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DNA: The next hot material in photonics?

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:52
Using DNA from salmon, researchers in South Korea hope to make better biomedical and other photonic devices based on organic thin films.
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Glowing news for organic materials

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:36
World's first demonstration of persistent luminescence from organic materials set to unlock new and expanded uses for the glow-in-the-dark phenomenon.

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Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on display

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:32
Engineers are observing the interactions of colloidal gold nanoparticles inside tiny aquariumlike sample containers to gain more control over the self-assembly process of engineered materials.

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New 'building material' points toward quantum computers

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:26
A research team has shown that it is possible to produce 'Majorana particles' in a new 'building material'.

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DNA: The next hot material in photonics?

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:46
Scientists fine-tune organic thin films with an eye toward biomedical devices.

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Superconductivity found in thin films of titanium oxide

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:41
Researchers reported superconductivity in two kinds of higher titanium oxides prepared in the form of ultrathin films with a thickness of around 120 nanometers.

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Llama-derived nanobodies as a new tool in solving crystal structure

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:33
Scientists have developed nanobodies that can be labelled on certain amino acids. This provides a direct route for solving new X-ray crystal structures of protein complexes important for gaining mechanistic understanding of cellular processes, which is important in the development of drugs.

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Asphalt helps lithium batteries charge faster

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:05
Researchers find asphalt-nanoribbon anode more efficient, resistant to dendrites.

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Chemists teach computer program to model forces between atoms accurately

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:58
Such simulations of chemical systems can predict their properties under a range of conditions before experiments are performed, enabling further work with only the most promising materials.

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Laser beam hammers graphene into 3D shapes

Nanotechweb.org - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:00
“Optical forging” technique might be used to make new types of devices based on the carbon material.
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Pulsed laser beam produces a liquid stream

Nanotechweb.org - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:55
Newly discovered optofluidics principle combines photoacoustics and acoustic streaming to trigger high-speed flows inside any liquid, even water.
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A deeper understanding of a surface phenomenon

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:47
Phenomena involving surface tension are extremely complex and have applications in our everyday lives, and researchers are tackling the complicated mathematics behind the physics.

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A sea of spinning electrons

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:39
Picture two schools of fish swimming in clockwise and counterclockwise circles. It's enough to make your head spin, and now scientists have discovered the 'chiral spin mode' - a sea of electrons spinning in opposing circles.

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Monitoring oxygen reaction dynamics with an individual nanosheet-based electronic circuit

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:20
Electrocatalysis offers important opportunities for clean fuel production, but uncovering the chemistry at the electrode surface remains a challenge. Here, this work exploits a single-nanosheet device to perform in-situ measurements of water oxidation electrocatalysis and reveal a crucial interaction with oxygen. The obtained in-depth understanding could provide valuable clues for catalysis system design and the in-situ measurement could be also useful to analyze other interfacial reaction processes.

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Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:50
Researchers report exciting new technology that may revolutionize the search for the perfect algal strain: algal droplet bioreactors on a chip the size of a quarter.

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Ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive nanowire hydrogen sensor

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:43
Scientists developed a hydrogen gas sensor which can detect the hydrogen levels under 1 percent in less than 7 seconds using a palladium nanowire array with a metal-organic framework.

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Ultracold atoms point toward an intriguing magnetic behavior

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:34
Using atoms cooled to just billionths of a degree above absolute zero, a team of researchers has discovered an intriguing magnetic behavior that could help explain how high-temperature superconductivity works.

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Electrically heated textiles now possible via UMass Amherst research

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:33
Skiers, crossing guards and others who endure frozen fingers in cold weather may look forward to future relief as manufacturers are poised to take advantage of a new technique for creating electrically heated cloth. Researchers have made gloves that keep fingers as warm as the palm of the hand.
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Ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensor

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:29
Scientists have made an ultra-fast hydrogen sensor that can detect hydrogen gas levels under 1 percent in less than seven seconds. The sensor also can detect hundreds of parts per million levels of hydrogen gas within 60 seconds at room temperature.
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Phase-change material makes first on-chip photonic synapse

Nanotechweb.org - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:43
New device represents a crucial step forward for optical brain-inspired computing.
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