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Making solar cells is like buttering bread

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:09
Formamidinium lead iodide is a very good material for photovoltaic cells, but getting the correct and stable crystal structure is a challenge. The techniques developed so far have produced rather poor results. Researchers have now cracked it - using a blade and a dipping solution.
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Nanotechnology approach may lead to precision-based strategy for triple negative breast cancer

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 02:02
Researchers recently reported several important findings related to triple negative breast cancer and its future treatment.
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In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:42
Physicists propose a new 'quantum simulator': a laser-based device that can be used to study a wide range of quantum systems. Studying it, the researchers have found that photons can behave like magnetic dipoles at temperatures close to absolute zero, following the laws of quantum mechanics. The simple simulator can be used to better understand the properties of complex materials under such extreme conditions.
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Engineers demonstrate metamaterials that can solve equations

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:34
This 'photonic calculus' would work by encoding parameters into the properties of an incoming electromagnetic wave and sending it through a metamaterial device; once inside, the device's unique structure would manipulate the wave in such a way that it would exit encoded with the solution to a pre-set integral equation for that arbitrary input.
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Magnetic micro-boats

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:28
Researchers have created magnetic microparticles, with a newly developed method, that could pave the way for building micro-motors or guiding drugs in the human body to a target, like a tumor. The preparation of such structures as well as their remote-control can be regulated using magnetic fields and therefore can find application in an array of domains.
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Materials could delay frost up to 300 times longer than existing anti-icing coatings

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:20
Scientists describe for the first time several unique properties of materials known as phase-switching liquids, or PSLs, that hold promise as next-generation anti-icing materials. PSLs can delay ice and frost formation up to 300 times longer than state-of-the-art coatings being developed in laboratories.
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Miniature Piezo Components for Medical Device Manufacturing

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:13
PI's new family of micro components are suitable for the most precise applications, including medical imaging, nanopositioning, fiber alignment, and optics / photonics.
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Golden ball in a golden cage

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:06
'Golden fullerene': ligand-protected nanocluster made of 32 gold atoms.
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Researchers boost intensity of nanowire LEDs

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:49
Nanowire specialists have made ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that, thanks to a special type of shell, produce five times higher light intensity than do comparable LEDs based on a simpler shell design.
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True-meaning wearable displays: Self-powered, washable and wearable

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:50
Researchers have developed a textile-based wearable display module technology that is washable and does not require an external power source.
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Visualizing better cancer treatment with nanoscale protein micelles

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 02:21
Researchers have engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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Studying the fundamentals of 3D active matter

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:15
Active matter is a relatively new field of soft matter research in physics and still in need of some basic principles.
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Terminator-like liquid metal moves and stretches in 3D space (w/video)

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00
Scientists report the development of new liquid metals that can be manipulated in 3D space with magnets.
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Scientists discover chiral crystals exhibiting exotic quantum effects

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:52
Crystals possessing 'handedness' exhibit unusual properties. New evidence suggests that they can host electrons moving like slowed down light and their collective behavior mimics magnetic monopoles.
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Computer scientists create programmable self-assembling DNA

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:40
Computer scientists have created DNA molecules that can self-assemble into patterns essentially by running their own program.
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Lithium ions flow through solid material

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:33
Scientists have merged materials science and condensed matter physics in a study of a promising solid material that conducts lithium ions.
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Micro- and nanomaterials, including clothing for Olympic athletes

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:23
A research team of materials engineers and performance scientists has been awarded GBP1.8 million to develop new products - in areas from the motor industry to packaging and sport - that make use of micro and nanomaterials based on specialist inks.
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Want in on nanotechnology? Capitalize on collaborative environments

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:59
New study shows that partnerships could assist successful technology transfer and possibly, breakthroughs in innovation.
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Fish-inspired material changes color using nanocolumns

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:52
Inspired by the flashing colors of the neon tetra fish, researchers have developed a technique for changing the color of a material by manipulating the orientation of nanostructured columns in the material.
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Atom-by-atom control of complex electrochemical interfaces for separations

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:06
Prceision control of metals in nanocluster-based electrodes reveals clues to improving chemical separations.
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