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Scientists create laser-activated superconductor

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Shining lasers at superconductors can make them work at higher temperatures, suggests new findings from an international team of scientists including the University of Bath.

Graphene decharging and molecular shielding

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Joint theoretical and experimental study suggested that graphene sheets efficiently shield chemical interactions. One of the promising applications of this phenomenon is associated with im-proving qua...

Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles: Single photons can quickly modify individual electrons embedded in a semiconductor chip and vice versa

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons, an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum n...

Chiral magnetic effect generates quantum current: Separating left- and right-handed particles in a semi-metallic material produces anomalously high conductivity

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a new way to generate very low-resistance electric current in a new class o...

A fast solidification process makes material crackle

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
What does it sound like when liquids solidify very fast? Researchers from the Centre of Excellence in Computational Nanoscience at Aalto University and their colleagues at Brown University and the...

Metal oxide sandwiches: New option to manipulate properties of interfaces

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Sandwich systems of thin film transition metal oxides display surprising properties at their interfaces. In case of the paradigmatic example of Lanthan-Aluminate ( LaAlO3) and Strontium-Titanate (SrTi...

Canadian physicists discover new properties of superconductivity

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
New findings from an international collaboration led by Canadian scientists may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level, a key step in understanding how to h...

Leading bugs to the death chamber: A kinder face of cholesterol

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Cells of our immune system kill pathogens by enclosing them in a compartment called the phagosome. The phagosome undergoes programmed maturation, where the pathogen is degraded. Intimately linked to t...

From allergens to anodes: Pollen derived battery electrodes

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
From Allergens to Battery Anodes: Nature-Inspired, Pollen Derived Carbon Architectures for Room-and Elevated-Temperature Li-ion Storage Jialiang Tang & Vilas G. Pol * School of Chemical Engineer...

The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
The road to more versatile wearable technology is dotted with iron. Specifically, quantum dots of iron arranged on boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). The new material is the subject of a study to be pub...

Copper nanowires make good transparent electrodes

Nanotechweb - February 8, 2016 - 5:52am
The nanomaterials are stable in air when coated with reduced graphene oxide.

Diamond defects and quantum logic give NMR a boost

Nanotechweb - February 8, 2016 - 5:49am
New technique can home in on single molecules.

Scientists take key step toward custom-made nanoscale chemical factories: Berkeley Lab researchers part of team that creates new function in tiny protein shell structures

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria. They introduced a metal binding site to its shell that will allow ele...

Discovery of the specific properties of graphite-based carbon materials

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Tsukuba Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Associate Professor Takahiro Kondo and Professor Junji Nakamura, in cooperation with Researcher Donghui Guo and Professor Susumu Okada of the...

Study reveals how herpes virus tricks the immune system

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
With over half the U.S. population infected, most people are familiar with the pesky cold sore outbreaks caused by the herpes virus. The virus outsmarts the immune system by interfering with the proce...

Hepatitis virus-like particles as potential cancer treatment

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
UC Davis researchers have developed a way to use the empty shell of a Hepatitis E virus to carry vaccines or drugs into the body. The technique has been tested in rodents as a way to target breast can...

Organic crystals allow creating flexible electronic devices: The researchers from the Faculty of Physics of the Moscow State University have grown organic crystals that allow creating flexible electronic devices

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Faculty of Physics of the Moscow State University have grown organic semiconductor crystals which can reduce the cost of the process of creating light, flexible and transparent lig...

Researchers discover new phase of boron nitride and a new way to create pure c-BN

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride (Q-BN), which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays....

Phosphine is one of the newest

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Phosphine is one of the newest materials to be named a superconductor, a material through which electricity can flow with zero resistance.

Scientists guide gold nanoparticles to form 'diamond' superlattices: DNA scaffolds cage and coax nanoparticles into position to form crystalline arrangements that mimic the atomic structure of diamond

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticle...