantum tunneling effect under specific conditions. In addition, they made a first ever observation of the transition between the quantum and classical regimes in electrochemical proton transfer by controlling potential.

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Meet the quantum fridge - at three atoms in size, it's much smaller than a minibar

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:39
This quantum fridge won't keep your drinks cold, but it's cool proof of physics operating at the smallest scales.

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Novel electron microscopy offers nanoscale, damage-free tracking of isotopes in amino acids

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:08
A new electron microscopy technique that detects the subtle changes in the weight of proteins at the nanoscale - while keeping the sample intact - could open a new pathway for deeper, more comprehensive studies of the basic building blocks of life.

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Dynamic aspirin - molecular vibrations drive electrons over large distances

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:13
Aspirin is not only an important drug but also an interesting physics model system in which molecular vibrations and electrons are coupled in a particular way. For the first time, x-ray experiments in the ultrashort time domain make electron motions visible in real time.

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Graphene crinkles can be used as 'molecular zippers'

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:04
New research shows that electrically charged crinkles in layered graphene can be useful in the directed self- assembly of molecules.

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What keeps spiders on the ceiling?

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 20:50
A research team deciphers the details of adhesive structures of spider legs.

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Nano-encapsulation technology enhances DHA absorption for early brain development

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 18:11
This research aims to address the delivery and absorption issues of DHA that affect its potency and efficacy.

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1200W High Power Piezo Driver for Fast Switching Applications

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:27
Built for demanding high performance piezo applications in industrial automation and R+D.

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To observe photoswitches, stick on a platinum atom

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:16
Adding a platinum atom to a kind of photoswitch makes them easier to observe, report researchers.

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A new topological approach to the next generation of electronic, photonic and phononic devices

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 15:59
A new European project proposes radically new technologies taking advantage of the unique properties of topological matter that can prove crucial for information processing, quantum communication and metrology.

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A first: Researchers quantify photocurrent loss in nanoparticle interface

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 15:47
No one has been able to determine just how much power is lost as the current goes from one nanoparticle to another - until now.

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Material systems used in 4D printing

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:02
4D printing allows a 3D printed structure to change its configuration or function with time in response to external stimuli such as temperature, light, water, pH, etc. The basic idea is to manipulate materials at nano and micro levels in order to produce, via 3D printing, materials that can modify their structures over time at the macro level. Based on 4D printing, 3D printed objects from nano- to macroscale can be fabricated as smart devices, metamaterials, and origami for various functional applications in prototype, aerospace, biomedicine, etc.

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Maximizing the potential of MXenes

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 13:20
Controlling what goes on 'between the sheets' of layered 2D materials is key to optimization.

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Stretchable multi-functional fiber for energy harvesting and strain sensing

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:49
Researchers have developed a stretchable multi-functional fiber (SMF) that can harvest energy and detect strain, which can be applied to future wearable electronics.

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