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Snooker in the live cell

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:00
Multi-directional activity control of cellular processes as a new tool.

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Graphene tunnelling junctions: beyond the breaking point

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:45
Scientists tudied the charge transport in a novel system, the 'graphene mechanical break junction' ,which for the first time allowed direct experimental observation of quantum interference effects in bilayer graphene as a function of nanometer-displacements.

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Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:05
Engineers have used a unique set of state-of-the-art imaging techniques to discover how calcium carbonate nanoparticles nucleate, which is important for those manufacturing the carbonate nanomaterials and controlling metal carbonation during CO2 sequestration.

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Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:52
Researchers demonstrate a photoresponsive film processing technique that balances morphological properties with electronic performance.

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Light provides spin

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:07
Scientists decipher the dynamics of electrons in perovskite crystals.

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Two quantum dots are better than one: Using one dot to sense changes in another

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:59
Researchers fabricate the first nanoelectronic device that can detect single-electron events in a target quantum dot using a second dot as a sensor.

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Using donut-shaped lithium sulfide for higher performing batteries

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:41
Researchers have developed a lithium-sulfur battery with a doughnut-shaped active material structure showing a record lifecycle of over 600 cycles.

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Device uses graphene plasmons to convert mid-infrared light to electrical signals

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:28
A team of researchers has developed a device that uses the material graphene to detect mid-infrared light and efficiently convert it to electrical signal at room temperature. It?s a breakthrough that could lead to better communications systems, thermal imagers and other technologies.

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Scientists use artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:09
Predicting the stability of materials is a central problem in materials science, physics and chemistry. Now, researchers are training artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials.

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Nanomembranes turn your skin into a loudspeaker

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:55
Researchers haev developed ultrathin, transparent, and conductive hybrid nanomembranes with nanoscale thickness. They demonstrated their nanomembrane by making it into a loudspeaker that can be attached to almost anything to produce sounds.

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Extremely small and fast: Laser ignites hot plasma

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:44
Physicists observe plasma acceleration with unprecedented precision at the nanoscale.

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Greater than the sum of its parts

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:36
Scientists are combining existing theories to form a more general theory of electrochemistry that predicts unexplained behavior.

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Nanotechnology based drug delivery systems for nanomedicine

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:31
Development of an effective approach for delivering a new drug is as important as inventing a new drug. Even if a developed new drug has excellent pharmacokinetic and therapeutic properties, it shows its potential activity in the body effectively only when it is exactly targeted to specific molecules. Various nanotechnological approaches for effective drug delivery have been developed and some of them have already been successfully commercialized. Most prominent nano drug delivery systems that are in market place are oncology related and based on liposomal, solid nanoparticle based, protein polymer conjugates and polymer-drug conjugate based delivery platforms.

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Sophisticated nanostructure for solar cells: Rough optics, smooth surface

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:38
Thin-film solar cells made of crystalline silicon are inexpensive and achieve efficiencies of a good 14 percent. However, they could do even better if their shiny surfaces reflected less light.

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Clarified why some nanoparticles pass through nanopores whereas other smaller ones do not

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:30
A study has determined the link between the size and elasticity of soft nanoparticles which allows them to translocate or otherwise.

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Modeling crystal behavior: Towards answers in self-organization

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:55
Researchers have created a model based on the conflict between different lattice interactions.

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Graphene helps protect photocathodes for physics experiments

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:47
Graphene comes up big to increase the lifetime of photocathodes, which convert light to electricity in accelerators and other physics experiments.

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Understanding surface science to manufacture quality cosmetics

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:43
Scientists examined the rates of liquid penetration on rough or patterned surfaces, especially those with pores or cavities. Their findings provide important insights into the development of everyday products, including cosmetics, paints, as well as industrial applications, like enhanced oil recovery.

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Exploring how DNA can enable the rational design of nanomaterials

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:35
Why is DNA attractive for the self-assembly of new nanoscale materials?

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World's first passive anti-frosting surface fights ice with ice

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:10
Study provides proof of concept for keeping surfaces 90 percent dry and frost free indefinitely - without chemicals or energy inputs.

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