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The winner of the inaugural single-molecule nanotechnology Nanocar Race (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 20:23
The winner completed th 150-nanometer course in about 1.5 hours.

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'Hot' electrons don't mind the gap

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 19:23
Scientists discover that 'hot' electrons can create a photovoltage about a thousand times larger than ordinary temperature differences in nanoscale gaps in gold wires. This finding opens a path for plasmonic tunneling-based photodetectors for sensors, solar cells and electronics.
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Bird feathers inspire researchers to produce vibrant new colors

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 17:21
A research team mimics the rich color of bird plumage and demonstrates new ways to control how light interacts with materials.

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The complex interplay of nanosilver and wheat roots

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 17:15
A new study illustrates the complexity of the toxicity pattern for plants exposed to silver nanoparticles, the necessity of monitoring several markers to accurately evaluate the toxicity, and the interest of interpreting the toxicity pattern in light of the distribution and speciation of silver.

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Nanogaps in plasmonic gold wires enhance voltage when excited

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 16:46
If they're quick about it, 'hot' electrons excited in a plasmonic metal can tunnel their way across a nanoscale gap to a neighboring metal. Scientists said the cool part is what happens in the gap.

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Chemically custom tailored graphene

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 16:38
Scientists were able to identify, for the first time, vibrational spectra as the specific fingerprints of step-by-step chemically modified graphene by means of light scattering.

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Slingshot to shoot drugs onto the site of an infection

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 16:32
Chemists specializing in nanotechnology create a molecular slingshot that could shoot drugs at precise locations in the human body once triggered by specific disease markers.
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Exchange-coupled quantum dot reads out a single electron spin

Nanotechweb.org - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 14:38
New, non-destructive technique could be used to study single-spin dynamics in the quantum limit and help in the development of molecular magnet-based quantum information processing technologies.
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Germanium-based dielectric metasurfaces produce structural colours

Nanotechweb.org - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 13:24
Structures could replace any ink-based colour printing products and might be promising for outdoor posters and wallpapers or even car coatings.
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A molecular slingshot to shoot drugs onto the site of an infection

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:17
Chemists specializing in nanotechnology create a molecular slingshot that shoots drugs.

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Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:01
Quantum physicists have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing.

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Organic electronics: Semiconductors as decal stickers

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:57
No more error-prone evaporation deposition, drop casting or printing: Scientists have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, which can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates.

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Nanocatalysts generate power from polluted air

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:50
Researchers have succeeded in developing a process that purifies air and, at the same time, generates power. The device must only be exposed to light in order to function.

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X-ray imaging and computer modeling help map electric properties of nanomaterials

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 19:07
Researchers have developed a new approach for studying piezoelectric materials using ultrafast 3-D X-ray imaging and computer modeling. Their integrated approach can help us better understand material behavior and engineer more powerful and energy-efficient technologies.
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X-ray imaging and computer modeling help map electric properties of nanomaterials (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 15:01
Researchers have developed a new approach for studying piezoelectric materials by using ultrafast 3-D X-ray imaging and computer modeling. Their integrated approach can help us better understand material behavior and engineer more powerful and energy-efficient technologies.

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Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 23:16
Scientists have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The new material could lead to smaller, faster, and more powerful electronics, as well as more efficient solar cells.
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Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 20:34
Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material.

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Physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 20:29
Control of light-matter interaction is central to fundamental phenomena and technologies such as photosynthesis, lasers, LEDs and solar cells. Researchers have now demonstrated a new class of artificial media called photonic hypercrystals that can control light-matter interaction in unprecedented ways.

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First underwater carpet cloak realized, with metamaterial

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 20:24
Researchers have designed and fabricated an underwater acoustic carpet cloak using transformation acoustics, a scientific first.

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Optical chip gives microscopes nanoscale resolution

Nanotechweb.org - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:19
Low-cost device could boost the use of super-resolution microscopy
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