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Advance in light filtering technology has implications for LCD screens, lasers and beyond

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:47
An innovative new light polarizer has been designed that efficiently tailors polarized light for various optical applications.

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Humans can feel molecular differences between nearly identical surfaces

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:34
New study on the sensitivity of human touch could pave the way for advanced haptic technologies.

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Nanoelectromechanical switch improves cyber security in harsh environments

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:29
The researchers designed a physical unclonable function based on nano-electro mechanical switches (NEMs), which are often used in circuits and are known for their low power consumption.

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Creating surfaces that repel water and control its flow

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:24
To prevent water and ice from making our shoes soggy, frosting our car windows and weighing down power lines with icicles, scientists have been exploring new coatings that can repel water. Now one team has developed a way to direct where the water goes when it's pushed away.

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Bringing 'Avatar'-like glowing plants to the real world

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:18
Researchers report a way to infuse plants with the luminescence of fireflies.

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Accelerating the self-assembly of nanoscale patterns for next-generation materials

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:13
Using polymer blends, scientists rapidly generated highly ordered patterns that could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics, antireflective surfaces, magnetic data storage systems, and fluid-flow devices.

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Medium Load Precision Motorized Positioning Systems Catalog, from PI

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:59
Applications for linear and rotary stages with classical DC and stepper motors include the industrial fields and research where precise positioning of measuring tools, processing tools and cameras is mission critical.

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Nanotexturing creates bacteria-killing spikes on stainless steel surfaces

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:56
By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells. If additional research supports early test results, the process might be used to attack microbial contamination on implantable medical devices and on food processing equipment made with the metal.
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Improving cyber security in harsh environments

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:53
Many people don't worry about the security of their personal information until it's too late. And protecting data is even more important for military personnel, whose lives could be in danger if some types of information were to get into the wrong hands. Now, one group reports a new way to protect data, especially when it is subjected to extreme environmental conditions.
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2D nanofluidic channels improve electrochemical energy storage

Nanotechweb.org - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:53
Nano-architectures based on cobalt oxide could make superior lithium-ion battery electrodes.
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Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:42
Researchers have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests. The plasmonic biosensor can detect diseased exosomes even by the naked eye.

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Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:44
Researchers are the first to observe the electronic structure of graphene in an engineered semiconductor; finding could lead to progress in advanced optoelectronics and data processing .

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Visualizing single molecules in whole cells with a new spin

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:30
A new imaging method could put super-resolution microscopy within reach of most biologists.

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Scientists suggested a new technology for creating magnet micro-structures

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:25
Researchers synthesized thin crystal ferromagnetic films and developed a technology for their shaping. Processed films can be used in electronic and spintronic chips.

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Perking up and crimping the 'bristles' of polyelectrolyte brushes

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:19
A new study reveals, in fine detail, things that make polyelectrolyte brushes collapse - and also recover. The research increases understanding of these chemical brushes that have many potential uses.

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Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:13
Light-emitting nanoprobes can detect cancer early and track the spread of tiny tumors.

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Scientists sug­gest ti­ta­ni­um nit­ri­de in­ste­ad of gold in op­to­e­lec­tro­nics

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:08
Scientists suggest replacing gold and silver, which are used in optoelectronic devices, with an inexpensive material of titanium nitride.

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Nanotexturing creates bacteria-killing spikes on stainless steel surfaces

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:01
Process could improve medical implants, food processing.

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Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:41
Experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science. They have engineered "artificial graphene" by recreating, for the first time, the electronic structure of graphene in a semiconductor device.
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Researchers make solid ground toward better lithium-ion battery interfaces

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:14
New research has identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions across battery interfaces.
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