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High-performance flexible transparent force touch sensor for wearable devices

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:04
Researchers reported a high-performance and transparent nanoforce touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite film.

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Fluorine flows in, makes 2D material metal

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:52
By getting in the way, fluorine atoms help a two-dimensional material transform from a semiconductor to a metal in a way that could be highly useful for electronics and other applications.

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New model helps define optimal temperature and pressure to forge nanodiamonds in an explosion

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:36
Researchers have developed a procedure and a computer model that can simulate the highly variable conditions of explosions on phenomenally short time scales.

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Covalently modified two-dimensional arsenic for electronics

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:25
Scientists have introduced a new 2D material by successfully modifying arsenene (arsenic in a graphene-like structure) with chloromethylene groups.

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Tri-layer silicene may beat bulk GaAs as high-efficiency photovoltaic absorber

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:25
In the past few years, monolayer and multilayer silicenes have been successfully grown on various metal substrates. Unfortunately, silicene on metal substrate generally exhibits metallic or semi-metallic character without a bandgap, and thus cannot be used as adsorption layer of photovoltaic materials. A new comprehensive investigation of multilayer silicene by means of ab initio swarm-intelligence structure-searching method predicts that tri-layer silicene is an ideal candidate for high-efficiency photovoltaic absorbers.

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Perovskites - materials of the future in optical communication

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:34
Researchers have shown how an inorganic perovskite can be made into a cheap and efficient photodetector that transfers both text and music.

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Artificial intelligence aids automatic monitoring of single molecules in cells

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:53
Researchers have developed an automated method of tracking single fluorescently labeled molecules in living cells, enabling large numbers of molecules to be analyzed and characterized rapidly and cost-effectively.

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Disrupting crystalline order to restore superfluidity

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:45
Scientists disrupted crystalline order in a quantum system in a controlled manner by shining light on it that oscillates in time at a specific frequency.

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World's fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:42
T-CUP makes it possible to see phenomena -- and even light! -- in extremely slow motion.

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Nanosurf User Meeting 2018

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:29
Join your fellow Nanosurf AFM users and take the opportunity to discuss applications, techniques, and breakthroughs with your peers from research, industry, and life science.

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Researchers quickly harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:02
Efficient method for making single-atom-thick, wafer-scale materials opens up opportunities in flexible electronics.

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Light switch: Scientists develop method to control nanoscale manipulation in scanning tunneling microscopes

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:43
Scientists have taken a step toward faster and more advanced electronics by developing a way to better measure and manipulate conductive materials through scanning tunneling microscopy.

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Scientists succeed in controlling the wettability of a nanofiber

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:03
Researchers succeeded to switch wettability of a nanofiber obtained out of polymers with piezoelectric properties. The time of response to an external trigger was shortened to a few seconds instead of a few minutes at existing methods.

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Graphene shows unique potential to exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:57
A new review paper concludes that graphene offers a unique evolutionary pathway for next-generation communications.

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Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 19:49
Taking a page from green plants, new polymer 'grows' through a chemical reaction with carbon dioxide.

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Hidden gapless states on the path to semiconductor nanocrystals

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 19:44
When chemists were starting work on yet another material designed for the efficient production of nanocrystalline zinc oxide, they didn't expect any surprises. They were greatly astonished when the electrical properties of the changing material turned out to be extremely exotic.

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Light switch: Scientists develop method to control nanoscale manipulation in high-powered microscopes

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 19:24
Researchers from Japan have taken a step toward faster and more advanced electronics by developing a way to better measure and manipulate conductive materials through scanning tunneling microscopy.
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Efficiently turning light into electricity

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:37
Perovskites form a group of crystals that have many promising properties for applications in nano-technology. However, one useful property that so far was unobserved in perovskites is so-called carrier multiplication -- an effect that makes materials much more efficient in converting light into electricity. New research has now shown that certain perovskites in fact do have this desirable property.
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A new cancer weapon: Antibodies

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:36
Engineers haVE proposed a novel approach to antibody-based imaging of cancer, using ultrasmall silica nanoparticles -- better known as 'Cornell dots' (or C dots).
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Ultrasmall targeted nanoparticles with engineered antibody fragments as an anti-cancer weapon

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:56
Scientists have equipped ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles with antibody fragments. These nanoparticles allow for renal clearance while achieving the specificity needed for efficient tumor targeting.

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