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Liquid metal synthesis for better piezoelectrics: Atomically-thin tin-monosulfide

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:47
Potential materials for future wearable electronics and other motion-powered, energy-harvesting devices.
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The spin state story: Observation of the quantum spin liquid state in novel material

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:40
New insight into the spin behavior in an exotic state of matter puts us closer to next-generation spintronic devices.
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A new nanoconjugate blocks acute myeloid leukemia tumor cells without harming healthy ones

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 13:51
The nanoparticle targets only leukemic cells and therefore would reduce the severe adverse effects of current treatments. The receptor for this nanoparticle is expressed in 20 types of cancer and associated with a poor prognosis, so this drug could open a new therapeutic pathway for other tumors.
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'Magnetic nano knife' inhibits tumor growth under rotating magnetic field

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:17
Researchers report their success of synthesizing urchin-like nickel nanoparticles by magneto-solvothermal method. Rotated by a magnetic field, the nanoparticles' mechanical force can destroy tumor cells and achieve the same effect as a scalpel.
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Method makes plastic transparent and conductive

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:09
In an effort to improve large touchscreens, LED light panels and window-mounted infrared solar cells, researchers have made plastic conductive while also making it more transparent.
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A novel active photonic wireless system to power medical implants

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 10:08
Researchers have developed a unique photonic device that reduces the need for re-implants, paving the way for a breakthrough in medical implant technology.
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Novel 'dual-resonant method' in 2D materials can spur advances in the field of photonics

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:53
Scientists explain a new process that maximizes photon conversion in 2D materials, which could innovate photonic-based applications.
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Scientists dive deep into hidden world of quantum states

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 18:15
New technique could lead to new microprocessors that defy Moore's Law.
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Fluorescent peptide nanoparticles, in every color of the rainbow

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 18:04
Researchers have designed peptide nanoparticles that can each glow in a variety of colors, opening the door for many new biomedical applications.
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Porous graphene ribbons doped with nitrogen for electronics and quantum computing

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:59
Scientists have succeeded in producing the first graphene ribbons whose crystal lattice contains both periodic pores and a regular pattern of nitrogen atoms. The structure of this new material resembles a ladder, with each rung containing two atoms of nitrogen.
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Purifying water with the help of nanomaterials, bacteria and the sun

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:29
Researchers have developed a wood-based steam generator that, with the help of bacterial-produced nanomaterials, harnesses solar energy to purify water.
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Detecting hidden nanostructures by converting light into sound

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:22
Researchers have found a way to detect nanostructures buried under many layers of opaque material, using very high frequency sound waves induced by light. Their findings are promising in view of applications in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, such as wafer alignment.
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Graphene: It is all about the toppings

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 12:01
For many applications in electronics and energy technology, graphene must be combined with other materials: Since graphene is so thin, its properties drastically change when other materials are brought into direct contact with it.
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Old X-rays, new vision: A nano-focused X-ray laser

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:55
Researchers enhance the accuracy of X-ray free-electron laser measurements closer to the diameter of typical atoms than previously possible.
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Contest between superconductivity and insulating states in Magic Angle Graphene

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 18:47
Researchers develop a set of entirely novel knobs to control correlated electrons and demonstrate that superconductivity can exist without insulating phases in Magic Angle Twisted Bi-layer Graphene.
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Atomic 'Swiss Army Knife' precisely measures materials for quantum computers

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:37
Scientists have developed a novel instrument that can make three kinds of atom-scale measurements simultaneously: It images single atoms. It maps atomic-scale hills and valleys on metal and insulating surfaces. And it records the flow of current across atom-thin materials subject to giant magnetic fields.
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Limitations of super-resolution microscopy overcome

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:27
The smallest cell structures can now be imaged even better: The combination of two microscopy methods makes fluorescence imaging with molecular resolution possible for the first time.
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Excitation of robust materials

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:42
Physics team observed extremely fast electronic changes in real time in a special material class.
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When imaging atoms, blurrier is better

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:43
Scientists have developed a new form of ptychography that uses complex algorithms to achieve faster, more efficient imaging with picometer (one-trillionth of a meter) precision that won?t damage samples so easily.
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Electrically focus-tuneable ultrathin lens for high-resolution square subpixels

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:58
Researchers have invented an electrically focus-tunable, graphene-based ultrathin subpixel square lens device that demonstrates excellent focusing performance.
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