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Zips on the nanoscale

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:25
Researchers have found a method of forming nanographenes on metal oxide surfaces.
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In-depth insights into glass corrosion

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 13:40
Silicate glass has many applications, however, it has one disadvantage: it corrodes when it comes into contact with aqueous solutions. Scientists were able to observe in detail which processes take place.
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Easing bacterial traffic jams

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 12:20
Controlling the motion of swimming bacteria could benefit applications including microscopic transport, biomedicine and even microrobotics.
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Researchers develop analog memristive synapses for neuromorphic chips

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 12:04
Researchers have developed a technology that makes a transition of the operation mode of flexible memristors to synaptic analog switching by reducing the size of the formed filament. Through this technology, memristors can extend their role to memristive synapses for neuromorphic chips, which will lead to developing soft neuromorphic intelligent systems.
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Scientists measure exact edge between superconducting and magnetic states

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:52
The knowledge of this threshold - called the lower critical field - plays a crucial role in untangling the difficulties that have prevented the broader use of superconductivity in new technologies.
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Engineers make clear droplets produce iridescent colors (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:45
Optical effect could be harnessed for light displays, litmus tests, and makeup products.
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Good news for future tech: Exotic topological materials are surprisingly common

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:37
In a major step forward for an area of research that earned the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, an international team has found that substances with exotic electronic behaviors called topological materials are in fact quite common, and include everyday elements such as arsenic and gold.
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Fast, flexible ionic transistors for bioelectronic devices

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:28
Engineers develop novel ion driven transistor that enables real-time sensing and processing of body signals, a major building block for integrated bioelectronics with application to the brain and beyond.
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A new method for precision drug delivery: painting

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:22
Researchers are integrating ultrasound imaging with ultrasound therapy to pave the way for a new kind of drug delivery.
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Using DNA molds for templating nanoparticles into 2D patterns

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:10
DNA nanotechnology employs DNA as a programmable building material for self-assembled, nanoscale structures with precisely controlled structures, that can lead to improved surface properties relevant to biosensing, materials science, and cell biology. Adding to the available tools for DNA nanopatterning, researchers have demonstrated a novel biotemplating strategy for ordering various nanoparticles into expected two-dimensional (2D) patterns via nanoparticle-surface or nanoparticle-DNA interaction.
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Directed evolution builds nanoparticles

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 20:11
Directed evolution is a powerful technique for engineering proteins. Scientists now show that it can also be used to engineer synthetic nanoparticles as optical biosensors, which are used widely in biology, drug development, and even medical diagnostics such as real-time monitoring of glucose.
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Now you see heat, now you don't

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 20:11
Hiding an object from heat-sensing cameras could be useful for military and technology applications as well as for research. Efforts to develop such a method have been underway for decades with varying degrees of success. Now, researchers report that they have fabricated an inexpensive, easy-to-produce film that makes objects completely invisible to infrared detectors.
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Packaging insecticides in nanocapsules may make them more toxic

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 17:38
Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules -- a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market -- could lead to unintended consequences.
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Now you see heat, now you don't

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:17
Researchers have fabricated an inexpensive, easy-to-produce film that makes objects completely invisible to infrared detectors.
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Directed evolution builds nanoparticles

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 14:56
Scientists have been able to use directed evolution to build not proteins, but synthetic nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are used as optical biosensors.
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Examining silver nanoparticles in natural environments

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:20
Researchers have developed a method to investigate the behaviour of silver nanoparticles in natural waters. The particles regularly enter the sea from products such as sportswear and food packaging. What happens to them there is largely unknown.
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Antibodies on nanoparticle surfaces may foster or fluster therapies

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:15
Scientists have assembled a clearer picture of the molecular activity that occurs when nanoparticles injected into the body are marked for immune system attack.
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Entangling photons of different colors

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:02
Researchers develop a novel chip-based device for quantum communication.
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'Immunizing' quantum bits so that they can grow up

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 06:51
New material enhances supercurrent in topological-insulator nanoribbon Josephson junctions.
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The EU gets specific about nanomaterials

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:33
The EU's Joint Research Centre has released a report clarifying the key concepts and terms used in the European Commission's nanomaterial definition.
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