Nano News & Events

Northwestern scientists develop first liquid nanolaser: Technology could lead to new way of doing 'lab on a chip' medical diagnostics

Nanotech-Now - April 26, 2015 - 7:45am
Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser. And it's tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors, a unique and useful feat...
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Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds healing of diabetic skin wounds: Spherical nucleic acids silence gene that interferes with wound healing

Nanotech-Now - April 26, 2015 - 7:45am
A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report.
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Fast and accurate 3-D imaging technique to track optically trapped particles

Nanotech-Now - April 26, 2015 - 7:45am
KAIST researchers published an article on the development of a novel technique to precisely track the 3-D positions of optically trapped particles having complicated geometry in high speed in the Apri...
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Pseudoparticles travel through photoactive material: KIT scientists measure important process in the conversion of light energy -- publication in Nature Communications

Nanotech-Now - April 26, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy: Together with scientists of the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin...
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ORNL reports method that takes quantum sensing to new level

Nanotech-Now - April 26, 2015 - 7:45am
Thermal imaging, microscopy and ultra-trace sensing could take a quantum leap with a technique developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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A silver lining: UCSB researchers cradle silver nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA to create a programmed, tunable fluorescent array

Nanotech-Now - April 26, 2015 - 7:45am
The silver used by Beth Gwinn's research group at UC Santa Barbara has value far beyond its worth as a commodity, even though it's used in very small amounts.
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Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys

Nanotech-Now - April 26, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt (NiFeCrCo) - and m...
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Nature: Low-reflection wings make butterflies nearly invisible: Irregular nanostructures on the transparent wing of the glasswing butterfly prevent the reflection of light -- publication in Nature Communications -- researchers plan applications

Nanotech-Now - April 26, 2015 - 7:45am
The effect is known from the smart phone: Sun is reflected by the display and hardly anything can be seen. In contrast to this, the glasswing butterfly hardly reflects any light in spite of its transp...
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Scientists Use Nanoscale Building Blocks and DNA 'Glue' to Shape 3D Superlattices: New approach to designing ordered composite materials for possible energy applications

Nanotech-Now - April 26, 2015 - 7:45am
Taking child's play with building blocks to a whole new level-the nanometer scale-scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have constructed 3D "superlattice"...
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Magnetic RAM makes synaptic-like junction

Nanotechweb - April 24, 2015 - 8:37am
Spin-transfer torque magnetic random-access memory could act as memristive device capable of “learning”, say French researchers.
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Surface matters: Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat silicon channels

Nanotech-Now - April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
The ability of materials to conduct heat is a concept that we are all familiar with from everyday life. The modern story of thermal transport dates back to 1822 when the brilliant French physicist Jea...
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Nanoparticles Used to Improve Mechanical, Thermal Properties of Cellulose Fibers

Nanotech-Now - April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian and Malaysian researchers studied the effects of clay nanoparticles on the process of production of cellulose fibers.
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Nanoparticle drug reverses Parkinson's-like symptoms in rats

Nanotech-Now - April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
As baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease is expected to increase. Patients who develop this disease usually start experiencing symptoms around age 60 or older. Curr...
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Drexel materials scientists putting a new spin on computing memory

Nanotech-Now - April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks and laps, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data b...
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Quantum 'paparazzi' film photons in the act of pairing up

Nanotech-Now - April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
In the quantum world of light, being distinguishable means staying lonely. Only those photons that are indistinguishable can wind up in a pair, through what is called Hong-Ou-Mandel interference. This...
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Physicists generate electrical currents from noise

Nanotechweb - April 24, 2015 - 7:16am
Quantum dots put voltage fluctuations to work.
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Controlling nonlinearity in metamaterials

Nanotechweb - April 23, 2015 - 4:02am
(with video) New metasurfaces could be important for making a range of nonlinear devices, including holograms, photonics crystals and circuits.
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Dispersion Stability Test Aids Characterisation of Functionalised Graphene Materials

Nanotech-Now - April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
A new technical poster from Haydale Ltd. describes a cost-effective and repeatable method for characterisation of functionalised carbon nanomaterials.
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New Application Note Describes Nanomechanical Measurements on Diverse Materials Using the Asylum Research NanomechPro Toolkit

Nanotech-Now - April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research has released a new application note, “The NanomechProTM Toolkit: Nanomechanical AFM Techniques for Diverse Materials,” written Dr. Donna Hurley, founder of Lark Scie...
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UCLA nanoscientists are first to model atomic structures of three bacterial nanomachines: Cryo electron microscope enables scientists to explore the frontiers of targeted antibiotics

Nanotech-Now - April 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have become the first to produce images of the atomic structures of three specific biological nanomachines, each derived from a different potenti...
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