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'Material universe' yields surprising new particle

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new type of particle called the type-II Weyl fermion in metallic materials. When subjected to a magnetic field, the materials cont...

Iranian Scientists Discover New Catalyst to Remove Pharmaceutical Compounds from Wastewater

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences produced the laboratorial sample of a nanocatalyst with high efficiency in the elimination of pharmaceutical compounds from w...

RAMAN Spectrometry Makes Characterization of Various Nanostructures Possible

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A group of Iranian researchers carried out a review study on the effects of frequency caused by RAMAN spectrometry on the properties and characteristics of various nanostructures.

Nanoparticles Boost Impact Resistance of Special Type of Polymer

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanoparticles and epoxy resin simultaneously to increase impact resistance of a type of polymer that is commonly used in various industries.

Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current.

Dimensionality transition in a newly created material

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide, recently created and teste...

Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
In an article published in Small, researchers successfully applied a new qualitative and quantitative method for the detection of a DNA sequence characteristic of Leishmania infantum kinetoplast, a fr...

A new form of real gold, almost as light as air

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A nugget of real 20 carats gold, so light that it does not sink in a cappuccino, floating instead on the milk foam - what sounds unbelievable has actually been accomplished by researchers from ETH Zur...

Medical and aerospace electronics powered by Picosun ALD

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
ESPOO, Finland, 26th November, 2015 – Picosun Oy, leading supplier of high end Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for global industries, launches ALD equipment for production of...

New 'self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating oppor...

Etch masks reach a higher dimension

Nanotechweb - November 27, 2015 - 12:46pm
Researchers devise a single-step process for fabricating etched structures aligned on more than one plane.

Scientists design a QKD-based quantum private query with no failure

Nanotech-Now - November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Cryptography is the approach to protect data secrecy in public environment. Certain cryptographic communications require not only the security of the transmitted message against eavesdropping from an...

MIT mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale: New formula identifies limits to nanoscale heat transfer, may help optimize devices that convert heat to electricity

Nanotech-Now - November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
How much heat can two bodies exchange without touching? For over a century, scientists have been able to answer this question for virtually any pair of objects in the macroscopic world, from the rate...

Physicists explain the unusual behavior of strongly disordered superconductors: Using a theory they developed previously, the scientists have linked superconducting carrier density with the quantum properties of a substance

Nanotech-Now - November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists Mikhail Feigel'man (the head of MIPT's theoretical nanophysics laboratory) and Lev Ioffe have explained the unusual effect in a number of promising superconductor materials. Using a theory...

Scientists 'see' detailed make-up of deadly toxin for the first time: Exciting advance provides hope for developing novel potential method of treating pneumococcal diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia

Nanotech-Now - November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists from the University of Leicester have for the first time created a detailed image of a toxin - called pneumolysin - associated with deadly infections such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis...

Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease

Nanotech-Now - November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood. The techno...

Researchers find new, inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands production

Nanotech-Now - November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a process to remove contaminants from oil sands wastewater using only sunlight and nanoparticles that is more effective and inexpensive than conventional treatment methods.

Production of Nanocapsules Containing Omega-3 Powder in Iran

Nanotech-Now - November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced nanocapsules containing omega-3 oil at laboratorial scale in a project in association with an Iranian enterprise active in the production of foodstuff.

Tandem solar cells are simply better: Higher efficiency thanks to perovskite magic crystal

Nanotech-Now - November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
What is true for double-blade razors is also true for solar cells: two work steps are more thorough than one. Stacking two solar cells one on top of the other, where top cell is semi-transparent, whic...

Nanocrystals convert infrared light into visible light

Nanotechweb - November 27, 2015 - 4:30am
New films could help improve silicon-based solar cells and cameras.