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EU US Roadmap Nanoinformatics 2030

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:51
Scientists with different scientific backgrounds, working in the field of nanotechnology, have cooperated with the main objective to provide as broad an overview as possible about the young and rapidly evolving field of nanoinformatics.

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Silica paradox - scientists find a material that breaks modern chemistry laws

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:20
Scientists discovered 'impossible' modifications of silica coesite-IV and coesite-V - i.e., materials that are not supposed to exist.

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New hyperbolic metamaterial allows greater flexibility of manipulating light-matter interactions at the nanoscale

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:19
Researchers have developed a version of a hyperbolical metamaterial in colloidal form. They may find applications in plasmon?enhanced spectroscopy, nanolasers, design of nonlinear phenomena, photothermal conversions, and hot?electron generation.

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Next gen batteries possible with engineering breakthrough

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:54
Dramatically longer lasting, faster charging, and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible thanks to a three-dimensional cross-linked polymer sponge that attaches to the metal plating of a battery anode.

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Physicists discover a new way of resonance tuning for nonlinear optics

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:56
A research team has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells 'meta-atoms'. Asymmetry of meta-atoms results in high-quality (high Q) resonances in the transmittance spectra of metasurfaces.

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Thermal nanotransistor can conduct heat away from electronic components

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:42
A new thermal transistor could help conduct heat away from delicate electronic components and also insulate them against chip and circuit failure.

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Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:37
Scientists combine graphene foam, epoxy into tough, conductive composite.

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The slower they turn, the brighter they glow

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:55
Scientists have discovered that by combining copper with organic molecules, they can create metal complexes that exhibit photoluminescence. What?s more, by varying the sizes of those organic molecules, they can control the brightness of the emitted light.

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When electric fields make spins swirl

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:20
Researchers report the discovery of small and ferroelectrically tunable skyrmions. This work introduces new compelling advantages that bring skyrmion research a step closer to application.

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Nanotubes built from protein crystals: Breakthrough in biomolecular engineering

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:11
Scientists have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate the development of artificial enzymes, nano-sized carriers and delivery systems for a host of biomedical and biotechnological applications.

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Scientists engineer a functional optical lens out of 2D materials

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:03
Researchers announced that they have constructed functional metalenses that are one-tenth to one-half the thickness of the wavelengths of light that they focus. Their metalenses, which were constructed out of layered 2D materials, were as thin as 190 nanometers.

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Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nanoparticles decoded

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:13
Aluminium alloys have unique material properties and are indispensable materials in aircraft manufacturing and space technology. With the help of high-resolution electron tomography, researchers have for the first time been able to decode mechanisms crucial for understanding these properties.

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'Waltzing' nanoparticles could advance search for better drug delivery methods

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:16
Scientists watch the 'swirling and spinning' of therapeutic nanoparticles to better understand their cellular binding.

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Anticancer drugs to be delivered directly to cells by magnetic nanospring capsules

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:18
Scientists obtained nanosprings that may be used to develop nanorobots and targeted drug delivery agents.

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Surfaces with controlled wettability to trap and identify molecules at trace concentrations

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:13
Scientists developed a technology for trapping and chemical analysis of organic and non-organic molecules at ultra low concentrations.

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Moths and nanomagnets could save lives

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:07
Experimental therapy could repair mutations that cause genetic diseases.

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Using fine-tuning for record-breaking solar cell performance

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:02
Materials scientists have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells. Using a series of complex optimisations, they achieved certified power conversion efficiency of 12.25 percent on a surface area measuring one square centimetre.

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Detecting light in a different dimension

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:46
Electrically conductive polymer nanostructures that are many times longer than they are wide make graphene a better light detector.

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Nanotribological printing - a novel 3D nanotechnology fabrication technique

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:34
A novel nanoscale additive manufacturing technique termed Nanotribological Printing creates structures through tribomechanical and tribochemical surface interactions at the contact between a substrate and an atomic force microscope probe, where material pattern formation is driven by normal and shear contact stresses. This technique advances the field of nanomanufacturing by providing a versatile and easily accessible method for creating complex (multi-material) nanostructures, with high precision and uniquely superior mechanical properties.

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Resonant mechanism discovery could inspire ultra-thin acoustic absorbers

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:19
Scientists have discovered that the scales on moth wings vibrate and can absorb the sound frequencies used by bats for echolocation (biological sonar). The finding could help researchers develop bioinspired thin and lightweight resonant sound absorbers.

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