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Self-healing, highly sensitive nanostructured electronic sensors

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 17:07
Researchers have developed a facile and effective approach to fabricate spontaneous self-healing and highly sensitive sensors based on metal?ligand coordination and hierarchical structure design.

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Scientists design molecular system for artificial photosynthesis

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:54
System is designed to mimic key functions of the photosynthetic center in green plants to convert solar energy into chemical energy stored by hydrogen fuel.

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'Miracle material' discovery could end cracked smart devices

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:44
A new material could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens, report investigators.
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Holey 2D nanosheets help make better alkali-ion batteries

Nanotechweb.org - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:16
Nanostructures improve energy-storage devices.
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Conductive ink improves mechanical durability of printed e-textiles

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:27
Researchers have developed textile-permeable viscous ink which can be directly screen/stencil printed on textile substrates. This conductive composite enables highly conductive and stretchable wirings on textile with a simple and inexpensive way.

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Lasers pick up good vibrations

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:07
The changes to the structure of a light-sensing protein have been tracked over incredibly short time scales.

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3D-printed, fully integrated wireless sensor devices

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:58
Researchers have demonstrated a fully integrated and packaged wireless sensor for environmental monitoring applications. The disposable sensor was developed using low-cost additive manufacturing technologies; namely, inkjet printing and 3D printing. This is a demonstration of 3D-printed fully-integrated System-on-Package (SoP) employing inkjet-printed sensors. This work could pave the way for low-cost disposable fully integrated wireless sensor nodes.

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Breaking Newton's Law

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:38
In the quantum world, our intuition for moving objects is strongly challenged and may sometimes even completely fail. Experimental physicists have found a quantum particle which shows an intriguing oscillatory back-and-forth motion in a one-dimensional atomic gas.

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Seeing the forest and the trees to find parasitic reactions in batteries

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:32
Detailed view of the atomic scale and mesoscale changes in a troubling layer offers insights for a better battery.

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Fulleren-graphene nanomaterials could end cracked electronics

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:26
Researchers found that by combining semiconducting molecules C60 with layered materials, such as graphene and hBN, they could produce a unique material technology, which could revolutionise the concept of smart devices.

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Locked movement in molecular motor and rotor

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 23:20
For a motor to power machinery, the local motion has to be translated into the ordered movement of other parts of the system. Organic chemists have now achieved this in a molecular motor.

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Plasmonics could bring sustainable society, desalination tech

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 23:14
The emerging field of plasmonics could bring advances in chemical manufacturing, usher in new clean and sustainable technologies and desalination systems to avert a future global water crisis.

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Ionic hydrogel makes ultra-stretchy energy harvester

Nanotechweb.org - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 17:41
Triboelectric nanogenerator could be used as electronic skin and for tactile sensing.
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Researchers flip the script on magnetocapacitance

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:01
Researchers show that by using different materials to build a quantum tunneling junction, they were able to alter capacitance by manipulating spins in the opposite way from 'normal' magnetocapacitance. This inverse effect, the researchers say, adds one more potentially useful phenomenon to the spintronics toolkit.

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Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for more than a year

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 13:54
Scientists have built a low-cost, ultra-stable perovskite solar cell that has operated for more than a year without loss in performance (11.2%).

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Metamaterial allows for ultraviolet nanolithography below the diffraction limit

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:47
Researchers report an optically patternable metamaterial comprised of monolayered silver nanoislands embedded within a photosensitive polymer resin for ultraviolet nanolithography.

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Radiation therapy, macrophages improve efficacy of nanoparticle-delivered cancer therapy

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:47
A research team has identified a surprising new role for the immune cells called macrophages - improving the effectiveness of nanoparticle-delivered cancer therapies.

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In atomic propellers, quantum phenomena can mimic everyday physics

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:42
Chemists have observed that under the appropriate conditions, quantum rotations can very well mimic normal, classical rotation.

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Making skin sensors stick

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:32
Research groups around the world are taking big strides towards developing ultrathin and flexible sensor devices that could be attached to the skin, or even organs, and monitor vital body functions. However, the adhesion to skin of many of these sensor patches is weak. A new milestone study on skin adhesives for wearable devices is about to change that. It demonstrates that it is possible to strongly and non-invasively attach soft wearable sensors and other devices to dry or wet skin.

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NanoCelluComp - Creating Value from Waste

NanoForum: European Nanotechnology Gateway - Thu, 03/07/2013 - 18:32
IoN: The FP7-funded project NanoCelluComp aims to produce bionanocomposite materials from renewable sources namely vegetable waste.
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