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How to manipulate the properties of carbon nanostructures

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:28
Scientists are investigating the properties of hybrid systems consisting of carbon nanostructures and a dye.

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Nanopatterning technique records structural colour at low cost

Nanotechweb.org - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:40
New method combining nanoimprint and optical patterning allows long-term archiving of information in an obsolescence-proof form.
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Like a game of 'spot the difference' for disease-prone versus healthy people

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:06
The change in behaviour of natural nanoparticles, called lipoproteins, under pressure could provide new insights to better understand the genesis of high cholesterol and atherosclerosis.

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Making an ultra-small silicon 'chip'

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:00
A new polymer, created with a structure inspired by crystalline silicon, may make it easier to build better computers and solar cells.

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Scientists study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages with possible applications in nanotechnology

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:54
A multidisciplinary team of mathematicians, theoretical physicists, chemists and biochemists came together to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages with possible applications in nanotechnology and synthetic biology.

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New solid nanomaterial lubricant shown to reduce friction and wear on steel surfaces

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:45
Researchers have created a new type of non-liquid lubricant that has been shown to reduce friction and wear significantly under the extreme conditions found in various applications, from air compressors to missile systems.

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Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 20:05
Researchers have developed a device that can switch cell function to rescue failing body functions with a single touch. The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), injects genetic code into skin cells, turning those skin cells into other types of cells required for treating diseased conditions.
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Success in enhancing performance of the cryogenic adsorption pump used in the divertor

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 18:40
Scientists have succeeded in enhancing the high-performance of the cryogenic adsorption pump used for the evacuation of the Large Helical Device's (LHD) divertor). It became possible by the selection of appropriate carbon (charcoal) and the development of methods that do not require the organic adhesion. Due to the improved performance the evacuation ability has improved by seven times.
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Smaller is better for inertial nanosensors

Nanotechweb.org - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 17:04
Flash: Decreasing the size avoids stiction, allowing greater sensitivity and reliability.
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Nanocrystalline LEDs: Red, green, yellow, blue …

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:23
The color of the light emitted by an LED can be tuned by altering the size of their semiconductor crystals. Researchers have now found a clever and economical way of doing just that, which lends itself to industrial-scale production.
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Photonic nanostructures by design

Nanotechweb.org - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:58
Wrinkle lithography and computer-based calculations are a winning combination for making quasi-random structured surfaces.
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NanoVelcro microchips for prenatal testing

Nanotechweb.org - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:48
New non-invasive technique could be a safer alternative to amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.
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Nanocrystalline LEDs: Red, green, yellow, blue...

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:44
The color of the light emitted by an LED can be tuned by altering the size of their semiconductor crystals. Researchers have now found a clever and economical way of doing just that, which lends itself to industrial-scale production.

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Harvesting water energy with a wearable, all-fabric triboelectric generator

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:38
Wearable energy harvesters are greatly attractive and receive intensive research efforts in recent years, aiming at powering various emerging flexible and wearable electronics to meet the requirements of smart fabrics, motion tracking and health monitoring. Researchers now have developed a coating based on cellulose-derived hydrophobic nanoparticles and demonstrated its application as a wearable water triboelectric generator that harvests energy from water flow. This innovative fabric-based TEG has self-cleaning and antifouling properties.

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Gold specks raise hopes for better cancer treatments

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:09
A tiny medical device containing gold specks could boost the effects of cancer medication and reduce its harm, research suggests.

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New biosensor stimulates sweat even when patient is resting and cool

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 07:02
The device the size of a Band-Aid could revolutionize remote diagnosis and monitoring.

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Microbot origami can capture, transport single cells (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 05:09
Researchers have developed a way to assemble and pre-program tiny structures made from microscopic cubes to change their shape when actuated by a magnetic field and then, using the magnetic energy from their environment, perform a variety of tasks - including capturing and transporting single cells.

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Simultaneous design and nanomanufacturing speeds up fabrication

NanoWerk.com - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 04:58
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has used mathematics and machine learning to design an optimal material for light management in solar cells, then fabricated the nanostructured surfaces simultaneously with a new nanomanufacturing technique.

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Simultaneous design and nanomanufacturing speeds up fabrication

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 20:39
By using concurrent design and nanomanufacturing, researchers produce inexpensive material surfaces for use in ultra-thin solar cells that can absorb more light.
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Lightweight catalyst for artificial photosynthesis

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 18:04
Nanochemistry meets macrostructures: Scientists report the synthesis of a macroscopic aerogel from carbonitride nanomaterials which is an excellent catalyst for the water-splitting reaction under visible-light irradiation. The study adds new opportunities to the material properties of melamine-derived carbonitrides.
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