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Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
Machine learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can help bring to Earth the clean fusion energy that lights the su...

Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam: New method could be useful for building quantum sensors and computers

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
The ultimate degree of control for engineering would be the ability to create and manipulate materials at the most basic level, fabricating devices atom by atom with precise control.

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency: A slippery surface for liquids with very low surface tension promotes droplet formation, facilitating heat transfer

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into a sheet when they come into contact with a surface. But for many industrial processes it...

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing: New dual-cavity design emits more single photons that can carry quantum information at room temperature

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
MIT researchers have designed a way to generate, at room temperature, more single photons for carrying quantum information. The design, they say, holds promise for the development of practical quantum...

Successful installation of the first Photonic Professional GT2 at KEIO University in Japan

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
The KEIO University, one of Japan’s most prestigious private university is the first customer using Nanoscribe´s latest 3D printer model Photonic Professional GT2. The installation at the Center for R...

New way to beat the heat in electronics: Rice University lab's flexible insulator offers high strength and superior thermal conduction

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
A nanocomposite invented at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage and electric devices.<...

CEA-Leti Develops CMOS Process for High-Performance MicroLEDs That Could Overcome Display-Size Obstacles: New Concept Creates All-in-One RGB MicroLEDs, Eliminates Several Transfer Steps to Receiving Substrate & Boosts Performance

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced a new technology for fabricating GaN microLED displays for applications ranging from smart watches to TVs with no size limit.

New Argonne coating could have big implications for lithium batteries

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
Coating provides extra layer of protection for battery cathodes. Building a better lithium-ion battery involves addressing a myriad of factors simultaneously, from keeping the battery's cathode ele...

Skoltech researchers developed new perovskite-inspired semiconductors for electronic devices

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
The collaborative effort of researchers from Skoltech, SB RAS Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, and RAS Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics translated into the development of advanced...

Nanotubes enable travel of Huntington's protein: Rhes protein makes its own road to convey disease drivers

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2019 - 7:45am
A toxic protein linked to Huntington's disease can move from neuron to neuron through a nanotube tunnel whose construction is initiated by a protein called Rhes, say scientists at Scripps Research.

Manipulating superconductivity using a 'mechanic' and an 'electrician'

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2019 - 7:45am
In the strongly correlated materials such as cuprate high-temperature superconductors, superconductivity can be controlled either by changing the number of electrons or by changing the kinetic energy,...

A surprising experiment opens the path to new particle manipulation methods: Unexpected result from acoustics experiment could have applications in biomedical and microsystems research

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at Aalto University have discovered a surprising phenomenon that changes how we think about how sound can move particles. Their experiment is based on a famous experiment recognisable from...

2D insulators with ferromagnetism are rare; researchers just identified a new one

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2019 - 7:45am
Collaborating scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Princeton University have discovered a new layered ferromagnetic semiconductor, a rare...

Better microring sensors for optical applications

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2019 - 7:45am
Optical sensing is one of the most important applications of light science. It plays crucial roles in astronomy, environmental science, industry and medical diagnoses.

Discovery may lead to new materials for next-generation data storage: Army-funded research demonstrates emergent chirality in polar skyrmions for the first time in oxide superlattices

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Research funded in part by the U.S. Army identified properties in materials that could one day lead to applications such as more powerful data storage devices that continue to hold information even af...

Army discovery opens path to safer batteries

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Soldiers carrying 15-25 pounds of batteries could carry batteries a fraction of the weight but with the same energy and improved safety, a new study shows.

Computing faster with quasi-particles

Nanotech-Now - May 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Majorana particles are very peculiar members of the family of elementary particles. First predicted in 1937 by the Italian physicist Ettore Majorana, these particles belong to the group of so-called f...

ZEN gets $1m grant for graphene-enhanced concrete project

Nanotech-Now - May 12, 2019 - 6:34pm
Canada's ZEN Graphene Solutions (TSXV: ZEN) this week received a $1 million grant aimed at accelerating its graphene-enhanced concrete research and development project.

A new system for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus: A piece of research by the UPV/EHU-CIBER BBN reduces the technical problems in microencapsulating pancreatic islets when treating type 1 diabetes mellitus

Nanotech-Now - May 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DMT1) contributes to 10% of the total of cases of diabetes mellitus worldwide, mainly in young people and is regarded as a growing health risk. DMT1 is characterised by the s...

A cautionary tale for researchers working on selective drug delivery

Nanotech-Now - May 10, 2019 - 7:45am
Many studies indicating that DNA nanostructures can enter cells more readily than simple DNA strands are flawed, according to researchers at McGill University. In a paper published in the American Che...