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Nanoparticles improve smart-window energy efficiency

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 10:58
A new process synthesizes vanadium dioxide nanoparticles that makes manufacturing energy-efficient smart windows economical.

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Nanoparticles form supercrystals under pressure

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 19:25
Investigations may lead to easier ways to synthesise nanoparticle supercrystals.

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Getting an up-close, 3D view of gold nanostars

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 19:13
Scientists can now measure 3-D structures of tiny particles with properties that hold promise for advanced sensors and diagnostics.

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Artificial synaptic device simulating the function of human brain

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:38
A research team has succeeded in developing an artificial synaptic device that mimics the function of the nerve cells (neurons) and synapses that are response for memory in human brains.

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Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer cells

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:32
Scientists develop a new device for metronomic photodynamic therapy to facilitate a minimally-invasive and effective cancer treatment in delicate organs.

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Single molecule control for a millionth of a billionth of a second

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:25
Physicists have discovered how to manipulate and control individual molecules for a millionth of a billionth of a second, after being intrigued by some seemingly odd results.

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Researchers study bismuth films to develop electromagnetic radiation protection shields

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:42
Bismuth is a heavy metal with high density and big number of shell electrons. This makes it analogous to such widely used materials as lead. However, in the ratio of the protection efficiency to mass-size parameters bismuth is the best option.

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Researchers use silicon nanoparticles for enhancing solar cells efficiency

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:40
An international research group improved perovskite solar cells efficiency by using materials with better light absorption properties. For the first time, researchers used silicon nanoparticles.

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First ever large-scale 2D surface deposition of piezoelectric material

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:32
Researchers have developed a revolutionary method to 'print' large-scale sheets of two dimensional piezoelectric material, opening new opportunities for piezo-sensors and energy harvesting.

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Carbon nanotubes give two excitons for the price of one

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:20
Efficient generation of photon pairs from modified carbon nanotubes shows path to new types of light sources.

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Tuning terahertz beams with nanoparticles

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:15
Scientists uncover a way to control terahertz radiation using tiny engineered particles in a magnetic field, potentially opening the doors for better medical and environmental sensors.

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New electron glasses sharpen view of atomic-scale features

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:10
A new approach to atom probe tomography promises more precise and accurate measurements vital to semiconductors used in computers, lasers, detectors, and more.

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Scaling up single-crystal graphene

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:06
New method can make films of atomically thin carbon that are over a foot long.

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Cooling in color

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:33
Recently developed concepts in photonic designs and meta- and nanomaterials have improved the effectiveness of passive radiative coolers that function in the daytime. Whereas all of these radiative coolers are white or silver in color, researchers have now presented concepts and strategies for daytime radiative cooling systems that offer aesthetically desirable colors and patterns. These device not only emit infrared waves effectively under a clear sky, but also displays vivid colors.

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Novel 3D nanoprinted polymer lenses for X-ray microscopes

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:41
Scientists have invented a new and cost-effective method for making X-ray lenses with nanometer-sized features and excellent focusing capabilities.

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Why size matters for gold as a catalyst

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 21:22
Advanced microscopy study reveals insights into the catalytic activity of gold nanoparticles.

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Probing molecular limit of plasmonics

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 20:47
Researchers are probing the physical limits of excited electronic states called plasmons by studying them in organic molecules with fewer than 50 atoms.
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Heat transfer surprise could lead to thermal transistors

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 20:47
As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances.
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A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 19:32
Using tiny micromotors to diagnose and treat disease in the human body could soon be a reality. But keeping these devices intact as they travel through the body remains a hurdle. Now scientists report that they have found a way to encapsulate micromotors into pills.
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Heat transfer surprise could lead to thermal transistors

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:48
As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances.

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