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New nanosensor to detect disease and infection

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:50
Researchers have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.

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Light connects two worlds on a single chip

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:42
For the first time, researchers succeeded in connecting two parts of an electronics chip using an on-chip optical link.

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Creating a roadmap for 2D materials

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:36
A roadmap for 2D materials explores the challenges of synthesizing electronic grade materials.

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MXene researchers find 2-D transition-metal carbides react with water, opening a door to their unknown chemistry

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:27
Researchers have discovered that 2-D titanium carbide materials, or MXenes, can react with water without the presence of other oxidizers. Their finding may lead to new insights into the unusual chemistry of MXenes and consequently, have impacts on MXenes? storage and device manufacturing.

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Nanoparticle breakthrough in the fight against cancer

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:25
A recent study has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer.
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New light shed on organic polymer PEDOT

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:45
The organic polymer PEDOT is probably one of the world's most intensely studied materials. Despite this, researchers have now demonstrated that the material functions in a completely different manner than previously believed. The result has huge significance in many fields of application.

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Graphene researchers are inspired by spider webs

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:54
Motivated by the high level of flexibility exhibited by spider webs, scientists have developed a novel design for highly flexible and sensitive piezoresistive sensors based on an elastomer-filled graphene-woven fabric (E-GWF) structure. This technique mimics the distinct core-shell structure of spider webs. This fabrication method could also be extended to other 1D and 2D materials for many emerging practical applications. In addition to excellent sensing capability, the E-GWF also shows unusual switching behavior at large strains owing to the reversible cracking and reconnection of interconnected graphene tubes.

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Peering into the mist: How water vapor changes metal at the atomic level

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:56
New insights into molecular-level processes could help prevent corrosion and improve catalytic conversion.

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Just like flipping a switch - in only half a picosecond

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:36
Researchers discover molecules 'spin flip' from magnetic to non-magnetic forms dynamically.

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Graphene's versatility extends to space applications

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:47
In an ingenious set of experiments, scientists have tested graphene under microgravity conditions for the first time. The exciting results provide a valuable foundation for developing graphene devices for use in space.

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Understanding insulators with conducting edges

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:07
Theoreticians investigate puzzling phenomenon in a quantum gas.

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Novel viral identification method developed

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:45
Researchers create a new nanodevice for influenza virus typing at the single-virion level by combining a nanopore sensor with peptide engineering.

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Pore size influences nature of complex nanostructures

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:23
In new research that could help inform development of new materials, chemists have found that the empty space ('pores') present in two-dimensional molecular building blocks fundamentally changes the strength of these van der Waals forces, and can potentially alter the assembly of sophisticated nanostructures.
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Researchers develop novel photonic crystal actuator materials

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 21:11
Combining the droplet-template with interface assembly, researchers developed a series of anisotropic photonic crystals with flower-shape and bread-shape.

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Nanofabricated ultra ultrasound to revolutionize technology

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:35
Researchers have combined modern nanofabrication and nanophotonics techniques to build the ultraprecise ultrasound sensors on a silicon chip.

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Silicon nanoparticles could power lithium-ion batteries with 10 times more capacity

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:27
Chemists confirm importance of nano-sizing silicon to improve lithium ion batteries.

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3D-printing ears with nanocellulose

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:24
Researchers are now equipping cellulose with additional functionalities to produce implants for cartilage diseases using 3D printing.

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Researchers pioneer microfluidics-enabled manufacturing of macroscopic graphene fibers

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:14
Graphene fiber, a recently discovered member of the carbon fiber family, has potential applications in diverse technological areas, from energy storage, electronics and optics, electro-magnetics, thermal conductor and thermal management, to structural applications.

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A solid-state nanopore platform for digital data storage

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:03
Using DNA to directly store data is an attractive possibility because it is extremely dense and long-lasting. Currently, though, synthesizing and sequencing DNA molecules for storing large amounts of data involves complex devices and is very expensive. In an effort to make data storage in DNA more affordable and commercially viable, researchers have combined nanopore sensing and DNA nanotechnology in a solid-state nanopore platform for digital data storage. This digital data storage method provides an alternative to information storage in the DNA base sequence.

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Performing computational logic with light

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:51
For the first time, researchers performed logic operations - the basis of computation - with a chemical device using electric fields and ultraviolet light.

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