Nano News & Events

Maps predict strength of structures: Rice researchers' theory combines strength, stiffness and toughness of composites into a single design map

Nanotech-Now - March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Mother-of-pearl, the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks, inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength, stiffness and toughness of c...
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A new method for making perovskite solar cells

Nanotech-Now - March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells.
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Symmetry matters in graphene growth: Rice researchers find subtle interactions with substrate may lead to better control

Nanotech-Now - March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties, according to a new study led by Rice University.
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Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough

Nanotech-Now - March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to m...
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New remote control for molecular motors: It is now theoretically possible to remotely control the direction in which magnetic molecules spin, which opens the door to designing applications based on molecular motors

Nanotech-Now - March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
In the eyes of physicists, magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets. Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate, like spinning tops, may intuitively be difficult to achie...
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Scientists discover gecko secret

Nanotech-Now - March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
In a world first, a research team including James Cook University scientists has discovered how geckos manage to stay clean, even in dusty deserts.
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Unravelling the background in SERS

Nanotechweb - March 16, 2015 - 8:48am
New finding could help improve Surface enhanced Raman scattering for analytical applications.
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