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Powered by windows: enhanced power factor in transparent thermoelectric nanowire materials

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:55
A research group successfully developed a methodology for enhancing thermoelectric power factor while decreasing thermal conductivity. By introducing ZnO nanowires into ZnO films, the thermoelectric power factor became 3 times larger than that of ZnO film without ZnO nanowires.

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'Bionic mushrooms' fuse nanotech, bacteria and fungi

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:24
Researchers have taken an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with 3D-printed clusters of cyanobacteria that generate electricity and swirls of graphene nanoribbons that can collect the current.
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Scientists shuffle the deck to create materials with new quantum behaviors

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:06
Generating complex multi-principle element transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) is essential for the future development of new generations of quantum, electronic, and energy conversion materials is difficult.

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3D-printed bionic mushrooms fuse nanotechnology, bacteria and fungi

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:49
Researchers take an ordinary white button mushroom and supercharge it with clusters of tightly-packed cyanobacteria and swirls of graphene nanoribbons to make electricity.

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Silver nanoparticles and boron nitride to help get rid of carbon monoxide emissions

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:48
Chemists have developed a new hybrid catalyst for carbon monoxide oxidation consisting of hexagonal boron nitride and silver nanoparticles. This material makes it possible to get a full conversion of carbon monoxide at only 194 degrees Celsius.

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Dancing atoms in perovskite materials provide insight into how solar cells work

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:35
A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized 'hot' technology that would significantly improve the efficiency of today?s solar cells.

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Nanotechnology-based immunotherapy that promotes organ transplant acceptance

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:13
Researchers have developed a novel type of immunotherapy based on innovative nanotechnology that induces long-term organ transplant acceptance in mice. Their study could transform patient care and help to overcome barriers that prevent successful long-term transplant outcomes.

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Filtering liquids with liquids saves electricity

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:03
Liquid-gated membrane filtration system improves industrial wastewater purification and saves energy.

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New research center to explore spintronics materials for advanced computing

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:34
Advances in the materials needed for spintronics devices could enable new computational systems, including neuromorphic systems inspired by the human brain that promise to dramatically improve the efficiency of important tasks.

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Engineers develop ultrathin, ultralight 'nanocardboard'

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:27
Engineers have demonstrated a new material they call 'nanocardboard', an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square centimeter of nanocardboard weighs less than a thousandth of a gram and can spring back into shape after being bent in half.

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Ultrathin, ultralight 'nanocardboard'

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 20:16
Engineers have demonstrated a new material they call 'nanocardboard,' an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square centimeter of nanocardboard weighs less than a thousandth of a gram and can spring back into shape after being bent in half. Nanocardboard's stiffness-to-weight ratio makes it ideal for aerospace and microrobotic applications, where every gram counts.
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Scientists to track the reaction of crystals to the electric field

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 18:34
An international team developed a new method for measuring the response of crystals on the electric field.

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Making steps toward improved data storage

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 18:29
Researchers map nanoscale changes in memory material.

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Physicists grow stable perovskite layers for high-performance solar cells

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:44
A new research report describes in detail how perovskites form and decay. The results could help produce high-performance solar cells in the future.

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Graphene takes a step towards renewable fuel

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:40
Scientists are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide.

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Fire ant colonies could inspire molecular machines, swarming robots

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:23
Think of it as mathematics with a bite: Researchers have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts. The findings may help researchers understand other dynamic networks in nature, including cells in the human body.

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Beta-lead oxide quantum dots

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:13
In recent years, black-phosphorus-analogue (BPA) two-dimensional materials have been demonstrated to exhibit promising optoelectronic performances and distinguished ambient stabilities, holding great promise in practical applications. In new work, researchers demonstrated that ultra-small 2D beta-lead oxide quantum dots showed fast carrier dynamics and significantly high photocurrent density and excellent ambient stability. These findings hold great potential for high-performance BPA-based optoelectronic devices.

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Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: 'electron quantum metamaterials'

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 22:29
New materials are being synthesized by twisting and stacking atomically thin layers. To bring it all under one roof, physicists propose this field of research be called ''electron quantum metamaterials.'
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Detecting E. coli strains using molecular electronics

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:26
Electrical engineers have adapted a molecular electronic device called a single-molecule break junction to detect RNA from strains of E. coli known for causing illness.

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Standing in for a kidney, MXene materials can be used to filter urea, could give dialysis patients the freedom to move

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:25
A type of two-dimensional layered material has emerged as a candidate to assist in replacing the body's waste filtration system in wearable kidneys.
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