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Study shows how rough microparticles can cause big problems

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:02
New research finds that the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension's viscosity - effectively making the liquid thicker or thinner.

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A metal-organic framework solution for storing renewable energy

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:51
Novel two-dimensional, metal organic hybrids efficiently move charge, eventually storing renewable energy.

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Experimental 'nano-chemo' particle to treat bladder cancer

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:37
Working with mice and rats, researchers have developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and has not invaded deeper into bladder tissue. The tiny drug-infused particles, they say, potentially offer a less toxic clinical alternative to standard chemotherapy delivered intravenously or through a catheter inserted into the bladder.
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Double-walled carbon nanotubes get sorted

Nanotechweb.org - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:28
Technique separates DWCNTs according to both their inner- and outer-wall electronic types for the first time.
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Injecting electrons jolts 2D structure into new atomic pattern

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:18
The same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be an efficient way to drive atomically thin electronic memory devices of the future.

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Fixing the positions of individual molecules on the surface of a single layer of silicon atoms

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:02
A new way to control the positioning of individual molecules on the surface of materials that are only a single layer of atoms thick has been discovered.

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Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:48
A different type of lithium sulfur battery could be more efficient, less expensive and safer.

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New materials may provide better ways to capture and store solar energy

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:39
New grants to create new materials for solar cells and new photocatalysts for storing the energy they generate.

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Researchers create atom-thick alloys with unanticipated magnetic properties

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:34
Substituting atoms in the process of making two-dimensional alloys not only allows them to be customized for applications but also can make them magnetic.

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Morphologies of porous MoS2 show good performance in hydrogenation of phenol

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:25
A new fabrication method offers the advantages of simple steps, convenient operation, controllable pore size, and a specific surface area.

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Low-cost battery from waste graphite

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:19
Researchers have discovered promising approaches as to how we might produce batteries out of waste graphite and scrap metal.

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The secret to improving liquid crystal's mechanical performance

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:13
Better lubricating properties of lamellar liquid crystals could stem from changing the mobility of their structural dislocations by adding nanoparticles.

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The secret to improving liquid crystal's mechanical performance

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 18:07
Researchers have theoretically calculated the static and dynamical properties of the Cottrell clouds, which form around edge dislocations in liquid crystals of the smectic A variety. This work could help, for example, to improve the lubricating performance of such liquid crystals.
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Scientists develop machine-learning method to predict the behavior of molecules

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:45
An international, interdisciplinary research team of scientists has come up with a machine-learning method that predicts molecular behavior, a breakthrough that can aid in the development of pharmaceuticals and the design of new molecules that can be used to enhance the performance of emerging battery technologies, solar cells, and digital displays.

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Will we be able to use zinc oxide nanoparticles as fertilizers?

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:38
Scientists have studied the effects of using zinc oxide nanoparticles on agriculture.

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Gold nanoprobes track blood flow in tiny vessels

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:06
By improving our understanding of blood flow in vivo the nanoprobes represent an opportunity to help in the early diagnosis of disease.

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A material that gradually 'forgets'

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00
This new material could one day be used for advanced bio-inspired computing.

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Solar-powered devices made of wood could help mitigate water scarcity crisis

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 06:45
Energy from the sun and a block of wood smaller than an adult's hand are the only components needed to heat water to its steaming point in these purifying devices.
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Gold 'nanoprobes' used to track blood flow in tiny vessels

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 04:01
Scientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometers, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood vessels in the body.
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Nanoengineered solar steam generation devices

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 23:58
Engineers have created a new technological solution to the pressing global challenge of water scarcity by creating a suite of solar steam generation devices that are at once efficient, easily accessible, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and extremely low cost.

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