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Here's how nanoparticles could help us get closer to a treatment for COVID-19

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 18:49
The idea of using nanoparticle is that the virus behind COVID-19 consists of a structure of a similar scale as his nanoparticles.
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Exploiting the photovoltaic effect in 2D hybrid perovskites

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 18:38
Scientists have demonstrated a BPVE-driven highly efficient polarized light detection based on a two-dimensional (2D) trilayered hybrid perovskite ferroelectric.
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Curcumin is the spice of life when delivered via tiny nanoparticles

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 16:27
Researchers have developed a nano formulation which changes curcumin?s behaviour to increase its oral bioavailability by 117 per cent.
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Bacteria killed by new light-activated coating

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 13:45
A new coating activates in low intensity light to kill bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
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Water splitting observed on the nanometer scale

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 10:02
New investigation method provides fundamental insights into electrocatalytic water splitting under operating conditions.
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Carbon nanotube composite could turn clothing into a health monitor

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 21:08
Researchers have reported a new material, pliable enough to be woven into fabric but imbued with sensing capabilities that can serve as an early warning system for injury or illness.
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Using molecules to draw on quantum materials

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 21:01
Scientists used circular molecules to change the properties of a surface.
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Micromotors get supercharged with three 'engines'

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 20:53
Researchers have developed micromotors with three 'engines' that they can control separately with chemical fuel, magnets and light.
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High-tech metamaterial contact lenses correct color blindness

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 20:45
Researchers have incorporated ultra-thin optical devices known as metasurfaces into off-the-shelf contact lenses to correct deuteranomaly, a form of red-green color blindness.
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Gold-coated pantyhose inspire a technique for comfortable light-emitting clothing

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 20:35
An approach for developing light-emitting fabric based on typical ultrasheer pantyhose coated in a thin gold film may enable the development of softer, more wearable luminous clothing.
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A small step for atoms, a giant leap for microelectronics

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 19:55
Researchers have successfully grown atom-thick sheets of hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) as two-inch diameter crystals across a wafer.
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A talented 2D material gets a new gig

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 19:45
Scientists tap into graphene's hidden talent as an electrically tunable superconductor, insulator, and magnetic device for the advancement of quantum information science.
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First bufferless lasers grown directly on silicon wafers in Si-photonics

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 19:08
Researchers have reported the world's first 1.5 um III-V lasers directly grown on the industry-standard 220 nm SOI (silicon-on-insulators) wafers without buffer, potentially paving an opening to the 'holy grail' for present silicon photonics research.
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New type of indoor solar cells for smart connected devices

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 18:17
Researchers have developed a new type of dye-sensitised solar cells that harvest light from indoor lamps.
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Scientists realize a broadly tunable laser of a single perovskite nanowire

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 16:32
In this work, researchers constructed single perovskite alloy nanowire with a widely tunable bandgap (2.41-2.82 eV) through a solid-solid anion-diffusion process.
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New imaging tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 16:20
A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy storage work, but also how they fail, which will assist in the development of strategies to extend battery lifetimes in support of the transition to a zero-carbon future.
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Fast and furious: MXenes store electrical energy

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 16:12
Two dimensional titanium carbides, so-called MXenes, are being discussed as candidates for the rapid storage of electrical energy. Like a battery,MXenes can store large amounts of electrical energy through electrochemical reactions- but unlike batteries,can be charged and discharged in a matter of seconds.
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The analogy between electrolytes and ion-generating nanomaterials in liquid crystals

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 13:40
Both display and non-display applications of liquid crystals rely on advanced liquid crystal materials. Liquid crystal materials with new functionalities can be produced by dispersing nanomaterials in liquid crystals, resulting in a mixture of nano-dopants and liquid crystals. These novel, nanotechnology-based materials very often exhibit unusual properties. For that reason, nanomaterials in liquid crystals are a hot topic of contemporary liquid crystal research and many research teams around the world carry out basic research in this field.
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Scientists demonstrate first non-volatile nano relay operation at 200 C

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 13:33
Discovery is significant step in developing electronics for extreme energy efficiency and harsh environments.
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Exciting apparatus helps atoms see the light

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 13:26
Researchers have generated Rydberg atoms - unusually large excited atoms - near nanometer-thin optical fibers.
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