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Nanoporous carbon electrodes harvest blue energy

Nanotechweb.org - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 17:35
They could also be the next big thing in water desalination
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Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 16:11
Chemists have found a much faster and more efficient way to store and process information by expanding the limitations of how the flow of electricity can be used and managed.
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Dynamical Casimir effect within reach of optomechanics

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:55
Mirrors vibrating at very high frequencies could create photons from nothing.

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Moore's Law extended with the use of light

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:48
Chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information .

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Nanodiamonds are forever

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 02:03
Say goodbye to the slogan 'diamonds are forever'. For industries that use dry lubricant, the up-and-coming phrase is more likely to be 'broken nanodiamonds are forever'.

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Chemists develop molecular switch for on-demand cargo release

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:50
Chemists find a molecular switch such that two compounds that would readily react with each other can be in the same solution, separated by a very thin membrane and kept from reacting with each other until a molecular switch is thrown.

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NASA eyes versatile carbon-nanotube technology for spaceflight applications

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 20:45
An ultra-dark coating comprised of nearly invisible shag rug-like strands made of pure carbon is proving to be highly versatile for all types of spaceflight applications.

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Strain improves performance of atomically thin semiconductor material

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 19:50
Materials scientists show conclusively for the first time that the properties of atomically thin materials can be mechanically manipulated to enhance their performance. The finding could lead to faster computer processors and more efficient optical sensors.
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Nanotechnology for more sustainable farming?

Nanotechweb.org - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:14
First systematic comparison of nano-pesticides and fertilisers with conventional equivalents
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Bubbly graphene: How cool or hot are you?

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:25
In a perfect match between theory and experiments, scientists predict, measure and control the temperature of large graphene bubbles with a single laser beam.

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Elucidation of vibration energy of a single molecule in an external force field

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:35
The vibration of a molecule on a surface contains critical information on the molecule-surface interaction, crucial for understanding surface phenomena and for important processes like catalysis.

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Step aside Superman, steel is no competition for this new material

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 00:26
When it comes to materials, there is no question as to who wins the strongman competition. Spider silk is known as being the strongest fabric, and steel, ceramics and glass fibers are the best building materials. But now, researchers are reporting that specially arranged nano-sized cellulose fibers are the strongest material of them all, in a move that might cause some to re-name Superman the 'man of cellulose.'
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Microwaved plastic increases lithium-sulfur battery life span

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:39
Engineers have figured out a way to tackle plastic landfills while also improving batteries - by putting ink-free plastic soaked in sulfur-containing solvent into a microwave, and then into batteries as a carbon scaffold.

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Liquid crystals self-regulate the release of drugs in precise, repeating doses with simple nudge from their environment

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:32
Researchers have developed liquid crystal films and droplets that can hold a wide range of micro-cargo until their release is cued by body heat or a beam of light or even the wake of swimming microorganisms.

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Revealing the mysteries of superconductors

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:15
Scientists have successfully demonstrated that a new type of optical magnetometer, the NV magnetoscope, can map a unique feature of superconductive materials that along with zero resistance defines the superconductivity itself.
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Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:22
Researchers have produced a bio-based material that is reported to surpass the strength of all known bio-based materials whether fabricated or natural, including wood and spider silk.

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Visualization of molecular soccer balls

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:32
A research team images single doped fullerene molecules using scanning tunneling microscopy.

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A new generation of graphene incorporates 'separators'

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 15:50
The separator molecules are designed to separate graphene flakes without degrading their properties, so as to have control over the material.

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Light-induced superconductivity under high pressure

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 14:24
Scientists investigated optically-induced superconductivity in the alkali-doped fulleride K3C60under high external pressures.

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Graphene and X-ray laser open new view on Alzheimer's proteins

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:07
Graphene enables structural analysis of naturally occurring amyloids.

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