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New home for nanotechweb.org

Nanotechweb.org - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:28
Find out more about nanotechweb.org's move to the brand-new Physics World site
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Can a quantum drum vibrate and stand still at the same time?

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:27
A team of researchers have made a key step towards understanding the boundary between the quantum world and our everyday classical world.

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Designing safer metal oxide nanoparticles

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:19
Significant bioaccumulation of nanomaterials in the liver via inadvertent or systemic exposure, as well as the lack of a mechanistic knowledge that describes the hazard potential of metal oxide nanoparticles in liver cells, prompted researchers to comprehensively explore metal oxide nanoparticle interactions with major liver cells, including phagocytic cells and hepatocytes. They now report on the assessment of the toxicity of 29 metal oxide nanoparticles in liver macrophages (Kupffer cells) and hepatocytes.

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Researchers mimic comet moth's silk fibers to make 'air-conditioned' fabric

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 03:47
In exploring the optical properties of the Madagascar comet moth's cocoon fibers, a team discovers the fibers' exceptional capabilities to reflect sunlight and to transmit optical signals and images, and develops methods to spin artificial fibers mimicking the natural fibers' nanostructures and optical properties.
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Researchers mimic comet moth's silk fibers to make 'air-conditioned' fabric

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 01:03
In exploring the optical properties of the Madagascar comet moth's cocoon fibers, a research team discovers the fibers' exceptional capabilities to reflect sunlight and to transmit optical signals and images, and develops methods to spin artificial fibers mimicking the natural fibers? nanostructures and optical properties.

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Molecules' movements through membrane present new puzzle

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 00:56
A research team investigating how drug molecules in a solution travel through a nanofluidic membrane found that the molecules and membrane do not interact as expected.

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New blood test rapidly detects signs of pancreatic cancer

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:31
The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for biomarkers of pancreatic cancer. It can provide results in less than an hour.

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Self-assembling 3D battery would charge in seconds

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:25
The world is a big place, but it's gotten smaller with the advent of technologies that put people from across the globe in the palm of one's hand. And as the world has shrunk, it has also demanded that things happen ever faster -- including the time it takes to charge an electronic device.
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Self-assembling 3D battery would charge in seconds

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:25
Instead of having the batteries' anode and cathode on either side of a nonconducting separator, researchers intertwine the components in a self-assembling, 3D gyroidal structure, with thousands of nanoscale pores filled with the elements necessary for energy storage and delivery.

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Supersonic waves may help electronics beat the heat

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:19
Researchers made the first observations of waves of atomic rearrangements, known as phasons, propagating supersonically through a vibrating crystal lattice - a discovery that may dramatically improve heat transport in insulators and enable new strategies for heat management in future electronics devices.

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New concept for structural colors

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:40
Researchers have developed a novel concept that enables colorants which are based on non-toxic materials, which further do not bleach in the sunlight and which do not lose their appearance under high processing temperatures (as needed for glazes of ceramics).

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Porous materials make it possible to have nanotechnology under control

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:23
A research team is able to stabilize different metallic nanostructures by encapsulating them in porous monocrystalline materials.
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Discovery will impact design of drug delivery systems at the molecular level

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:22
Researchers have made a discovery that will impact the design of not only drug delivery systems, but also the development of newer applications in water filtration and energy production. They made this discovery while investigating how the drug molecules in solution travel through a nanochannel drug-delivery system.
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Recent developments to control the location, composition, shape, and structure of encapsulated metal nanostructures

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:59
A research team reports the ability to stabilize different metallic nanostructures by encapsulating them in porous monocrystalline materials.

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Innovative light-delivery technique improves biosensors

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:53
New approach improves practicality of high-sensitivity sensors for cancer, other diseases.

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Glassomer: Processing glass like a polymer

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:37
Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequisites for use in optics, data technology or medical engineering. Materials engineers have developed a forming technology to structure quartz glass like a polymer.

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Discovery will impact design of drug delivery systems at the molecular level

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:29
Scientists have made a discovery that will impact the design of not only drug delivery systems, but also the development of newer applications in water filtration and energy production.

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Metallic drivers of Alzheimer's disease

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:23
The detection of iron and calcium compounds in amyloid plaque cores.

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Flexible, highly efficient multimodal energy harvesting

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:14
A piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support provides a 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezo composites.

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For Industrial Use: New High Performance High Load Linear Stages Family, Ballscrew/Linear Options

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:08
Compared to the competition, these PI-engineered stages offer higher load capacity, allowing for higher dynamics, often required by industrial applications.

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